When it comes to your eBike, one of the most essential components is the battery. The battery is the power source, and without it, your eBike isn’t going anywhere.
That said, when you go to buy an eBike, you see all of this different information about the batteries. You will see a list of information, such as the torque, the wattage, how far they can travel on a single charge, and more.
However, this information is not always reliable, and how long the battery lasts also depends on a variety of factors. Let’s talk about how long do eBike batteries last and what you can do to make them last longer.
How Long do E-bike Batteries Last on Average?
To be clear about what we’re talking about, here is how long an eBike battery lasts in total or, in other words, until it stops working and can no longer hold a charge. Although with that said, you might also be interested to know how long a single eBike battery can last in terms of a single charge. If you charge at once, how far are you going to get?
A Single Charge
For most standard eBikes, you can expect to travel anywhere from 22 to 50 miles on a single charge. This will depend on the size of the battery, road conditions, weight of the rider, and how much power the motor consumes. Moreover, you will get a lot further if you pedal your eBike using the pedal-assist mode instead of just using the throttle.
Overall E-bike Battery Lifespan
When it comes to a typical eBike lithium-ion battery, you can expect it to last anywhere from two to four years, depending on how often you use it and how much punishment you put it through. If you treat your eBike right, you might be able to push this to five years. However, if you use your eBike on a daily basis, and you aren’t exactly gentle with it, the battery may last for less than two years.
Something else to consider is that an eBike battery’s lifespan will also depend on how many times you charge it. Keep in mind that most average eBike batteries can be charged a little over 1,000 before they die. Keep in mind that a regular eBike battery will cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000 to purchase and replace.
An E-bike with Pedal Charging
Something worth mentioning here is that some eBike batteries can last longer if you get one that allows the battery to charge as you pedal. Keep in mind that this generally will not prolong the battery’s overall lifespan, but it will enable you to travel further on a single charge.
How to Preserve the Battery on Your E-bike
Since we’re talking about the lifespan of eBike batteries, it’s essential to know why eBike batteries die and how you can extend the lifespan of the battery. So let’s figure out how to make that eBike battery last for as long as possible.
One of the things that will affect the overall battery life of your eBike battery is extreme temperature, particularly extreme cold. If possible, keep your Ebike out of the extreme cold, as this will help preserve the battery.
With that being said, eBike batteries last longer in cool temperatures, just not extreme cold. So store your eBike in temperatures between 0-25° Celsius if possible.
Something that you should never do when lithium-ion batteries are involved is to fully discharge them. Never fully discharging your eBike battery will help prolong the lifespan.
If you are not using the eBike, or in other words, if you are storing the battery, make sure that it has a charge between 40% and 80%. Storing a battery for long periods without using it, if the charge is too high or too low, will cause it to die quicker.
The weight of the rider can also make a difference. The heavier you are, the more power the motor will need, and the more it drains the battery. But, again, over several years of use, this can make a difference.
If you follow the tips that we have outlined, you should not have any problems getting the battery on your eBike to last at least four years.