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How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Bike?

By Konstantin Kaliuzhnyj

Table of contents:

What You Should Consider When Charging An Electric Bike for the First Time How Long Does It Take to Charge an E-Bike? How Far Can You Ride From A SingleElectric Bike Battery Charge? Tips for Long Battery Life Conclusion

E-bikes vary hugely depending on battery life, how long it takes to fully charge, etc. In fact, this is one of the first things you’ll have to learn about once you purchase an e-bike; how long does it take to charge it?

What You Should Consider When Charging An Electric Bike for the First Time

Ebike battery depends on the capacity and you need to read the manual first. Note that the first charge of your new e-bike will take longer than usual. It’s also important to only use a certified charger that comes with the electric bike and avoid non-original chargers.Purchase a charger only from the same manufacturer, and do not try to charge a lithium battery with a lead charger; they work according to a different algorithm.

How Long Does It Take to Charge an E-Bike?

It typically takes 3-8 hours.

Ideally, you need to charge the battery only from the mains. Of course, you can charge the battery without removing it from the bike, but this should only be done when the electric motor is turned off.

Do not recharge the battery by leaving it on charge longer than the time specified in the instruction manual. Before sending the battery for long-term storage, it must be charged to 100% and then recharged at least once every 2-3 months thereafter

Basically, the amount of time it takes to charge an electric bike depends on many factors, with the minimal time being three hours. It takes even longer to charge an e-bike battery fully.

Let’s go further.

How Far Can You Ride From A SingleElectric Bike Battery Charge?

As we said, the answer to this question depends a lot on the type of battery, how aggressive your driving style is, and the level of electric assistance. So single charge is a broad question. Most electric bikes have a range of 22 to 50 miles and in some cases, the range may be longer.These values can be achieved by simply pedaling the bike and the more physical energy you put into it, the more range you gain. With a good e-bike and constant pedaling, you can go for about 80 miles. But, guess what? You can go even longer with an extra battery.

Tips for Long Battery Life

The key to ensuring that an electric bike endures a long service life is by economically using its power supply resources. Here are some tips to help ensure that your battery lasts for a long time:

Smoothly accelerate the electric bike, don't "tear" the gas at the start. Help the e-bike accelerate by pedaling. Even 2-3 turns can reduce the load on the motor wheel. Also, pedaling during acceleration can save the battery and increase the duration of autonomous driving.

Pedal when going uphill.

Try not to abuse the functionality of the motor.

Do not connect third-party devices to the battery: phones, tablets, etc. Charge only those accessories that are needed to compliment the ebike.

Choose a soft driving style without choppy movements and sudden braking. Low speeds require less power, while acceleration will increase the amount of mechanical work required from the motor. And this increases the current consumption of the battery. Measured movement is an increase in the mileage of the electric bike and the user's safety.

You also want to monitor the charge level of the power source, as well as the health of the electrical components.

Pay attention to the condition of the tires, and pump them up to the desired pressure. The mileage of the bike on a single charge will be significantly reduced if the tires are flat so you should check their wear regularly. Tires in poor condition make the ride more difficult.

Minimize wheel load. The weight of the items being transported must not exceed the e-bike's carrying capacity.

As you move, adopt an athletic cyclist's low, aerodynamic riding position. This will reduce air resistance and facilitate movement speed. This means less stress on the battery.

Basically, e-bike owners who take good care of their bike will significantly extend the life of its battery and increase the number of charging cycles.


The actual range of a trip depends on several parameters: the weight of the user, the speed of movement, pedaling, the frequency of acceleration and deceleration, the characteristics of the road surface, and the quality of the e-bike itself.

Hopefully, this article has made it clear how long it takes to charge an e-bike battery. If you follow the rules of charging and storage, the range of the e-bike on a single charge will only decrease marginally over the years, which means you won’t need to buy a new battery for a long time.

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