Short and long range electric bikes usually last an average of about ten years, but there are a number of factors that can influence the lifespan of your e-bike.
The quality of the e-bike you purchase is directly related to how long it lasts, as well as how it’s maintained and the components on the bike.
Batteries, the motor, gears, and brakes all matter, but the most critical component is the battery. A typical battery lasts for about 500 charges. After that, it starts to lose capacity and has to be replaced.
How many miles a week you ride will give you an idea of how long your battery will last. You can figure that most batteries last 3-5 years. After that, they start losing power more easily and must be charged more often.
The other components, like the motor, brakes, and gears, should last several years with the proper maintenance program. At Electrified E-bikes, we encourage our customers to commit to a good maintenance program to ensure the most extended life possible for their short and long range electric bikes.
Short and long range electric bikes also have other parts that will have to be replaced over time, like brakes, chain, gears, and tires. Most of these parts will last for several years, but how long they actually last will depend on how often you ride and how well you take care of your e-bike.
Tips to extend the life of your e-bike
- Store your bike in a cool, dry space, and don’t ride it in extreme weather conditions.
- Keep your bike clean and lubricated.
- Inspect your e-bike for signs of wear and tear and replace parts as needed.
- Don’t carry more weight than the designed amount.
- Educate yourself regarding gear usage. Using the right gear helps reduce engine strain.
Understanding proper care of your battery
Your battery and how you care for it make a big difference in how long it will last and how it performs.
At Electrified E-bikes, we recommend not fully discharging your battery. Fully discharging a battery shortens its life and can damage it. Also, do not store your battery when fully charged; this can cause damage.
Maintain your battery at a constant temperature. If you live in an extremely cold or wet climate, store your e-bike battery indoors.
And finally, if you aren’t going to ride your bike for an extended period of time, be sure to store your battery at a 50% charge indoors.
The final piece of advice from the professionals at Electrified E-bikes is to commit to regular tune-ups by a professional team that can go over your bike and make sure it is in top working order.
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