Beth,It's made in the Netherlands, very proudly, and just recently became available to the US. You can look at Beixo.com. If you google I believe beixo us, you can find the version that gives prices w/ shipping to the US. I've heard from someone in the UKwho has the same bike in the low non-electric version who is delighted with it, says it is beautifully made and finished
I don't know how much of a hurry your in, but I came across an article awhile back for an electric Brompton. If your a fan, there's plans for an e-Brompton. I don't know how far they've gotten with the electric model, but there's likely more on this by now if you search for it, I just happened upon it.J, R,.Thanks for the comments. I'm not wild about the rack battery myself. I do want a folder so I can stow it more easily in a vehicle. I don't like using bike racks on cars; also storage space at home is an issue. I've seen a post on a british forum by an owner saying the Electra is a superb piece of kit. The same thing was said to me about the non electric version. You have a good point about proprietary components; I haven't ridden a small wheeled bike without any suspension, only a Brompton.