For several years, driven by environmental considerations and by some government aid, cycling has been (re) developing. The coronavirus crisis has further accelerated the trend. And more and more French people are turning to electric bikes. Here are some tips that will be very useful for those who wish to increase the autonomy of their battery.
Swallow the miles without getting too tired. This is the essential advantage of. All of this, of course, while taking care of the planet. And even still a little of his condition . A rise on the horizon? Children to transport? Of a little painful? Nothing will stop you anymore. But to make the most of the possibilities offered by an electric bike, here are some tips to increase its range.
Note above all that the autonomy of an electric bike depends on a number of parameters. The intrinsic capacity of the battery, of course. But also the chosen assistance mode. And we must not forget other parameters almost as important as the weight of the cyclist, the relief, the– in particular the – or even tire inflation.
Electric bike vs electric bike
Before discussing the tips that can help increase the range of an electric bike, it is good to remember that an electrically assisted bicycle (VAE) – which stops as soon as you stop pedaling – benefits naturally with greater autonomy than a conventional electric bicycle. Because it is equipped with an intelligent motor whose power adapts to the way you pedal. While an electric bicycle battery can travel on average about 40 to 50 kilometers, that of an eBike offers up to more than 150 kilometers of range.
For a battery that lasts longer
It is first recommended to, a quality battery. And check that it has not been stored for several years in the store before being sold to you. Because a battery that is not used deteriorates. So in the same way, once the battery is purchased, it must be used regularly to prevent it from wearing out too quickly. If you plan not to use your e-bike for more than two months – especially , also protect the battery from the cold – leave the battery approximately half-charged. And still remember to charge it a little regularly.
As for the battery of your, your electric bike doesn’t like to stay plugged in once it’s fully charged. She also dislikes charging interruptions.
Adopt a smooth ride
As is recommended for, it is also proposed to adopt a flexible ride to optimize the autonomy of your electric bike. A start – this is when the maximum amount of – gently then a as constant as possible. By choosing the driving mode that best suits your route. The turbo, for example, should be reserved for climbs and difficult terrain.
By pedaling harder at the right time – after a stop or on climbs – you will also reduce the level of assistance of your bike and thus increase the autonomy of its battery. After all, if you ride a bike, it’s also to stay in shape, right?
And by regularly oiling your chain, your pedaling will be smoother and you will consume less energy.
Avoid anything that slows down the electric bike
The more your electric bike is charged, the more energy it will need to move forward and therefore the less its battery will last. Ditto if you ride with loose clothing that parachutes and slows the pace. Or, of course, if you ride on steep climbs. Or that your tires are improperly inflated.