Please remember that the e-bike can also be used like a normal bicycle, so the battery will not slow you down if it runs out. In this case, you simply ride again using only your muscle power.
In theory, the range of a bicycle is unlimited, but how long can the battery support you?
Since many different factors influence the range, for example the weight of the rider, but also the luggage, only rough, flat-rate figures can be given here. Your cadence, average speed and the selected riding mode also influence the range. In addition to these factors, the tyre profile, the e-bike class and the type of terrain are also important. To give you the most accurate figures possible, we recommend special calculators. With the help of these you can calculate approximately how long your battery will provide power.
For example, Bosch offers a range assistant. You need information such as average speed and the desired riding mode, but you should also know your body weight, the weight of your e-bike and the weight of your luggage. And of course your approximate cadence also plays a role.
The calculator also needs information about the motor and the battery. It also wants to know about the corresponding gear system.
Click here for the Bosch range calculator.
What also influences the range of your pedelec?
Bike type, terrain, wind conditions and frequency of use are among the other factors that affect range. So you see, there's a whole lot more to it.
The age of your battery also plays a role. After all, you can give it the best possible support if you pay attention to the tyre pressure and a well-oiled chain.
In winter, for example, you should not forget the effect of snow, heavier clothing and the cold on the range. The chain oil may be a bit greasy, the ground tough and sometimes impenetrable - even the best battery cannot work wonders there.
Valuable short tips for a long-lasting E-Bike battery
- Shift actively and pedal yourself: prefer low gears!
- The optimum cadence is about 60 - 70 crank revolutions per minute. (Permanent pedalling in heavy gears has a damaging effect on the knee joints anyway, whereas your circulation is happy about loose pedalling behaviour)
- It is recommended to vary the support levels for greater range. On flat routes you need less support than on ascents.
- Choose your routes sensibly and without damaging your battery
- Battery killers include constant deceleration and braking as well as stop-and-go situations and steep climbs
- Take care of your bike! Keep the rolling resistance and thus the "power consumption" low by paying attention to the tyre pressure. If you also oil your chain sufficiently, you keep the complete drive train fit
- The purchase of a second battery can make sense, but is only advantageous for cyclists who do not have to worry about the costs - after all, a battery costs between 500 - 800 €, and it also comes with weight. Maybe a travel charger makes more sense? If you also make sure that you always charge your battery, you can avoid buying a second battery.