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How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Bike?
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How Long Does it Take to Charge an Electric Bike?

Konstantin Kaliuzhnyj
20.05.2022
E-bikes vary hugely, and today we're going to reveal some ideas about battery life, full charging, etc. Also, today we offer a 30$ discount for the first subscription with a promo code k30, so you’re more than welcome to join us. How long does it take to charge an e-bike is a very simple question, but there are some factors, so let’s get started.

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

Ebike battery depends on the capacity. You need to read the manual first. Note that the first charge of your new e-bike takes longer than usual. Only use a certified charger that comes with the electric bike, avoid non-original chargers. 

Purchase a charger only from the same manufacturer. 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. A longer time is unwanted. 

It is necessary to charge the battery only from the mains 220 V. 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.

So how long to charge an electric bike is clear now depends on many factors, but the most minimal time is three hours. And it takes longer to charge fully.

Let’s go further.

How Far Can You Ride From A Single
Electric Bike Battery Charge?

As we said, it 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. In some cases, the range may be larger. These values are achieved by simply pedaling. The more physical energy you put in, the more range you gain. With a good e-bike and constant pedaling, you can go about 80 miles. You can go much longer with an extra battery.

Tips for Long Battery Life

The key to a long service life of an electric bike is the economical use of power supply resources. 

So try to follow these tips for a longer life of your battery:

  • Smoothly accelerate the electric bike, don't "tear" the gas at the start. Help the vehicle accelerate by pedaling. Even 2-3 turns reduce the load on the motor wheel. Also, pedaling during acceleration saves battery and increases 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 complete the vehicle.

Choose a soft driving style without choppy movements and sudden braking. Low speeds require less power. Acceleration increases the amount of mechanical work of 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.

Monitor the charge level of the power source, monitor the health of 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. 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.

To summarize, you should always take care of your vehicle, then it will last longer. 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.

Conclusion

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. 

We hope that this article was helpful, and for now, it’s 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 decrease insignificantly after a few years, so you will not need to buy a new battery ahead of time. We hope that our article helped you deal with the issues of charging an electric bike and will help you avoid unnecessary expenses in the future. 

Taking care of your e-bike is very important, but it needs to be mentioned that all repairs are included in the subscription, and you can store your bike overnight at Whizz location in Manhattan. You can test our electric bikes during work hours.

Next time we’ll tell you more about electric bicycles. Stick around!
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