Top 5 Tips for Lithium Ion Electric Bike Battery Care

This is a guest post from Jonathon Monk of Cycling Made Easy.

Electric bicycles are an increasingly common sight in cities throughout the world.

With more and more people choosing to take to two wheels, these bikes offer the perfect opportunity to enhance fitness while playing an important role in helping to reduce the carbon emissions generated by other forms of transport.

These bikes are helping to persuade many non-cyclists to start pedaling but it is important to understand that making your purchase is just the first step.

Once you have bought your e-bike, it is crucial that you [Read more…]

Understanding Electric Bike Modes: Throttle vs. Pedal Assist (Pedelec)

A throttle or pedal assist electric bike: which one will you choose?

There are many different types of electric bikes with different ways of activating the electric assist.

In this article you will learn about the different throttle types (twist grip, thumb, push button), pedal assist types (torque sensor and cadence sensor) and which mode may be best for you. [Read more…]

How Much Does it Cost to Charge Your Electric Bike?

Norm's Ohm XU 700 electric bike.

So you have heard about how cost effective electric bikes are for getting around, but do you know how much it actually costs to charge your e-bike?

Well in this post I will crunch the numbers to show just how cost effective they are.

Norm, an Electric Bike Report reader, recently asked: “My charger used 0.14 kWh (kilowatt hours) for 12 miles of riding the new Ohm XU 700 today.  Any idea [Read more…]

The Electric Bike: Conveniences of a Car with the Advantages of a Bicycle

The word is getting out and people are enjoying electric bikes!

I have been thinking of quick ways to describe what an electric bike is all about to someone that has no idea what an electric bike is.

Sometimes quick catchy sounds bites can really help someone visualize what these e-bikes are all about.

So far I have come up with this; “Electric bikes combine some conveniences of a car with the advantages of a bicycle”.

Now, I am not saying that this captures the whole idea [Read more…]

Electric Bike Battery Basics: What are these Volts & Amp Hours?

Electric Bike Batteries: They aren’t that complex.

Alright!  You are getting excited about the electric bike scene and you start looking around at some e-bikes, but what do volts, amp hours, watt hours mean?  Well I aim to answer some of these questions for you here!

The terminology for electric bike batteries can seem a little foreign at first but I think the following will relate it to some typical car terms that may make more sense. [Read more…]