Folding e-bikes are a commuter’s dream come true, and in reality, all e-bike fans can enjoy the convenience of a folding e-bike. Compared to their full-size counterparts, folding electric bikes are so much easier to transport, store, and maneuver, not to mention a lot easier on the wallet. In this guide, we share our top-rated fastest folding electric bikes.
Since their inception, folding electric bikes have come a long way from being scrawny models that failed to raise the pulse even a notch. Nowadays, there are folding fat-tire bikes, folding mountain bikes, and smaller folding city bikes that pack some serious power. The key is to know where to look because a lot of folding models fail to break the 15 mph mark.
In this guide, you’ll find none of those slow versions. Every bike in this guide goes beyond 20 mph at a minimum. Let’s get started below with a helpful chart that shows you the most important specs for our top picks to give you an idea of what you’re working with. You’ll find both premium and low-cost electric bike options to suit your budget.
After the chart, be sure to stick around and check out our individual reviews of each bike plus some bonus tips.
Top 5 Fastest Electric Folding Bikes
|#1) QuietKat Voyager Folding Electric Bicycle
|#2) Cyrusher XF690 Folding Fat Tire Hydraulic Electric Bike
|#3) Addmotor MOTAN M-150 R7 Step-Thru Electric Folding Bike
|#4) Cyrusher XF770 Folding Electric Mountain Bike
|#5) NAKTO 20″ FASHION Folding Electric Bicycle
Folding Electric Bike Reviews
The e-bikes in our Top 5 provide plenty of variety for everyone to enjoy. From campers to commuters to city dwellers, there are some of the fastest folding electric bikes on the market in the chart above. Most folding models range in wattage from 250W up to 750W.
In the following sections, we share individual reviews of each bike in our Top 5 to give you a clear idea of what each model offers before making your final decision.
#1) QuietKat Voyager Folding Electric Bicycle
QuietKat manufactures the best electric bike for hunting, and its folding Voyager model is a thing of beauty. Of the five models in this guide, the Voyager is the most powerful and fastest with a max unassisted speed of 25 mph. That’s quite impressive considering most folding models don’t reach 25 mph with pedal-assist. In fact, we’ve seen folding models by Schwinn and others that only reach up to 15 mph, so the Voyager blows them away.
Who is this bike good for? This bike is best for campers, hunters, and anyone who wants a folding e-bike to ride on and offroad in rugged conditions. The 20″ x 4″ Kenda tires are built for toughness and adventure. However, despite being built to handle backcountry terrain, this bike is suitable for all conditions.
One feature that delivers a smoother ride than you’ll find on most folding models is the front air suspension fork. This is one feature we really like to see in a folding model that can be hard to find. With this bike, your hands won’t rattle when riding over gravel and other bumpy terrains. Lastly, the range of 20 to 40 miles per charge is solid considering the top speed and power this bike delivers.
- An excellent choice for backcountry conditions
- The best e-bike in our guide for fishing, hunting, and camping
- Highest max unassisted speed of the bikes in our guide
- Fairly lightweight at 60 lbs
- Reliable 48v/11.6ah Panasonic Battery
- Front air suspension fork for a smoother ride
- SRAM 7-Speed Drivetrain
- Pricier than the other four models
- Mechanical disc brakes rather than hydraulic
- Not the most comfortable bike of the 5
#2) Cyrusher XF690 Folding Fat Tire Hydraulic Electric Bike
When you’re shopping for a top e-bike for the money, Cyrusher is a great place to look. We’re big fans of Cyrusher, as the company puts out affordable bikes with the same specs as bikes that cost $1,000s more. Of the current Cyrusher folding models, the XF690 is one of the most powerful with enough options to suit everyone’s taste.
Similar to the QuietKat Voyager, the XF690 is built to tackle all terrains with its fat tires and suspension system. Unlike the Voyager, the XF690 features a full suspension system with a lockable shock-absorbing front fork and a rear shock. Additionally, the XF690 features a 21-speed crank with a mountain-bike-style gear plate.
A third feature you’ll like is hydraulic disc brakes rather than mechanical disc brakes. All things considered, this bike is packed with premium features – some better than the QuietKat Voyager – and at the time of this writing, the bike costs a good chunk less than the Voyager.
- This bike features stock fenders while the Voyager does not
- Hydraulic disc brakes for better control on slopes
- Front & rear suspension for the smoothest ride of the bikes in this guide
- Twist throttle with full-electric mode for completely unassisted movement
- Features a horn and LED light for security and safety
- Fat 26″ x 4″ tires for all terrains
- Excellent range up to 55 miles or more per charge
- Too large for some people
- Not the best choice for some city dwellers
#3) Addmotor MOTAN M-150 R7 Step-Thru Electric Folding Bike
Addmotor is another great e-bike brand that sells top-notch bikes for affordable prices. The M-150 R7 is the best all-around folding bike in our Top 5 for everyone. It’s not too big or unwieldy for city dwellers, yet it’s powerful and rugged enough to use as a hunting or camping e-bike. Additionally, the step-thru frame makes this bike a good choice for seniors who want to avoid having to step over a crossbar to mount the bike.
The Addmotor M-150 R7 is quite compact with its collapsible top tube and folding frame. You’ll have no problem fitting this bike into the trunk of a car, back of an SUV or truck, or even beneath your desk at work if you plan to use it as a commuter e-bike. Plus, even with its small size, it manages to comfortably carry loads up to 280 lbs, which isn’t too far from what QuietKat and Cyrusher offer.
A couple of features that the M-150 R7 and QuietKat Voyager have in common are Kenda 20″ x 4″ fat tires and Panasonic batteries. Yet, the M-150 R7 costs considerably less at the time of this writing. One final highlight we want to mention is the awesome range this bike offers at up 65 miles per charge with pedal-assist. That’s one of the longest ranges you’ll find on the market, all the while the 750W motor delivers some serious speed.
- The same brand & size fat tires as the QuietKat Voyager
- The step-thru frame makes this bike the easiest to mount/dismount of the five in our guide
- Front suspension for riding over gravel and rocky terrains
- Features a 5″ LCD display with a USB charging port to charge your phone or other devices
- Features a horn and LED light for security and safety
- Wide recommended height range of 5’2″ to 6’3″
- Stock front & rear fenders plus head & taillights
- One of the easiest fat tire e-bikes to fold
- Mechanical brakes
- Slightly longer charging time of 6-7 hours compared to 4-6 offered by Cyrusher
- Not quite as fast as the QuietKat Voyager
#4) Cyrusher XF770 Folding Electric Mountain Bike
As far as folding electrical mountain bikes go, the XF770 is a beast, especially for the money compared to pricier models with similar features. The main difference between the XF770 and the three bikes above is the tires. Instead of 4″ fat tires, this bike features traditional anti-skid mountain bike tires. Beyond the tires, it carries a lot of the same features as the XF690 model.
You’ll find a 21-speed crank, full front & rear suspension system, and twist-grip throttle. Several differences between the XF690 and XF770 are no stock fenders on the 770, mechanical brakes rather than hydraulic brakes on the 770, and metal spokes on the 690.
Comparatively, the XF690 is more feature-rich, and it does cost more than the XF770. For this reason, it’s important to consider how much the premium features in the XF690 are worth to you because you’d be hard-pressed to find a folding mountain e-bike with the same features as the XF770 for the same price.
- Considerably more affordable than the XF690 for a comparable folding mountain e-bike
- Large LCD screen w/ battery life indicator to track your stats
- Front & rear suspension for mountain conditions
- Awesome range of up to 50 miles in pedal-assist mode
- The bike arrives 95% assembled
- A good alternative to the fat-tire models above
- One of the cheapest e-bikes you’ll find with these features
- Bright waterproof LED headlight
- Mechanical brakes rather than the hydraulic brakes featured on the XF690
- You might prefer metal spokes
- Not the most compact bike in our guide
#5) NAKTO 20″ FASHION Folding Electric Bicycle
Last up is our diamond in the rough pick. This bike is a warrior at only 250W with a max speed of 23 mph. On top of that, it’s the most affordable model in our guide. The best candidates for this bike are city dwellers, seniors, and anyone who plans to ride primarily on pavement or asphalt.
Considering this bike does not offer front or rear suspension, it’s the only bike in our guide that doesn’t handle gravel or bumpy terrain well. Additionally, it features standard tires rather than fat tires, which makes it best for riding over hard surfaces. Having said that, we love this bike for road riding.
Of the five bikes in this guide, the Nakto model is the most comfortable with the cushiest stock seat. Additionally, it offers a more upright riding position similar to the Addmotor M-150 R7. Compared to mountain e-bikes, senior riders and all riders alike will appreciate not having to hunch over while riding. Finally, the Nakto model is the lightest of the five in our guide, making it the easiest to lift and store in a trunk between uses.
- The most affordable model of the five in this guide
- An excellent choice for city dwellers who want a convenient way to cruise around town
- Seniors love the lightweight frame and ease of use
- 23 mph max speed is impressive for a 250W folding e-bike
- Folds up very easily
- It takes off quickly on flat surfaces and requires minimal pedaling to move uphill
- Small enough to fit into the backseat of a sedan
- Single gear
- Limited battery life indicator with three bars
- Lifting it out of a trunk is difficult for some folks
The fastest folding electric bike typically reaches unassisted speeds of up to 25 mph. We find that QuietKat offers the highest performance e-bikes on the market that are built to tackle rugged terrains like a champ. However, not everyone is ready to throw down 1000s of bucks on an e-bike, especially if you’re a first-time owner.
The Nakto folding e-bike is the best in our guide for first-time owners because it’s both fast and affordable. It also folds up nicely and offers a great range for a 250W model.
After Nakto, Addmotor’s M-150 R7 is undoubtedly worth a look as the best all-around option in our guide. Its versatility as a fat tire e-bike with a step-thru frame makes it an enticingly unique option.
Finally, for folks who are in the market for a fast folding electric mountain bike, Cyrusher is our current favorite for the money.