As any experienced biker will tell you, your e-bike will only produce power if you take care of its battery. Usually, battery life lasts up to 3 years if you treat it appropriately. What does it mean to take care of your e-bike battery?
Keep reading to learn all you need to know about e-bike battery lifespans and maintenance. Oh, and before we get into that make sure to sign up for the Whizz subscription and use personal promo code k30, to get a 30$ discount.
Battery life depends on a few factors. First off, it’s about the type, and there are three of them. You’ve got thelithium battery (it’s the strongest and can hold up to 1000 cycles, so it’s really good quality), nickel batteries (also very reliable, but technically has fewer cycles), lead batteries (they have the least number of charges). It is the first factor that affects how long an electric bike battery lasts. When buying a battery, remember that the seller must provide you with a two-year warranty for the battery.
As we said before, the average battery life lasts around 3 to 5 years. Of course, these figures are approximate, so let’s take a look at additional factors.
There are 3 of them: charging, cleaning, and storage. The battery is very sensitive and needs good treatment. Keep in mind that electricity and water are incompatible, so it’s best to not submerge the bike in water.
Clean the battery carefully and replace it when it comes time for wet cleaning. That's crucial advice, but charging is also vital. It needs to be done in compliance with technical regulations.
Start by disconnectingthe battery after charging. Do not use it right away after charging and let it cool down. This alone will remarkably improve the life of your battery. Also, try to charge your battery to 100% and then disconnect it, to avoid overcharging.
Do not charge your e-bike frequently and do not leave it charging all night. I freak out when people leave e-bikes charging for days.
Storage is another honorable mention when it comes to e-bike battery lifespan and maintenance. Basically, when you store your bike, you need to avoid extreme heat or extreme cold and keep it in a dry place. By the way, did you know that you can store your bike at Whizz storage for just $29 a month? Yep, and that means you can spend less time trying to figure out where to park your bike and focus on your side hustle.
These tips are easy, so take that into account and try not to stress yourself out too much about it. It’s much easier than you think once you get the hang of it. Just keep an eye on your bike, andit will last longer. If you feel you need additional expert advice, then you’re more than welcome to ask any member of our team in the Whizz office. It’s fine. By the way, maintenance is free on your Whizz subscription and if anything happens to your bike, we’ll fix it in less than 30 minutes.
And if you follow the tips above, your new e-bike will last longer and retire properly when and if you choose to retire it
It’s also worth noting that there are two types of bikes available for subscription and they both come with a regular and extra battery. Both bikes are amazing for daily riding and you can do 55+ or 110+ miles on them.
Lastly, each battery performs uniquely, so it’s a good idea to test the bike before you take it home and start doing deliveries with it. With all that said and done, make sure to bookmark this article to remind you how to take care of your e-bike battery, and happy biking!
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