It didn’t take long for Lectric eBikes to continue with major product announcements for 2022. This year has been busy for Lectric. Launching an upgraded XP to an XP 2.0, a belt drive lightweight XP LITE, a mid-drive XPremium, and now another upgrade to the original best-selling flagship folding e-bike. This “new and improved” is called Lectric eBikes 3.0 and is available in both regular and step-thru models.
We would be really “jazzed” to be invited to a Lectric eBikes product launch and “rip around” on an unlocked folding e-bike. What do you say, Levi?
What probably blew us away the most were the sales figures Levi was throwing out in his presentation. Lectric eBikes has sold more e-bikes than all car manufacturers combined (not including Tesla of course). At 170,000 units sold that is extremely impressive! Double clap!
The mission statement of Lectric eBikes also seems to have evolved from creating a low-priced folding e-bike to becoming the Greatest Urban Transportation Solution Ever (GUTSE). According to Levi the “E” is silent.
When you change your mindset to becoming a “transportation solution” you view your upgrades accordingly and this is what Lectric eBikes has done with the Lectric XP 3.0.
Lectric XP 3.0: Upgraded Features
So what are the upgrades? Listed are the Lectric XP 3.0 upgrades as compared to the XP 2.0.
- 500W (1000W Peak) Rear Hub Motor with 55nm of torque and quieter
- Upgraded Controller to accommodate heavier loads
- Heavy Duty Rear Rack to accommodate a passenger (up to 150 lbs)
- Upgraded Front Suspension Fork with 50mm of travel (vs 40mm)
- Upgraded Disc Brakes to 180mm rotors (vs 160mm)
- New ELITE headlight option
- Upgraded Handlebar Grips for comfort
- Upgraded Seat
- Upgraded Rear Cassette with 11T (vs 14T) in the lowest gear
- New Accessories line for XP 3.0
Lectric XP 3.0: Conclusion
Lectric eBikes appears to be in pursuit of Rad Power Bikes as they begin envisioning their folding e-bikes also as something used beyond the weekend warrior trail rider.
Lectric eBikes has built a loyal base of riding fans by providing a quality, low-priced folding e-bike coupled with great customer service. Poor customer service has plagued numerous e-bike buyers of other brands.
We are not certain how many sub-150 lb e-bike passengers are out there that are willing to ride lower than the rider (while holding a tiny, seat post attached handlebar), but as with all things Lectric, they will listen to the market and adjust over time. This may just be the case with this passenger seat.
As for Lectric’s full line of attachments from small food delivery packages to pet trailers, a buyer can find every add-on to bring utility to the XP 3.0.
Lectric XP 3.0, while one of the heavier folding e-bikes, will continue to dominate the e-bike market with all these upgrades, this price point, and a redesigned more powerful rear hub motor to handle a passenger, cargo, or 10 pizza boxes.
Lectric XP 3.0 Folding Bike: Pricing and Specs
The Lectric & Step-Thru XP 3.0 series are currently priced at $999 USD plus free shipping. Lectric eBikes offers a full one-year warranty which is why each bike is inspected before it ships, arrives fully assembled, and has great customer service.
The main features are as follows:
MOTOR 500W (1000W+ peak) brushless geared rear hub, 55 nM torque, and 20 amp controller
BATTERY Lithium Ion 48v 10.4AH, Long Range 14AH
RANGE Up to 45 Miles, Long Range 65 Miles
PEDAL ASSIST 5 levels of PAS, Cruise control, Passenger Mode
THROTTLE Yes, twist throttle
GEARS 7speeds, Front 56T, Rear 11-28T
MAX SPEED 20 mph (Class 2), unlocked 30 mph (Class 3)
RIMS 20 inch
TIRES 3″ x 20″ Fat tires
LIGHTS Fully Integrated Front and Back Lighting
BRAKES 180mm mechanical disc brakes with motor inhibitors
WEIGHT 64 lbs
FOLDING SIZE 37″ x 18″ x 27″
Photos Courtesy Lectric eBikes