The battery of your e-bikes stores all the energy you need for your trip. E-bike batteries are placed in different places on your bike. Under the luggage carrier, in the middle of the frame, or concealed in the frame tube. A bike with a lower mounted battery has a better handling due to the lower centre of gravity. And a separate battery is easy to take inside to charge. Like all bike parts, your battery needs love and attention. We don't recommend maintaining the battery of your e-bike yourself, but you can do a few things to enjoy your battery as much as possible.
After all, it's part of an electric bike: charging. A question of puncturing a plug and you're done? Yes, but with these tips for charging your e-bike's battery, you'll have more fun. When is the best time to charge your e-bike's battery? Preferably before it is completely empty, because emptying it is not good for the cells in the battery. When charging, place the battery inside, at room temperature: then it will charge better. You should also train a battery a little. Use it regularly and then fully charge it again: this will extend the life of your battery.
Do you miss some excitement while cycling? Then maybe it's time to replace the battery of your e-bike. It is normal for the battery to lose capacity over time. You'll notice, for example, that you can't cycle as far with a full battery. Or that the support is no longer as powerful as you are used to. This may be due to the battery, but also to the charger. Always take your bike to the dealer to have it tested. The dealer can tell you exactly when you need to replace the battery of your e-bike. He can also help you if your e-bike has a battery in the frame that needs to be replaced.
Unfortunately, the battery durability of your e-bike is not eternal. You can expect to enjoy a modern battery for 4 to 6 years. If you take good care of your battery, it will probably reward you by doing its best for longer. A few tips for a longer life of the battery of your e-bike:
The range of your e-bike indicates how far you can cycle with pedal assistance until your battery is empty. We express the range of your e-bike in kilometres. The greater the capacity of your battery (in Wh, or watt-hours), the further you can ride. Good to know is that this number is always an estimate. Because how far you get on one battery charge, depends on how you use the battery. Do you choose for a lot or little help? Is there a strong wind? Do you drive in a light or heavy gear? How heavily is your bike loaded? To put it simply: the more you let the engine run, the faster your battery runs out and the shorter your range.