The first Brompton folding bike was made in 1975 by the inventor Andrew Ritchie, and today Brompton is the leading bike manufacturer in the UK, with its factory in Greenford, West London.
A Brompton electric folding bike gives you that same flexibility that’s perfect for city life. It folds to a third of its size and weighs just 11kg on average. In 20 seconds, you can fold your Brompton e-bike into a small compact package—store it neatly or carry it along, with no need to worry about theft.
Electric Brompton bikes are developed with experts at Williams Advanced Engineering, using Formula E racing car technology for the integrated 250w hub motor to deliver optimum performance and portability.
The Electric C Line is available in Urban or Explore models, both with 250-kwh hub motors and Smart Pedal Assist. Urban’s simple two-gear setup makes it extra-light to ride and carry, and easy to maintain for leisurely commuting and city cruising.
Explore, meanwhile, is designed to help you do just that—it’s got six gears and can be loaded up with luggage and a rack. Both have a choice of handlebar types and adjustable seats for different riding positions, plus a lightweight (2.2kg) removable battery pack.
See the full Brompton electric bike range at Pure Electric.
Prices start at £2,725, although the total cost will depend on your chosen customisation options. If you wish, you can spread the cost with Retail Finance.
The Brompton e-bike price represents an investment in top-quality engineering and the latest technology. Don’t forget that you can take the Brompton folding electric bike anywhere with you, so it’s less likely to be stolen.
If you want to try before you buy, you can get a free test ride at Pure Electric or Brompton retailers. There’s also the Brompton Bike Hire scheme, with 24-hour or 30-day hire from over 50 docks across the UK.
It’s really up to you how fast you want to go. However, the motor can only assist you up to a maximum speed of 15.5mph (25 km/h). That’s because all electric bikes must comply with UK regulations. However, the Brompton electric bike weight is kept low to ensure you don’t have to work too hard!
The amount of assistance depends on the speed of the bike, the pedal speed and the power input into the pedals. Using smart sensors, the Brompton electric bike automatically provides more assistance when it feels more pressure on the pedals. You can also select your assistance mode (from 0 to 3) as you go.
Brompton electric bikes have a typical range of between 40 and 80km (25 to 50 miles). You’ll be comfortable, too—the added torque sensor in the bottom bracket gives a smooth, stable and more efficient ride.
Range can be affected by various factors. You’ll use more battery power in the higher assistance modes, and on routes with lots of starting and stopping. Low temperatures also affect efficiency.
When you need to charge the battery, you can remove it with a click and plug it in wherever’s convenient. Fully charge in four to five hours with the standard 2A charger, or two hours with the Fast Charger.
Brompton e-bikes use the best quality components, and that includes the battery. The bikes are equipped with long-lasting lithium-ion batteries, but battery life varies according to usage. To maximise battery life, it’s important to make sure that you use, store, and recharge it correctly.
For example, the battery must be charged indoors, in dry conditions and at room temperature. Brompton recommends charging the battery at least once a month. If it becomes fully discharged, recharge it as soon as possible.
When your battery reaches the end of its life, take it to an authorised Brompton Electric dealer, who will be able to assist you with disposal and replacement.