How to extend the battery of your eBike!

Our eBikes have a great range (up to 120km - check out our Cargo eBike!), but heavier loads, colder days or your level of assistance can take it's toll on how far your eBike can roll on it's battery! After all, the longer the battery lasts, the farther you can go on your e-bike adventures without worrying about recharging.

Let's explore various tips and tricks to extending the battery life of your e-bike, ensuring you get the most out of your rides!

Understanding Battery Life

What Determines Battery Life?

The lifespan of an e-bike battery depends on several things, including its usage patterns (which is how often you use your bike and how long for). Our eBikes use lithium-ion batteries, which without proper care, the capacity of these batteries can degrade over time. So it's important to look after your battery, as well as your bike!

Factors Affecting Battery Life

There are some basic factors that can effect the life of your battery, that are easy to control!

  • Temperature: Extreme heat or cold can accelerate battery degradation. Your best bet is to keep it inside when you're not using it.
  • Storage: Keeping it in damp, or consistently cold conditions can negatively affect your battery in the long run. 
  • Riding conditions: The terrain, your speed, and assist levels can affect the energy consumption of your e-bike. Higher the assist = higher the battery use. 

Mycle's Top Tips to Extend E-Bike Battery Life!

Charge it properly!

To maximize battery life, follow a regular charging schedule. Try to avoid frequent deep discharges and try to go for partial recharges whenever possible. Always use your Mycle charger and avoid overcharging or leaving the battery plugged in for extended periods where you can!

Store it properly!

When not in use, store your e-bike in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Ensure that the battery is partially charged (around 50%) before long-term storage and periodically check its voltage to prevent over-discharge. Bring your battery inside if you know it's going to be chilly in storage!

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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  • How often should I charge my e-bike battery?

    • It's best to recharge your e-bike battery after each ride or when it reaches around 30-50% capacity to avoid deep discharges.
  • Can I ride my e-bike in the rain?

    • Yes, our eBikes can withstand light rain, but it's advisable to avoid riding in heavy downpours or and never submerge the battery in water.
  • Is it okay to leave my e-bike plugged in overnight?

    • Leaving your e-bike plugged in overnight can lead to overcharging, which may damage the battery over time. It's recommended to unplug the charger once the battery is fully charged.
  • How long does an e-bike battery typically last?

    • The lifespan of an eBike battery totally depends on how well you look after it! But, with proper care you should be able to get some quality years out of it.

Got any questions that we didn't answer? Why don't you contact us, our customer care team would love to help!

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