Electric bikes are a great commuting option for people who live in relatively dense urban centers, and the Seattle Cycles MetroBike leans into that idea. The electric bicycles, which was recently introduced at CES 2018, not only helps riders to get where they're going with minimal effort, but it also folds up to let riders carry it with them wherever they go.
As a Pacific Northwest city, Seattle has some challenging terrain, which might make cycling through its neighborhoods difficult for the average person. To tackle this problem, the MetroBike is designed with a powerful engine than can climb hills with 20 percent gradients while requiring minimal effort on the part of the rider. According to Mike Yap, the bike's designer, "it is a prime example of an emerging class of electric bikes particularly adapted to the challenges of urban transportation, such as narrow shared paths, steep city streets, tight living spaces, lack of parking facilities, and risk of theft.”