Electric bikes have been around for a while and often come with a hefty price tag. If you want the convenience of having a foldable, electronic bike but don’t want to drop over a grand, take a look at the Jolt eBike and act quickly.
Creator John Madden is selling his eBike on IndieGoGo at an early bird price of $499, plus shipping. This will save early bird shoppers 75 percent, as the bike will eventually retail at $1,500. The bike has a 50-mile range and comes with a 350-watt motor.
The Jolt eBike tops out at 20 miles per hour and features all-terrain tires along with an LG li-ion battery. This eBike is similar in size to a typical aluminum folding bike, and the LG battery is built into the frame. It can fold and unfold in just 20 seconds and is adjustable for all heights.
The bike boasts a pedal assist mode for a 50-mile range, but it can take you to your destination even if you don’t want to pedal. In that case, it has a 30-mile range. All of the vital speed and range statistics are displayed on an LCD computer that lives on the telescopic handlebars along with a thumb throttle and 7-speed gear shifter.
“The JOLT has a regulated top speed of 20 mph — more than fast enough for commuting, traversing steep hills, and speeding you on your way to your destination. It’s also a lot of fun! The powerful 36V 350 watt electric motor is actually capable of propelling the bike at higher speeds, but regulating it to 20 mph keeps the bike street legal and also reduces wear on the engine,” the company reported.
You can find more information about the bike on IndieGoGo where the company has already raised over $96,000, which is way over its initial goal of $50,000.
Click here to order your own and keep in mind that the bike will arrive fully assembled. It comes in white, black or blue and should ship next April. Unless you live in New York City. Unfortunately, the Big Apple reportedly does not allow eBikes.
“This is a bike designed by and for riders and commuters and everyone in between. Jolt is now officially known as the best and most affordable eBike on the planet,” according to the company’s IndieGoGo page.