When you have a commute that is just close enough that’s it’s too far to drive, but still too far to walk every day, then you have to look into other options. Maybe you want to ride a bike, use a method of personal transport like the Solowheel, or just take the bus. As always, there are more than 1500 ways to fix this issue thanks to the goodness that comes from innovation.
Regardless of which option you choose, it’s best to have something that is easy to carry, doesn’t make your trip harder than it already is, and isn’t going to cost you thousands of dollars. If you want a mish-mash of the folding bike and an electric bike, then the A-Bike Electric will kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. This is said to be very lightweight, and only takes about ten seconds to unfold. Once you are using it, this can take you up to 15 miles if it has enough juice.
It has an adjustable seat and a closed chain so you won’t have to touch any grease or get caught unaware. This option will not only allow you to ride effortlessly up hills and face tough inclines, but can also go wherever you do. The bike can be folded up to follow you onto a train, taxi, or into the office. It uses a battery that looks like a canister, and can be charged via USB on your desk. Through the battery, you can turn on or off the electric motor, and there are LEDs to let you know how much juice you have left. While this isn’t cheap at around $890, it will save you a great deal of time and effort getting from place to place.
Available for crowdfunding on Kickstarter