Tern Extends Line-up with Electric Folder
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Tern is introducing its first electric folding bike, the eLink. The new model adds an electric boost to the Link and makes cycling accessible to a broader audience. “E-bikes are great but they generally aren’t very compact or portable,” said Joshua Hon.
“The lack of portability creates two problems for the rider,” Joshua Hon continues. “The inability to combine an e-bike with other forms of transport and lack of options to store the e-bike inside, safe from thieves. Portability is our specialty and the eLink, solves these two issues neatly.”
For use in most mass transit systems
The eLink is small enough to be brought aboard most mass transit systems without restriction, it folds in under 10 seconds and fits easily onto buses and trains and under a desk at work. For weekend cyclists, the eLink fits easily into car trunks or onto a boat. Portability allows the eLink to integrate smoothly with all other modes of transport.
The eLink features a 250W Bafang mid-motor with four levels of power support. The 36V lithium battery with 374Wh allows for a range of up to 50 kilometers. The eLink meets all current EN test standards for e-bikes. In anticipation of more demanding future standards, the frame has already been tested to, and passed, EN 14766, the European standard for mountain bike frames.