Top 10 sleek e-bikes for eco-friendly urban commuting

In 2022, living more sustainably and consciously should be a priority for all of us, – whether it’s making changes in our daily lives, consumption, or even our means of transportation. Our typical fossil-fuel-consuming means of transportation need to be replaced by greener and more environment-friendly alternatives, and Electric Bicycles are an appealing option! Not only do they curb fuel consumption and reduce automotive emissions, but they’re also a healthy source of exercise for us! I mean, not only do we get to save the Earth from air pollution, but we can also get some intense cardio done. And they’re becoming an increasingly popular option day by day. It’s estimated that by 2023, the total number of electric bicycles in circulation around the world, will be 300 million, which is an exponential increase, from the 200 million back in 2019. It looks like everyone is slowly and steadily hopping onto the e-bicycle bandwagon! And, we’ve curated a whole range of innovative designs for you. From an e-bike that conquers all terrains to a portable e-bike made from a single piece of aluminum– we have a whole collection of sleek, modern, and super cool e-bikes for you!

1. The ENGWE X26

Unlike purely motorized personal transportation like e-scooters, e-bikes combine battery power and leg power to get you places. It’s probably because of that factor that many e-bikes tend to skimp on the motorized parts in favor of a lighter and skinnier body. After all, you can always pedal your way completely if the battery does finally give out. Definitely plausible but hardly ideal, especially if you’re trekking roads that even your mighty legs will have trouble going through. The ENGWE X26 all-terrain e-bike, in contrast, gives you all the power you need to conquer any road and almost any distance.

2. The ONEBOT-S7

E-bikes are a household name now, they are a common mode of transportation in many cities – with safety norms – for cyclists. Add to that the convenience of being able to fold the bike instantly, and it becomes a versatile option to get from point A to B efficiently, effectively, and quickly. To ensure this portability and convenience, the ONEBOT-S7 uses a unique three-fold structure – as opposed to the two-step folding design that we all are familiar with – which makes the e-bike ultra-compact when folded so it can fit in the boot of the car or slide under your workstation (however and wherever you please to use it). Compressed into the smallest single unit possible, this e-bike when folded measure only 60cm in height and length and just 35cm in width. ONEBOT-S7 is fitted with a removable battery pack in the frame, tucked neatly under the seat post. It sits there unobstructed and blends with the uniform frame design and colorway eliminating any distraction from the chrome-like finish of the e-bike.

3. The Pendler bike

Christened the Pendler bike, it gets the name from the Danish word pendling (meaning commuting) and is a nod to the country’s deep cycling culture. The idea of this concept is centered on the U-shaped frame which is basically a thick structural element. This lends the two-wheeler an identifiable silhouette for on-off urban riding needs. The aesthetics and feasible performance of the Pendler are given much attention which is important for a design to materialize for mass production.

4. The LAMBROGino

The LAMBROGino has more of an e-rikshaw-like design to scout the city for ferrying around passengers on the lookout for an economically and comfy ride to the nearest destination. The LAMBROGio has an enclosed space for safely transporting small-sized cargo without being too much of a burden on the environment. In fact, both these e-vehicles are crafted to be recyclable to produce less e-waste. According to Makio Hasuike, the bodywork is made up of recyclable polyethylene.

5. Titaa

While riding manual unicycles might be too much of a learning curve for most, self-balancing, electric unicycles sound more like something we could all get behind. Titaa, a unicycle with just those sorts of mechanics, conceptualized by Husky Design is a dual-purpose, modular vehicle that can transform from a bicycle into a self-balancing unicycle. In its full form, Titaa is an electric two-wheeler in the shape of a cargo bike. When riding Titaa as a two-wheeler, users sit upright on a curved, elevated seat rest that slopes down toward the bicycle’s set of foot pedals. There, users can rest their feet while the motor charges the e-bike ahead. Built into the rear-wheel component, Titaa runs on a battery-operated system that can be replaced and recharged near the vehicle’s foot pedals.

6. The Three Phase One

The Three Phase One is designed to look like your conventional pedal-powered bicycle, but its integrated brushless motor makes traveling longer distances an absolute breeze! It comes with a zero-compromise design but still cleverly manages to cut down on costs by offering only two color options on the two models… a Base model and a Boost model. Both variants echo the same principles of being powerful, versatile, and futuristic, yet retaining a sense of conventionalism. The design doesn’t go out of its way to look overly futuristic, but rather, focuses on a universally appealing and adaptable aesthetic that’s informed by Dutch design principles. The lightweight aluminum frame on the Three Phase One comes with a one-size-fits-all design and features a battery pack integrated into the downtube.

7. The Juggernaut HD Duo

Juggernaut HD Duo isn’t your average last-mile e-bike that lets you navigate within your neighborhood. It’s designed to be taken off the roads, traveling far beyond the borders of a city, and even going on intercity journeys if you’ve got it in you. The e-bike sports a rugged build with heavy-duty tires that work equally well on sand, snow, and gravel as they do on asphalt, which means you can take the Juggernaut HD Duo practically anywhere. Dual 910Wh batteries integrated within the bike’s frame give you nearly 100 miles of range, while an optional downtube battery sits on the outside, boosting your range to up to 200 miles… that’s about as much as traveling from New York to Philadelphia and back in a single battery charge.

8. OOH Bike

Victor Tabares, a designer based in bustling Barcelona, felt inspired to design and produce OOH BIKE. Since this e-bike retains its pedaling capabilities, most of the standout features from OOH BIKE are integrated into the bicycle itself. Just within the cyclist’s periphery vision, the battery levels are displayed along the top of the bicycle’s frame. Lit-up, neon lights signify the bicycle’s battery levels by the quarter. The front wheel on the OOH BIKE is entirely hubless, producing a metropolitan finished look that gives an otherwise integrated and functional bike some style. Additionally, the spokeless front helps rotate the wheel quickly and with little effort. While centerless wheels are primarily, it seems, an aesthetic decision, they do work well in city environments.

9. The Pilot Bicycle

No one can deny the number of options when it comes to the most eco-friendly option for commuting on the planet, but are they all practical enough? This prompted designer Franz Cerwinka to rethink the next generation of luxury bicycling that’s perfectly in tune with high-tech features. Thus came into existence the Pilot bicycle designed for the upcoming 5-10 years. Franz set out on designing the bicycle by conducting extensive interviews and testing phases. Interactions with bike owners, students, or other people who ride their bikes for daily commutes led to the final design. Talking of shaping and modeling the two-wheeler, this bit took the most chunk of the effort since it was a one-man job.

10. Prototype O

Called Prototype 0, this velodrome track racing bicycle imagined for speed heads shines out with its unibody design that’s centered on drag reduction and aerodynamic optimization for maximum acceleration with minimum effort. The ultra-slim profile of the Prototype helps in achieving the least possible aerodynamic drag which is great for effortless commuting. The bike is a fixie – a single-speed gear bicycle that is tailored for urban riding for extra degree control. Don’t expect it to be as good for steep ascends or rugged terrain, as it’s purely designed to be a racing demon for smooth tarmac surfaces. The presence of a bigger gear shaft means that the control is going to be the ride’s forte.