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Top 10 Best Folding Electric Bikes Under 500 2022 – Review & Buying Guide

The review includes detailed performance information and recommendations for your goals and budget. Taking that into consideration, We offer you a complete review and buying guide for the best folding electric bikes under 500 . Here are the top 10 best folding electric bikes under 500 of 2023:
Rank Product Name Score
1
Electric Bicycle, Sailnovo 14'' Electric Bike for Adults and Teenagers with 18.6MPH 45Miles Waterproof Folding Electric Bike with Removable 36V 10.4Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Throttle & Pedal Assist
Electric Bicycle, Sailnovo 14'' Electric Bike for Adults and Teenagers with 18.6MPH 45Miles Waterproof Folding Electric Bike with Removable 36V 10.4Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Throttle & Pedal Assist
6.7
2
Jetson Electric Bike Bolt Folding Electric Bike, with Pegs - with LCD Display, Lightweight & Portable with Carrying Handle, Travel Up to 15 Miles, Max Speed Up to 15.5 MPH , 40
Jetson Electric Bike Bolt Folding Electric Bike, with Pegs - with LCD Display, Lightweight & Portable with Carrying Handle, Travel Up to 15 Miles, Max Speed Up to 15.5 MPH , 40" x 20" x 37"
9.36
3
Electric Bike for Adults Teens,DYU D3F 14
Electric Bike for Adults Teens,DYU D3F 14" Folding Electric Bicycle,Commuter City E-Bike with 250W Motor and 36V 10AH Lithium-Ion Battery,40-45miles Travel Range
6
4
ANCHEER 14'' / 12'' Electric Bike Electric Bicycle, 500W / 350W Folding Electric Commuter Bike 20MPH Adults/Teens City Ebike with 48V 7.5Ah / 6Ah Battery & Dual-Disc Brakes
ANCHEER 14'' / 12'' Electric Bike Electric Bicycle, 500W / 350W Folding Electric Commuter Bike 20MPH Adults/Teens City Ebike with 48V 7.5Ah / 6Ah Battery & Dual-Disc Brakes
9.02
5
DINOKA Bike U Lock - 16mm Heavy Duty Security U Cable Bike Lock with 4ft Flex Bike Cable and Sturdy Mounting Bracket for Road Bike Mountain Bike Electric Bike Folding Bike
DINOKA Bike U Lock - 16mm Heavy Duty Security U Cable Bike Lock with 4ft Flex Bike Cable and Sturdy Mounting Bracket for Road Bike Mountain Bike Electric Bike Folding Bike
9.44
6
ANCHEER Folding Electric Bike Electric Bicycle E-Bike 350W Powerful Motor Waterproof Ebike with 15 Mile Range, APP Speed Setting (White)
ANCHEER Folding Electric Bike Electric Bicycle E-Bike 350W Powerful Motor Waterproof Ebike with 15 Mile Range, APP Speed Setting (White)
8.98
7
Leadzm 14
Leadzm 14" Folding Aluminum Electric Bike with 36V 6Ah Battery, 250W Foldable E-Bike 3 Speed Dual Disc, Electric Bicycle Throttle & Pedal Assist with LCD Display & Light for Adult & Teenager (Black)
9.38
8
Bike U Lock with Cable - Via Velo Bike Lock Heavy Duty Bicycle U-Lock,14mm Shackle and 10mm x1.8m Cable with Mounting Bracket for Road Bike Mountain Bike Electric Bike Folding Bike
Bike U Lock with Cable - Via Velo Bike Lock Heavy Duty Bicycle U-Lock,14mm Shackle and 10mm x1.8m Cable with Mounting Bracket for Road Bike Mountain Bike Electric Bike Folding Bike
9.74
9
Schwinn Loop Adult Folding Bike, 20-inch Wheels, 7-Speed Drivetrain, Rear Carry Rack, Carrying Bag, White
Schwinn Loop Adult Folding Bike, 20-inch Wheels, 7-Speed Drivetrain, Rear Carry Rack, Carrying Bag, White
9.36
10
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike with Pedals, Black, 58cm/Medium
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike with Pedals, Black, 58cm/Medium
9.36

Top 10 Folding Electric Bikes Under 500 of 2023

Sailnovo Y1-14

1
Electric Bicycle, Sailnovo 14'' Electric Bike for Adults and Teenagers with 18.6MPH 45Miles Waterproof Folding Electric Bike with Removable 36V 10.4Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Throttle & Pedal Assist

by Sailnovo

6.7/10

Electric Bicycle, Sailnovo 14'' Electric Bike for Adults and Teenagers with 18.6MPH 45Miles Waterproof Folding Electric Bike with Removable 36V 10.4Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Throttle & Pedal Assist

Color A-Black
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand Sailnovo
Rating 6.7/10

Features

  • CHOOSE A MODE AS YOUR NEED:Combining with 3 modes for your choose: Electric Bike, Pedal Assistant Bike and Traditional Bike; Enjoy your journey with this folding electric bike even during a traffic jam. The Max loading is 264.5lbs/120kg, suitable for 4'10''-5'10'' riders aged 12-60.
  • LITHIUM BATTERY & LONG MILEAGE: The 36V 10.4AH lithium battery electric bike built-in 350W powerful motor, max speed of 18.6MPH(30KM/H). The riding range is 28(in pure ebike mode)-45miles(pedal assistant mode); It's up to 18.6 miles(30km) on a single charge. And you can read the battery and speed on the LCD control panel conveniently, makes your electric bicycle commuting easier.
  • HIGH QUALITY BRAKE & GEAR SHIFT SYSTEM: The 14 inches air-filled tires provide an excellent cycling stability and equipped with front and rear double disc brake for providing powerful braking and keeping your safe. The horn and the bright LED headlamp are equipped for night riding safely. IPX54 waterproof design, suitable for rainy riding.
  • RIDING IN COMFORT:The height-adjustable seat gives you complete control over the comfort level of your adventure. Meanwhile, quick folding design makes it convenient to put into the car trunk, save more space for storage or transportation.
  • GOOD GUARANTEE:It takes about 5-7 workdays on delivering generally. Be confident to buy this e-bike, we provide lifelong technical support. If there any issue with it, don't hesitate to contact us, and we will response and solve it within 24 hours.

Jetson JBOLT-BLK

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Jetson Electric Bike Bolt Folding Electric Bike, with Pegs - with LCD Display, Lightweight & Portable with Carrying Handle, Travel Up to 15 Miles, Max Speed Up to 15.5 MPH , 40

by Jetson

9.36/10

Jetson Electric Bike Bolt Folding Electric Bike, with Pegs - with LCD Display, Lightweight & Portable with Carrying Handle, Travel Up to 15 Miles, Max Speed Up to 15.5 MPH , 40" x 20" x 37"

Color Black
Prime Status Yes
Warranty 1-Year Limited
Brand Jetson
Rating 9.36/10

Features

  • Take charge: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery    
  • Max Range 15 Miles: Explore your neighborhood or enjoy your commute all on a single battery charge.  
  • Lightweight Frame: The aluminum alloy frame is lightweight and sturdy, supporting up to 250 lbs and made for everyday use
  • On the go: easily take it up and down stairs, slide it under your desk, or tuck it away at home with the collapsible handlebar
  • 250-Watt Motor: Zip around town in style with the Bolt's powerful yet quiet motor. 

DYU

3
Electric Bike for Adults Teens,DYU D3F 14

by DYU

6/10

Electric Bike for Adults Teens,DYU D3F 14" Folding Electric Bicycle,Commuter City E-Bike with 250W Motor and 36V 10AH Lithium-Ion Battery,40-45miles Travel Range

Color Black
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand DYU
Rating 6/10

Features

  • DYU D3F Smart Ebike - It is a foldable, portable and easy-to-store electric assisted bicycle. It is very suitable for daily commuting in the city or cycling in the suburbs on weekends. The lightweight High carbon steel frame, mini size and folding design make it very convenient to take on the bus, underground or store in the boot of the car.
  • Pre-assembled & 3 Working Modes: 90% pre-assembled electric bike, no complicated assembly, quicker to enjoy the new ride. Foldable design will make it easier to carry and storing. Three riding modes supported: pure electric mode, electric assist mode, normal bike mode.
  • Strong Motor & Durable Battery: Powerful 250W drive motor brings a more extreme driving experience. 36V 10Ah lithium battery brings longer travel experience. Charging time only need 4-6 hours. The weight of the vehicle and battery is 20.5 kg (45.1 LB). The small body bursts out with great energy, the max speed can be 15.5 mph. Distance Per Charge:>35 miles (Electric Only, Rider weight<165LBS(75KG), flat road and full power;>55 miles(Electric Assist, Rider weight<165LBS(75KG).
  • Tire & Brake: Tire size: 14 * 2.5", Anti-skidding, adapt to city,country and other complex topography. Inner tube: 14×2.3/2.5". Front and Rear Disc Brakes.Rear-mounted high-bright brake lights to improve safe driving experience. Come with pedal assist and walk assist model. High carbon steel Frame.
  • Fixed speed cruise control ---Keep the same speed for 8 seconds, D3F automatically starts to cruise without checking the throttle.
  • Notes:This is D3F, not D3+, doesn't support APP.In areas where the temperature is too high, do not overfill the tires, otherwise the tires may blow out
  • Fast Shipping & Considera Services: Generally it will take 3-7 days to receive the electric bike after you get the tracking ID. Please contact us If there is any problem with this ebike,we will provide 100% satisfaction.

ANCHEER D1

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ANCHEER 14'' / 12'' Electric Bike Electric Bicycle, 500W / 350W Folding Electric Commuter Bike 20MPH Adults/Teens City Ebike with 48V 7.5Ah / 6Ah Battery & Dual-Disc Brakes

by ANCHEER

9.02/10

ANCHEER 14'' / 12'' Electric Bike Electric Bicycle, 500W / 350W Folding Electric Commuter Bike 20MPH Adults/Teens City Ebike with 48V 7.5Ah / 6Ah Battery & Dual-Disc Brakes

Color 14 Inches White (APP Control)
Prime Status No
Warranty 1
Brand ANCHEER
Rating 9.02/10

Features

  • STRONGER 500W MOTOR : 500W high speed brushless motor, providing more than enough to power your daily commute, a cruise through city streets or climb over little hills With speeds up to 20 mph, It will get you there swiftly.
  • BATTERY & MILEAGE : With the 48V 7.5Ah Lithium-Ion battery, you can reach a range of up to 18-20 miles per charge. Plenty for a day's commuting.
  • FASHION DESIGN & GOOD QUALITY: Our ebike inspired by the shape of dolphins, has super cute and smart design. IPX5 Waterproof range protects your trip on rainy days. It also adopts innovative aluminum alloy frame, double layer aluminum alloy wheel.
  • CRUISECONTROL : ​Twist throttle for 8 seconds and press the switch to enter the cruise control to get certain speed.
  • DUAL DISC BRAKES : Shorter braking distance and your driving safety are ensured, as both the front & rear mechanical Disc brakes are well equipped on our electric bicycles. It makes stopping smooth, safe and so easy to maintain.

DINOKA

5
DINOKA Bike U Lock - 16mm Heavy Duty Security U Cable Bike Lock with 4ft Flex Bike Cable and Sturdy Mounting Bracket for Road Bike Mountain Bike Electric Bike Folding Bike

by DINOKA

9.44/10

DINOKA Bike U Lock - 16mm Heavy Duty Security U Cable Bike Lock with 4ft Flex Bike Cable and Sturdy Mounting Bracket for Road Bike Mountain Bike Electric Bike Folding Bike

Color White
Prime Status Yes
Warranty -
Brand DINOKA
Rating 9.44/10

Features

  • 【Double-opening Head】Our DINOKA heavy duty bicycle u lock is a double-opening head, The thief needs to break the bike locks on both sides at the same time to open it, which is safer than a single-opening head ulock. The lock cylinder of the bicycle is made of C-grade pure copper blades and has a precise structure to prevent various technologies from opening. In addition, the bike u lock is equipped with 2 rust-proof copper keys with a complex snake-shaped slot, which is safer to use.
  • 【Sturdy and Durable】This bicycle lock is made of 16mm/0.63 inch (including 0.1 inches friendly silicone sleeve) hardened high-performance alloy steel, which can resist cutting and lever attacks. Our bike d lock will provide more security for your bike.
  • 【Convenient to Lock】The bike u-lock heavy-duty comes with 4 feet/0.48in steel cable which is coated with PVC covering to provide a greater locking method to protect your bike, suitable for bicycles, motorcycles, electric bike, scooters.
  • 【Portable Size】The size of the u lock for bicycle is 7.9 in * 5.1 in, which is the same size of a 9.7in tablet and is convenient to carry. In addition, come with a mounting bracket that is suitable for all-round tripods with a diameter ≤ of 1.18in (30mm).
  • 【Package Includes】You will get 1*bike ulock, 1*4ft flex cable, 1*mounting bracket and 2*keys, it is very easy to install according to our instructions. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will get back within 24 hours.

ANCHEER D1

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ANCHEER Folding Electric Bike Electric Bicycle E-Bike 350W Powerful Motor Waterproof Ebike with 15 Mile Range, APP Speed Setting (White)

by ANCHEER

8.98/10

ANCHEER Folding Electric Bike Electric Bicycle E-Bike 350W Powerful Motor Waterproof Ebike with 15 Mile Range, APP Speed Setting (White)

Color White
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand ANCHEER
Rating 8.98/10

Features

  • 350W POWERFUL MOTOR: ANCHEER folding electric bike is equipped with a 350W high speed motor achieving top speed of 15-17 MPH, powered by 36V battery, with a range of 15 mile means your e-bike commute just easier.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT FOLDING FRAME: This e-bike is easy to fold and save more space for storage. It weighs a mere 36lbs, easy to carry with one hand. Provided with Both good anti-pressure ability and lightweight frame.
  • FASHION DESIGN& GOOD QUALITY: This ebike inspired by the shape of dolphins, has super cute and smart design. IPX5 Waterproof range protects your trip on rainy days. It also adopts innovative aluminum alloy frame, double layer aluminum alloy wheel.
  • APP SUPPORTTING SYSTEM: This foldable electric Bicycle has Bluetooth System (above Android 4.3/IOS 8); APP Speed Setting; Motor locking (original password 123456); Mileage & Time recording; E Bike self-test means you can quickly detect the fault of the electric bicycle. It also has cruise control, get the certain speed and no need to twist the throttle all the time.
  • EASY TO ASSEMBLY: ANCHEER electric bicycle are shipped 85% assembled. Step-by-step instructions and detailed assembly videos are available for you in assembly.

LEADZM

7
Leadzm 14

by LEADZM

9.38/10

Leadzm 14" Folding Aluminum Electric Bike with 36V 6Ah Battery, 250W Foldable E-Bike 3 Speed Dual Disc, Electric Bicycle Throttle & Pedal Assist with LCD Display & Light for Adult & Teenager (Black)

Color Black
Prime Status No
Warranty -
Brand LEADZM
Rating 9.38/10

Features

  • POWERFUL MOTOR & BATTERY:Powerful 250w motor with 36v, 6Ah battery, the max speed can reach 15.5mph. Per charge, the pure power can travel a distance of up to 25km( 15.5miles). The pedal assist can travel a distance of up to 37.3miles. The battery is full hidden in the frame of the car making it look better. The inside chip can help prevent overcurrent, overcharge, over discharge, short circuit, and over temperature.
  • SMART METER DISPLAY:Equipped with HD smart meter display, you can easily follow the driving speed and the remaining power of the battery, so as to avoid running out of power.The plus and minus button are used to set the gear and there's also a horn button to further protect your safety.
  • DURABLE & HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE:The frame is all made by Aluminum and this makes it only weights 40LB. It is easy to fold and easy to store. The electric bike with front/rear disc brakes provide better control and more reliable stopping. The perfect brake design can better protect your safety.The height of the seat can be adjusted.You can easily adjust the seat to find the ideal position for a comfortable ride.
  • SAFETY FRONT & REAR LIGHT:The furthest place that this head lamp can reach is 20 meters in front of you. Whenever you hold the brake, the red tail light will alert. This tail lamp still works even when the power is not on.The high quality pneumatic tire is also being used in this E-Bike. It will help you drive this bicycle under most circumstances even in rainy weather.
  • FOLDABLE & EASY TO ASSEMBLE:90% of the electric bicycle is pre-installed.Equipped with detailed instructions, you can easily complete the installation in a short.timeAnd enjoy 100% electricity emissions and zero emissions.The 14-inch electric bicycle only weighs 40 pounds,it can be easily folded to fit compact vehicles, under desks, subways and other small spaces. It is easy to fold and carry and reduce space.Ideal for students and commuters.

Via Velo 234100

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Bike U Lock with Cable - Via Velo Bike Lock Heavy Duty Bicycle U-Lock,14mm Shackle and 10mm x1.8m Cable with Mounting Bracket for Road Bike Mountain Bike Electric Bike Folding Bike

by Via Velo

9.74/10

Bike U Lock with Cable - Via Velo Bike Lock Heavy Duty Bicycle U-Lock,14mm Shackle and 10mm x1.8m Cable with Mounting Bracket for Road Bike Mountain Bike Electric Bike Folding Bike

Color Black
Prime Status Yes
Warranty WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE: 3-year warranty applies to U lock for US, CA, UK, EU Cyclists, 90-day money back policy, 24-hour online customer service. If you are not satisfied with it, you get a full refund unconditionally. Rest assured
Brand Via Velo
Rating 9.74/10

Features

  • ✔️ DURABLE ALL-WEATHER PROTECTION – Via Velo bike U-lock with hexagonal PVC cover resists corrosion from water, dust and dirt to prolong the life of your lock. All-weather performance means peace of mind and better security
  • ️ ✔️ EASY AND STRONG TO LOCK YOUR BIKE – The bike lock with thickness(including rubber casing):14mm,9.84 in (250mm) x 5.51 in (140mm) U shack to lock and go! Locking your bike and your wheels with 10mm x 180cm cable, fast and easy with our quick, no-hassle system. Great bike safety tool
  • ✔️ AMAZING CONVENIENCE AND SECURITY – 2 keys for convenience! The bike U-lock comes with 2 keys. One of them you can take and use in daily life and the other you can leave at home in case the trouble when you lose one carelessly
  • ✔️ SIMPLY INSTALLING BRACKET ON YOUR BIKE – Convenient high-quality mounting bracket means your lock goes with you, Our bracket is suitable for bike tube:20-42mm. Pls refer to our picture to install the bracket Value for your money
  • ✔️ WARRANTY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE: 3-year warranty applies to U lock for US, CA, UK, EU Cyclists, 90-day money back policy, 24-hour online customer service. If you are not satisfied with it, you get a full refund unconditionally. Rest assured

Schwinn S2280BAZ

9
Schwinn Loop Adult Folding Bike, 20-inch Wheels, 7-Speed Drivetrain, Rear Carry Rack, Carrying Bag, White

by Schwinn

9.36/10

Schwinn Loop Adult Folding Bike, 20-inch Wheels, 7-Speed Drivetrain, Rear Carry Rack, Carrying Bag, White

Color White
Prime Status Yes
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty
Brand Schwinn
Rating 9.36/10

Features

  • Lightweight step-through frame folds for easy storage; Folding frame with 20-inch wheels fit riders 56 to 74 inches tall
  • 7-speed twist shifter provides smooth gear changes
  • Front and rear linear pull brakes deliver secure stops
  • Rear carrier includes detachable heavy gauge nylon bag for easy storage
  • 20-inch alloy wheel with smooth rolling street tires are perfect for commuting

Swagtron EB-5

10
Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike with Pedals, Black, 58cm/Medium

by Swagtron

9.36/10

Swagtron Swagcycle EB-5 Lightweight Aluminum Folding Electric Bike with Pedals, Black, 58cm/Medium

Color Black
Prime Status Yes
Warranty 1 Year
Brand Swagtron
Rating 9.36/10

Features

  • Pre-assembled; the electric bike already comes pre-assembled so you won't have to waste time with complicated assembly and foreign bike parts
  • Height adjustable for adults and teens; easily adjust the bicycle seat and handlebar to find the perfect position for a comfortable ride
  • 14 inch wheels; a pair of air-filled rubber tires with quick-disconnect power lines ensure better traction and easy tire maintenance. Terrain Type-Flat Terrain
  • 15.5 mile range; ride your hybrid bike on full throttle to cruise up to 15.5 miles on a single charge by toggling between power assist and pedaling

Best folding electric bikes under 500 brands

  • Sailnovo
  • Jetson
  • DYU
  • ANCHEER
  • DINOKA
  • LEADZM
  • Via Velo
  • Schwinn

Buying Guide

Ease of Use

You should always consider if the you are intending to buy is easy to use and user-friendly. This will help in making an appropriate choice depending on whether you will be able to use it easily or if you need assistance. You may also refer to the ease of use from the reviews of the users, which gives a fair idea. 

Do you actually need the ?

Before you buy anything, you should ask yourself whether you actually need the This seems like a no-brainer, but it is an important question to consider nonetheless. If you are buying something just because it is on sale or because you think it will be fun to have, then you are probably wasting your money.

What are your priorities?

When you are looking to buy a , it is important to know what your priorities are. What features are most important to you? What is your budget? Answering these questions will help you narrow down your choices and find the right product for you.

Durability

​​Find out what the is made of. This will help you determine if the quality is worth the price. If you are looking for a durable item, make sure it is made of high-quality materials. This is important for two reasons. First, you want to make sure that you are getting a quality product. Second, if you have any allergies, you will want to know what the product is made of before you purchase it. 

What Is Your Budget?

The price tag is, of course, one of the most important deciding factors while buying a new . To begin with, calculate an estimate of how much you want to spend. This is a long-term investment, so the budget should take that into consideration. The first thing you want to do is figure out what your budget is. This will help narrow down your options and make the shopping process easier.

Do you look for a Warranty?

When looking into warranties, find out how long it lasts and what is covered. If a product is new, there may be a different warranty than if it were used. It is important to know what is included in the warranty and for how long it lasts. 

What is the Return Policy?

The return policy should also be known before making the purchase. It is common for stores to have a return policy, but there are also policies set by the manufacturers. When looking at products, it is important to check if they are covered by a return policy. This way, if the product does not meet your expectations, you can return it without any hassle.  Knowing these policies can save buyers a lot of time and money.  

Know the Shipping Time?

When looking at that will be shipped, inquire about the shipping company that will be used. Find out an estimated time of arrival and if there are any extra fees associated with shipping. These fees can add up, so it is important to be aware of them ahead of time. By taking the time to do research before making a purchase, buyers can save themselves time and money in the long run.

Check the competitors

Find out who else sells the product and at what price. This will give you an idea of how much you should be paying for the item. 

Do your research

When looking into quality, find reviews of the from other users. Checking to see how long the is expected to last is also important. Take some time to read online reviews. This can give you a good idea of quality and value. Once you have all of this information, you can start shopping around for the perfect product!

For example, if a has a short lifespan, it may not be worth the investment. If a is difficult to use, it may not be worth the time and effort it takes to learn how to use it properly. Asking these questions before making a purchase can save buyers time and money in the long run.

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