Previously on Delfast blog, we published articles on how to mount a camera on an electric bike. This article is devoted to the range of electric bikes and its calculation. So, how long can one ride on one electric bike charge?
What is the range of electric bikes?
The largest range of electric bicycles can reach up to 200-250 miles. This type of e-bikes is usually designed for long-distance rides and powered with 3 kW batteries. Standard electric bikes with smaller batteries (about 400-500W) can reach up to 60-75 miles without recharging. Electric bikes designed for city commuting can travel up to 30-40 miles till the charge is over.
As you might know, in 2017, Delfast officially revolutionized the e-bike market when Delfast Prime traveled 367 km (228 miles) on a single charge.
Factors affecting the range of the electric bike
The question of how much an electric bike can travel on a single charge is rather controversial, as many factors can affect this:
What kind of range do you get on lithium-ion batteries for electric bikes?
There are different types of batteries for electric vehicles, however, lithium-ion batteries are the most used. This type of battery is equipped with a full-fledged control system, which is built directly into the battery case.
Lithium-ion batteries are quite convenient to use. For them to serve as long as possible, you must adhere to the following rules:
Why Delfast e-bike has the largest selection of long-range powerful electric bikes
Delfast bikes were designed as long mileage bikes. Most of the models created and upgraded by Delfast in 2017-2019 (Delfast Offroad, Delfast Prime 2.0, Delfast Top 3.0) had an impressive range on a single charge.
Electric bikes range: how to calculate it?
The range is determined by battery capacity and driving speed. Generally, the higher the battery capacity, the higher the range is. The higher speed usually means less range. Let’s try to determine it. We will use watt-hours as an example to measure the energy capacity of a battery. We hope this helps you figure out how long you can ride your bike before the battery runs out.
An e-bike battery is measured by its voltage (V) and ampere-hours (Ah) rating. To calculate the Wh of an e-bike battery, we simply multiply V and Ah to get Wh.
E.g., a 50V 15 Ah battery will have a capacity of 750 Wh (50 x 15 = 750).
A 30 V 20 Ah battery will have a capacity of 600 Wh (30 x 20 = 600).
On average, it is estimated that the average e-bike battery provides one (1) mile of travel for every 4-35 Wh of energy.
This means that for flat terrain, the consumption for e-bikes with these batteries can be minimal (let’s take 4 Wh for 1 mile traveled), and the range, on the contrary, can be high:
750/4 = 187,5 miles.
600/4 = 150 miles.
As for mountainous terrains, battery consumption can be maximum (let’s take 30 Wh for the calculations).
750/30 = 25 miles.
600/30 = 20 miles.
Delfast electric bikes are smart bikes, Delfast engineers say. Our fans know us mainly for genuine power and a record range, but Delfast is not just about tech specifications. Delfast has a wide range of in-built apps: anti-theft system, remote launch, colorful display, start-stop button, Bluetooth, alarm, motor blocking.
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact us via live chat at delfastbikes.com or email us at [email protected].
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