Considering an ebike upgrade in the coming year? We have collated a list of possible contenders for your consideration. We are just as excited as you are to take a look at what ebike models 2022 will bring. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the top choices of 2021 that may prove to be just as formidable in 2022. Our information is updated as of 31 December 2021.
1. 48V Eco Drive – retails at $1590
The 48V Eco Drive is now boasts greater safety standards, in accordance to the EN15194: 2017 certification. Amongst its other improvements that you can read about here, the new 48V Eco Drive is also equipped with a removable Samsung battery and of course a 48V motor, with guaranteed speeds of up to 25km/h. A higher battery capacity of 10.5Ah also means that this ebike can run for a longer time (and go further distances!) compared to the first version. No more doing math with a voltmeter – the new 48V now comes fitted with a multicolour display that clearly shows the battery percentage and the ebike’s 5 assist modes.
2. Jimove MC – retails at $1499
A perpetual crowd favourite, the Jimove MC is a no-brainer for any food delivery rider. Its high-capacity 36V 20.8Ah removable LG battery has a range of up to 90km. Its 14″ wheels also make for a more compact frame (not to mention its foldable stem and body), suitable for maneuvering through our dense urban landscape. The Jimove MC has also passed the IPX4 water resistance test – which means that you can ride in light rain without worry. Similar to the 48V Eco Drive, the Jimove MC also has 5 assist modes that can hit the maximum speed of 25km/h. With the updated EN15194: 2017 certification, this ebike is definitely a good 2022 buy.
3. Venom 2+ – retails at $1090
As one of the first few ebikes to obtain the EN15194: 2017 certification in Singapore, the Venom 2+ is definitely ahead of its game. The Venom 2+ is also fitted with 14″ wheels and a foldable stem for ease of transport and storage. Though its removable battery capacity is half that of the Jimove MC’s, Minimotors does explain that the 36V 10Ah Samsung battery has a range of up to 110km, which surpasses ebikes with larger battery capacities even though it needs only 5h to get to a full charge. The Venom 2+ also comes with 3 assist modes.
4. Rogi Max – retails at $1788
The distinct frame of the Rogi Max houses a 48V 14Ah removable battery (located under the rear rack). This ebike has a range of 100-120km on a full 6 hour charge. One unique feature of the Rogi Max is its 6 speed Shimano Tourney gears, which sets it apart from other ebikes which are usually only single speed. Just like the Venom 2+, the stem of the Rogi Max can also be fitted for ease of transport and storage. Though the price tag may seem off-putting, you can definitely find deals on this ebike online!
BONUS: Ebikes coming soon in 2022 – Kudu
A long-time player in the local ebike scene, Kudu’s signature step-through frame mimics that of a city bike, making it easy to mount and dismount. Kudu is also the pioneer of key locks on ebikes, which saves riders the trouble of getting a separate bicycle lock. Kudu may be releasing a new model in 2022, which will definitely be EN15194: 2017 certified, and possibly fitted with a 48V motor. Its new model is rumoured to have a range of up to 110km, rivalling that of other popular ebike manufacturers. Kudu’s previous model retailed at $1069, making it one of the most afforable ebikes in the market. It is likely that their next model’s retail price should still be within a similar price range.