Today's Lithium Ion batteries continue to move forward in energy density, and are powering and enabling much modern electronic gear, like your cell phone, and of course your ebike. Your ebike’s mileage range depends on your battery's capacity, rated in Amp (or Watt hours where amps times volts = watt hours), and then on a variety of rider variables and riding habits. Under normal conditions, on flat and paved terrain, and on a medium power setting, the average rider can expect to travel around 20 miles on a full charge, without much pedaling. With pedaling, and using the power as an assist, the rider can use less power than just with the throttle alone, and can achieve perhaps thirty to fifty miles - model and rider dependent. Without pedaling, extra battery power will be consumed during frequent braking and starting, riding uphill, riding against strong winds, riding with low tire pressure, starting from a standstill and using only the throttle, riding on rough or muddy roads and trails, and while carrying or pulling heavy loads.
Here is a small tip list to help you extend your battery range:
- With frequent braking - try to look ahead and coast, rather than “stopping and going".
- Riding uphill or in stiff winds – shift the gears down, and pedal to supplement the battery power.
- When starting from a standstill - use the pedals to help bring you up to speed.
- When battery voltage is low, reduce or turn off power and switch to manual pedaling mode.
- Do not push the throttle suddenly - ramp it up. The bike should accelerate slowly, reducing consumption and risk of damage to the electrical system. It is better to use the pedals and avoid sudden stops and startups.
- When riding, avoid using the throttle while braking (of course!).
- The bike's controller has a charge overload protection system. If the bike is overloaded or overheated, power will be cut automatically and restored when it's temperature returns to normal.