First of all, it’s very small. How small? Well, folded, it sits slightly larger than a tablet. Depending on the size of your screen, it’s even possible your current tablet, if you own one, is bigger than this e-bike. But how is this achieved? Let's find out.
For something this small to be able to handle the weight of an adult, it has to be constructed rather well. To achieve such strength the makers threw in a magnesium and aluminum alloy frame that can carry a rider up to 220 lbs. (100 kg). Another benefit of this alloy is it’s exceptionally light. The entire bike, with components and all, comes in at just 27.5lbs. (12.5 kg).
Ok. Back to business. So, the tires are made of low energy consumption rubber and are held in place by two just-as-small forks that are set on a hinge. It’s this hinge that allows the wheels to be folded into position. But where do they go? If you need to pack up the scooter, the wheels will fold into those two circles that act as part of the frame.
One thing I found odd on this scooter is the seat. If you haven’t guessed yet which part is the seat, it’s those two black pads you see towards the rear. Apparently, they’re supposed to be some ergonomic design that literally supports each butt-cheek independently offering a 40% increase in comfort in comparison to traditional saddles. That one’s a bit hard to believe as there really is no comfortable way to sit on a barstool. But hey, until I try it, I'm not going to disregard it.
As for the battery pack, can you guess where it is? It’s that square box right between the seat and the handlebars. This tiny cube has a capacity of 247.9Wh and even includes a USB port to charge your device. But what we don’t know is how long the fun will last. Although, once drained, you’re up and running again in a little over three hours. All of this powers a 300W hub motor found I the rear wheel, which also includes the EBS I mentioned earlier.
As for its size and weight, it seems that the scooter will fit in a backpack. The E3 only comes in at questionably low $478 (400 euro at the time of writing this article), and free shipping. Christmas is coming!