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A Guide To Panasonic E-Bike Batteries

When looking at electric bikes, there are two big features that stand out. the motor and the battery. Without them, it’s simply a standard two-wheel bicycle, so it’s important to make the right choice on both when thinking about purchasing an electric bike.

The motor affects how much power is delivered, however, the battery is the beating heart of the bike. Without a good battery, the motor can’t be used as long, which defeats the purpose of having a pedal-assist bike in the first place. If you are planning to cover long distances on your E-bike, then a long-life battery is essential.

Giant electric bikes use batteries from the biggest and the best battery manufacturer available – Panasonic. Thanks to our relationship with this world leader, our batteries are high quality and packed full of the best and most up-to-date technology.

In fact, Panasonic manufactures the complete battery, including the cells and the battery management system. They also assemble the final structure, so you know that with any Giant or Liv E-Bike you are getting a reliable and technologically advanced product made from the market leaders.

All the batteries are 36v Lithium-Ion batteries (commonly shortened to Li-ion) – more specifically, Lithium Cobalt Manganese batteries. This specific type of battery has the lowest discharge rate of all E-Bike batteries, which is an advantage when the bike isn’t being used.

How does this benefit you? Well, when you come to use it, there’s going to be more charge in it than another battery pack could offer. It also decreases wear and tear on the battery and extends it’s charging lifecycle.

Furthermore, Lithium Cobalt Manganese batteries have impressive charge cycles. they can comfortably be charged 1000 times – not something that can be said for other brands on the market.

Reaching 1000 charges isn’t a cut-off, as the battery will ‘step-down’ to a lower capacity. Once it’s reached a 1000 charges, it will go to 80% of full capacity for a further 800 charges, then up to 60% of full capacity for 600 charges and so on, so it can continue to be used for a long time.


It’s important to know how the battery affects the range, as you need to make sure that the electric bike will meet your needs. The first thing to look at is the capacity of the battery itself.

We offer different battery capacities depending on the bike’s use; 300Wh, 375Wh, 400Wh, 500Wh 625Wh. Wh stands for ‘Watt Hour’, and the number can be compared to the size of a fuel tank in a car. A larger number gives the bike more fuel as the battery can hold more volume of charge.

Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s just a numbers game though. a higher number doesn’t always necessarily equal a longer range, as there are so many external factors to consider. Weight, riding conditions, terrain and plenty more will all have a big impact on the range of a battery.

The type of electric bike is also a factor. Electric mountain bikes will usually come with a large battery. most Giant E-mountain bikes will use at least a 500Wh battery, whereas a city bike might only come with a 300Wh battery as standard. However, a mountain bike battery has to power a much heavier load up and down steeper and slippier terrain, so the battery will drain quicker than a ride on a flat bike path where the motor is under less stress.

Also, purchasing an aftermarket battery is a great option to factor into your budget. if you have a big ride planned or decide to go away for the weekend without access to a power source, then having a fully charged backup ready to go is a lifesaver.


Charging one of our batteries couldn’t be easier. For a start, the batteries can be charged on or off the bike, giving flexibility depending on where it’s being stored. If you want to charge the battery off the bike, they are easily removable. Charge time varies depending on the size of the battery but for the biggest sized battery (625Wh) the charge from 0% to 100% is no longer than 4 hours.

An exciting new feature is called ‘Smart charging’. Compatible with Giant’s latest downtube EnergyPaks, the new Smart charger offers super-fast charging, providing more than 60 percent capacity within 90 minutes. This is an essential feature if you plan on tackling long days in the saddle and need to be able to juice the bike in a hurry.

The Smart charger doesn’t just offer quick charging. it helps extend battery life by ensuring that once a battery has been charged more than 500 cycles, it automatically drops to a lower voltage, so battery life is extended while the total charging time remains the same.

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Through continuous communication between the charger and the induvial battery cells, the Smart charger is able to effectively manage the heat within the Downtube EnergyPak by shifting charge to different cells if certain cells become too hot.

The Smart charger can also be used with the 60% storage charge mode which allows for safer storage. We recommend that before long-term storage of the bike, the battery is charged to 60% and kept in the house at room temperature.

Giant’s electric bike batteries are always located and designed to optimise the experience for each specific style of riding – so whether the battery is mounted on the downtube (with top-pull, side-pull or down-pull options) or on the rear carrier, you know it’s in the best possible place for what you need to do.

The latest updated EnergyPak is mounted in the downtube and offers a more minimalist design than ever before. With an aluminium casing, a moulded protector along the bottom and a double lock feature, it’s designed to handle rough rides.

Service, Aftercare and Warranty

As long as they are stored correctly, E-bike batteries are pretty self-sufficient and shouldn’t need any further care or maintenance. Our batteries are fully cased and waterproof, however, avoid using a jetwash as they can force open gaps and let water seep in. In fact, we strongly recommend never using a jet wash on any part of an electric bike, just in case!

There are some actions we’d recommend you perform. firstly, to fully maximise the capacity of the battery, we suggest to run the battery flat at least once every 3 months. Another top tip, especially for us in the UK, is that riding in cold weather (below 5 degrees) has a negative impact on the capacity of all Lithium-Ion batteries. to avoid this, we recommend to store and charge the battery in the house at normal room temperature, then insert it into the bike just before you start your ride. This will stop the battery having a reduced capacity and gives you better range than you would have if the battery was stored in the freezing cold garage.

Don’t worry though, cold weather does no lasting damage to the battery at all. it has a temporary effect but it will go back to normal, so don’t worry if you forget!

If you ever encounter a problem with your E-bike, we’ve got you covered. Every Giant E-bike retailer has access to a service tool that can communicate with the battery management software within the battery itself.

This tool can identify any issues within minutes, therefore, if there’s ever an issue with the battery system, it can easily be diagnosed without any complex mechanic work required. E-bikes come with a 2-year warranty on all the electrical parts, including the battery, which offers added peace of mind.

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E-Bike Battery Pack Market Size Share Analysis. Growth Trends Forecasts (2023. 2028)

The E-Bike Battery Pack Market is Segmented by Battery Type (Lithium-ion Battery, Lead Acid Battery, and Other Battery Types), Battery Pack Position Type (Rear Carrier, Down Tube, and In-tube Battery Pack), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The report offers market size and forecast in value (USD million) for all the above segments.

E-Bike Battery Pack Market Size

Major Players

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E-Bike Battery Pack Market Analysis

The e-bike battery pack market is valued at USD 8.74 billion, and it is expected to record a CAGR of 13.33% over the next five years.

In 2020, the e-bike battery pack market witnessed a steady downfall in global demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Governments across the nations issued strict policies and regulatory frameworks to lower infection rates. However, on a microscale, the pandemic had a positive impact on electric bike sales. The growing health concerns resulted in more sales of e-bikes. For instance,

The motor and battery are the two key components of an e-bike. Choosing the right battery pack plays a crucial role in purchasing an e-bike. The battery is also the costliest component of an e-bike. Currently, there are 24V, 36V, 48V, 52V, and 72V batteries available for e-bike applications. ​

Most legal electric bike kits use a 36V battery, and the more powerful motors may use a 48V or even a 52V battery. For very high-performance e-bikes, voltages can go up to 72V and beyond.

Over the long term, growing e-bike sales, a rise in e-bike sharing services, government initiatives to promote electromobility, and new launches of battery packs are expected to result in healthy sales of e-bike battery packs.

Key players are launching new products to address the growing market for e-bike battery packs and gain more market share. For instance,

  • In July 2022, Appear Inc. launched new graphene battery packs in 36V, 48V, 60V, 64V, and 72V ratings for E-Bikes, E-Scooters, and Pedelecs.
  • In July 2022, UK-based e-bike conversion company Swytch launched its new e-bike conversion kit.

Geographically, Asia-Pacific was predicted to be the largest market for e-bike battery packs due to the widespread adoption of e-bikes, many major cities offering e-bike sharing services, Rapid urbanization, growing traffic congestion and vehicular pollution, the large presence of battery OEMs, and growing usage of e-bikes by E-commerce and food delivery companies for last-mile delivery applications.

Europe is predicted to be the next biggest market for e-bike battery packs due to the rising sales of e-bikes, growing health consciousness amongst the general population, and the growing tendency to use e-bikes for adventure activities like mountaineering.

Thus, the confluence of the aforementioned factors is expected to produce significant growth in the e-bike battery pack market.

E-Bike Battery Pack Industry Segmentation

An E-bike battery pack is a rechargeable battery pack used to power e-bikes. Batteries vary according to the voltage, total charge capacity (amp hours), weight, the number of charging cycles before performance degrades, and ability to handle over-voltage charging conditions.

The E-Bike Battery Pack Market is Segmented by Battery Type (Lithium-ion Battery, Lead Acid Battery, and Other Battery Types), Battery Pack Position Type (Rear Carrier, Down Tube, and In-tube Battery Pack), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The report offers market size and forecast in value (USD million) for all the above segments. The report also offers the market dynamics, latest trends, size, share, and industry overview.

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E-Bike Battery Pack Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the E-Bike Battery Pack Market according to our research experts:

Growing Demand for Lithium-ion Batteries

It is anticipated that, between 2021 and 2023, more than 130 million e-bikes (using all battery technologies) will be sold. In 2023, e-bike sales are expected to top 40 million units worldwide. The majority of the e-bikes sold each year used heavy lead-acid batteries. Over the forecast period, about two-fifths of all e-bikes sold globally are anticipated to feature lithium-ion batteries, with the proportion of lithium-ion batteries-powered e-bikes starting at about 25% in 2021 and rising to more than 60% during the forecast period.

E-bikes have efficient motors and the largest integrated batteries. Even then, for longer rides, the demand is unmet. To address this challenge, an additional e-bike range extender is being launched in the market so that the biker does not have to worry about the battery status. For instance,

  • In February 2022, Priority Bicycles launched a range extender for its Current range of e-bikes. The range extender is a 500 kWh battery and will double the bike’s standard range to 64 kilometers and 80 kilometers if used on lower power.

Although e-bikes batteries were produced mainly by established players in the past, many small and medium companies have also started using innovative methods to create more durable batteries to compete in the highly competitive market.

Key players are working to enhance the overall range and performance of the battery by launching new batteries. For instance,

  • In September 2022, Bosch released its new race-oriented drive system, the Bosch Performance Line CX Race Limited Edition. In Race mode, the new system will have up to 400% support of the rider’s power, meaning riders can get up to speed faster.
  • In September 2022, Yamaha Bicycles launched the updated Yamaha PW series S2 drive unit with 75 Nm torque. The new motor offers 7% more torque, 16% weight reduction, and 20% less volume than the previous generation PW-ST motor.

Thus, the aforementioned factors are projected to propel the market for e-bike battery packs market over the next five years.

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Asia-Pacific to Hold Major Market Share

In 2021, Asia-Pacific was the largest market for e-bike battery packs. China has contributed to more than 50% of the Asia-Pacific e-bike battery pack market during 2018-2020, owing to its high consumption of electric bikes, to tackle heavy traffic conditions and growing vehicle pollution in the country.

China is the global market leader for e-bikes and e-bike components, especially the battery. The players in the market are constantly investing in RD capabilities and production capacities to stay ahead of the competition. For instance, Contemporary Amperex Technology, Tianneng Battery, and Shenzhen Topband are adding extra production lines for LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries, majorly for e-bicycle applications.​

The COVID-19 outbreak led to a sharp rise in the demand for electric bikes in China. The MaaS or mobility-as-a-service concept is gaining traction in China, and bike-sharing players such as Meituan’s Mobike put several electric bikes on roads to cater to the rising demand in 2021. Bike-sharing companies are collaborating with battery makers to swap discharged and faulty batteries at dedicated kiosks. Investments are being made to strengthen charging infrastructure, and the use of technology such as artificial intelligence is helping predict demand more precisely.

In addition, Japan remained the second most potential country for e-bike battery packs in the Asia-Pacific region. Major factors driving the growth of the market in the country are the expanding customer base across all age groups and the penetration of electric sports bicycles.

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Thus, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to remain the largest market for e-bike battery packs in the world due to the above factors.

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E-Bike Battery Pack Industry Overview

The e-bike battery pack market is moderately consolidated, with major players holding most of the market share. Some of the major players include Bosch, Liv Cycling (EnergyPak), Panasonic, Samsung SDI, and Shinamo Inc.​ These companies are engaging in new product launches, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions to expand their business activities and cement their market position. For instance,

  • In September 2022, the US-based e-bike company Optibike launched a 2,500W electric bicycle motor that claims to have the highest power-to-weight ratio in the world.
  • In July 2022, ZappBatt and Toshiba signed a partnership agreement to develop long-lasting e-bike batteries using ZappBatt’s proprietary AI software and Toshiba’s lithium titanium oxide (LTO) battery cells, which will make lithium titanium oxide to be faster, smarter, and more cost-effective battery system.

E-Bike Battery Pack Market Leaders

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E-Bike Battery Pack Market Report. Table of Contents

  • 1.1 Study Assumptions
  • 1.2 Scope of the Study
  • 4.1 Market Drivers
  • 4.2 Market Restraints
  • 4.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  • 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
  • 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
  • 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
  • 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products
  • 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
  • 5.1 Battery Type
  • 5.1.1 Lithium-ion Battery
  • 5.1.2 Lead Acid Battery
  • 5.1.3 Other Battery Types
  • 5.2.1 Rear Carrier
  • 5.2.2 Down Tube
  • 5.2.3 In Frame
  • 5.3.1 North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Rest of Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • South Africa
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt
  • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South America
  • 6.1 Vendor Market Share
  • 6.2 Company Profiles
  • 6.2.1 E-bike Battery Pack Manufacturers
  • Samsung SDI Co. Ltd
  • Yamaha Corporation
  • Yoku Energy (Zhangzhou) Co. Ltd
  • Kingbo Power Technology Co. Limited
  • Liv Cycling
  • Shimano Inc.
  • Panasonic Industry Europe GmbH
  • BMZ GmbH
  • Mahle GmbH
  • Varta AG
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Solaremobility (Fotona Mobility)
  • Enerpower
  • Giant Bicycles Co. Ltd
  • Merida Industry Co. Ltd
  • Riese Muller
  • Fritzmeier Systems GmbH Co. KG (M1 Sporttechnik)
  • Yamaha Bicycles
  • Trek Bikes
  • Cannondale Bicycle Corporation
  • PON Bicycle Holding BV
  • VanMoof BV
  • Coboc
  • Ampler Bikes
  • Cowboy
  • Desiknio
  • Accell Group NV
  • Cycle Europe AB
  • Decathlon SA
  • Cross Ltd
  • Multicycle (Kross SA)
  • ZEG
  • Prophete GmbH u. Co. KG
  • MarkenTechnikService GmbH (MTS) Group (Merger of Inter-Union Technohandel GmbH and SPA SystemPartner GmbH Co. KG)
  • Specialized Bicycle Components Inc.
  • Manufacture Française du Cycle (MFC)
  • Scott Sports
  • Cube GmbH Co. KG

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Electric Bike Battery Care

Electric bike batteries tend to have a specific lifespan and generally last at least a few years depending on how often you use them and how you treat them. We have put together a list of things you can do to help get the longest amount of battery life possible. By following some of these steps you will be able to save yourself almost the cost of a new electric bike by not having to replace the battery too soon. Our Tower Beach Bum comes equipped with a Samsung 48V lithium battery for electric bikes.


We recommend that you keep your battery at a constant temperature when it is not in use. The largest factor when it comes to reducing the life of lithium-ion batteries is being subject to elevated temperatures. Don’t leave your electric bike battery in a hot car, garage, or shed as the cells in the battery will overheat and the lifespan of the battery will decrease. Charging large lithium-ion batteries presents a fire risk so when charging, be sure not to cover them or leave them next to flammable items. The best place to charge your electric bike battery is usually in a dry, cool space inside. Ideally you do not want to store or charge your battery outside because it will be exposed to the elements which can damage the battery. A shed or garage is okay as long as it’s dry and won’t be exposed to extreme temperatures.

By riding your electric bike at 100% all of the time it is guaranteed that your electric bike battery and motor will generate heat. As we mentioned above, heat is one of the primary reasons for the decline in electric bike battery life. We suggest that if you need to ride at full throttle, by all means do it, but only

for a short time and then ease off and give your battery a break. When you’re giving your battery a rest either ease off the throttle or switch to pedal assist mode so the demand on the battery is reduced.

Don’t let the battery go down to empty

Don’t allow the battery to run all the way down to zero. The lower the level of charge available, the harder a batter will have to work to extract it. Because of this it is good to have the electric bike battery at least 30-40% charged at all times.

Extended storage

If you are going on vacation or know that you won’t be riding your electric cruiser bike for a while, we suggest that you run the battery down to about 40% and then store it. Remember to keep it at a constant, cool temperature if possible. It is important that you keep it in a dry, cool place so the electric bike battery doesn’t heat up. A garage, basement, or an attic are good places to store the eBike battery long term.

Storage Temperature
1 Year -20°. 23°C
3 Months -20°. 45°C
1 Month -20°. 60°C

Advanced Smart Charger

Batteries generally like to be charged slowly. Forcing too much charge into a battery in a short space of time will cause it to heat up and as we mentioned above, damage the battery. Smart chargers have a dial that allow you to control the amount of current that flows from the power outlet to the battery. The lower the amount of current (in amp hours) you set to feed the battery, the longer it will take to charge. Charging on a very low level of current will take up to 6 hours to reach a full battery from empty, people often don’t have 6 hours to spare when they need a charge so we don’t recommend doing this every time you need to charge up but whenever possible.

Battery capacity

Low capacity batteries tend to have shorter lifespans than those with higher capacities and will need to be replaced more often as a result. The reason they have a shorter life span is because every battery has a maximum life cycle in terms charge cycles (full charge and full discharge) and the further down the life cycle you go, the worse your battery performance will be. Batteries with low capacities will need to recharged more often than those with larger capacities because their discharge time will be shorter. When left idle for long periods, batteries tend to lose quality, if you have the option be sure to ask for a battery with the most recent manufacturing date to ensure that your new battery is in the best condition possible.

We don’t suggest that you follow all of these steps obsessively but taking a few precautions here and there can preserve your battery for years and prevent the need to replace it before it is necessary.

Read more on how to maintain your electric bike chain and eBike brakes.

EnergyPak E-bike Battery

Breeze through any ride with a state-of-the-art Liv EnergyPak battery. Liv’s innovations include: EnergyPak Smart, EnergyPak Smart Compact battery series, EnergyPak Side Release battery, and the EnergyPak Plus spare battery to pack along. Safety and efficiency remain our priority to keep you riding safely for long adventures.

EnergyPak Smart

Whether you want to ride another lap of your favorite trail, accelerate that climb, or commute in ultimate style, Liv’s EnergyPak Smart is your secret weapon for maximum capacity on longer rides. The EnergyPak Smart is well designed and smoothly incorporated into the bottom of the downtube to create a streamlined look and a compact profile that closely matches the design of standard bikes.

Charging the battery while it’s on or off the bike are both convenient options. The EnergyPak Smart offers Rapid charging, achieving 80% charge within 2 hours (EnergyPak Smart 500), or 2 hours 40 minutes (EnergyPak Smart 625). With additional waterproof protection and aluminum casing to dissipate heat, Liv EnergyPak Smart offers supreme safety in all conditions. EnergyPak Smart features a Battery Management System, which balances the charging and power supply by monitoring the whole or a portion of the EnergyPak battery. This increases battery life, efficiency, and optimizes charging performance.

New for 2021, the EnergyPak Smart holds 625Wh of battery capacity, and with the super-slim and lightweight design, makes the E-bike nearly indistinguishable from a nonelectric bicycle. Liv E-bikes are compatible for EnergyPak Smart upgrades from 400 to 500Wh, and from 500 to 625Wh.

INTEGRATED DESIGN: The EnergyPak Smart creates a minimalist downtube profile for a slim and appealing outlook.

SAFETY: The EnergyPak Smart monitors battery temperature for optimal safety, preventing overheating and extending battery life.

Smart CHARGING: Offers Smart charging with extremely Rapid charging possibilities that can reach over 80% of capacity in 2 hours 40 minutes (EnergyPak Smart 625 Wh). To extend battery life, the Smart charger is highly efficient and automatically adjusts voltage to improve the battery efficiency; plus charging can be done with the battery either on or off the bike.

EnergyPak Smart Compact

EnergyPak Smart Compact batteries are designed specifically for road E-bikes, to give you that streamlined, fully integrated look and a smaller, compact profile that closely matches the design of standard road bikes. On point with the current trends, the EnergyPak Smart Compact frames are also future proofed with an integrated design that meets the highest safety standards.

Charging the battery while it’s on or off the bike are both convenient options. The EnergyPak Smart Compact offers Rapid charging and gets the bike over 80% charged within 1.40 hours (EnergyPak Smart Compact 375) or 2 hours (EnergyPak Smart Compact 500).

With additional waterproof protection and aluminum casing to dissipate heat, Liv EnergyPak Smart Compact offers supreme safety in all conditions. EnergyPak Smart Compact features a Battery Management System, which balances the charging and power supply by monitoring the whole or a portion of the EnergyPak battery. This increases battery life, efficiency, and optimizes charging performance.

New for 2021, the EnergyPak Smart Compact holds either 500 or 375Wh of battery capacity, and with the super-slim and lightweight design, makes the E-bike nearly indistinguishable from a nonelectric bicycle. This battery provides a long lifespan of 1000 charge cycles with optimal usage. Liv E-bikes are compatible for upgrades from 375 to 500Wh EnergyPak Smart Compact batteries.

INTEGRATED DESIGN: The EnergyPak Smart Compact creates a minimalist downtube profile for a slim and appealing outlook.

SAFETY: The EnergyPak Smart Compact monitors battery temperature for optimal safety, preventing overheating and extending battery life.

Smart CHARGING: To extend battery life, the Smart charger is highly efficient and automatically adjusts voltage to improve the battery efficiency; plus charging is extremely Rapid and can be done with the battery either on or off the bike.

EnergyPak Plus

EnergyPak Plus battery backup is extremely lightweight and compact, and still has all the latest battery technology combined with an up-to-date design. Get after that epic ride or long commute with the EnergyPak Plus that takes away the worry of running out of battery when out on longer voyages. EnergyPak Plus offers 250Wh of additional capacity, which is a whopping 40% extended range for the bikes specified with the standard EnergyPak Smart 625Wh battery. In addition to being easy to remove, EnergyPak Plus has Smart charging, which allows it to charge to 80% in only 2 hours.

EnergyPak Side Release

Liv’s EnergyPak Side Release battery is innovative and future-proof. The EnergyPak Side Release lineup comes with an advanced 4A Fast Charger. EnergyPak Side Release battery features a Battery Management System, which balances the charing and power supply by monitoring the whole or a portion of the EnergyPak battery. This increases battery life, efficiency, and optimizes charging performance.

OPTIMIZED GEOMETRIES: The side release EnergyPak allows for a compact frame design so it makes it easier to get on and off the bike.

EASY HANDLING: EnergyPak Side Release design makes it easy to handle and remove the battery from the E-bike, plus the battery can be charged on or off the bike for convenience.

How Far Will My Liv E-Bike Take Me On Each Ride?

The range variations may depend on several circumstances, such as:

  • Weight
  • Tire pressure / profile
  • Wind
  • Maintenance
  • Elevation
  • Temperature
  • Terrain
  • Battery
  • Acceleration

How Long Does it Take to Charge?

Smart Charger (6A): Recharging batteries quickly is essential for getting back out to play in the great outdoors. Not only is Liv’s 6A Smart Charger is compatible with the EnergyPak Smart battery (625Wh, 500Wh, 400Wh), EnergyPak Smart Compact battery (500Wh, 375Wh), and EnergyPak Plus (250Wh), it is also the fastest way to charge and recharge. As batteries are used over many charging cycles, The Smart Charger will automatically adjust to changing battery conditions—such as low or high temperatures—by using a lower voltage so the cells are used more efficiently, extending battery life. When not using your bike for extended periods of time, set your Smart Charger to 60% storage mode with the touch of a button. This will save your battery for future use so you don’t have to fully recharge from zero before heading out for your next ride.

Fast Charger (4A): Charge your E-bike easily, whether back at home or even in the middle of the ride. Liv’s Fast Charger (4A) is lightweight enough to throw in a bag and charge the battery on or off the bike.

Long-Range e-Bikes. How Far Can I Go on a Single Charge?

No matter what you choose to call it or how you write it. E bike. Electric bicycle. eBike. Electric bike. E-bike. One thing is certain. The eBike is disrupting the transportation sector in a big way. and more people are buying and commuting on an electric bike than ever before. One of the biggest considerations when buying an e bike is range. How far can the eBike I’m interested in actually go?

The longest range e bike currently on the market is from Delfast bikes. It holds the Guinness World Record for longest range eBike on a single charge. 228 miles. With upgraded software on the newest model, the Top 3.0i just achieved an unheard of 232 miles. But how many miles can an electric bike go in real world conditions? Can you get an idea of how many miles an electric bike can go based on the volts and amp hours a company lists on their website?

The battery, controller, motor, and various components all contribute to the range you can achieve. Together they determine your speed, the amount of pedal assist to apply, and can even give you an estimated range based on those factors. With that said, the number one factor for that question of how many miles can an electric bike go comes down to the battery capacity. Volts, Watts, and Amp Hours.

The Voltage of the Battery

The first characteristic to pay attention to is the voltage of the battery. This parameter is commonly expressed in Volts (V). Most electric bike companies utilize a 36V or 48V battery. In most cases, these mass-produced batteries have a relatively low cost. However, as with many other technological products, you get what you pay for. A lower voltage battery will not provide the range many riders are chasing.

An electric bike equipped with a 36V/48V battery delivers modest power to assist the cyclists pedaling. In uphill terrain the rider may notice a lack of power. Speed is also modest with this type of battery. If you want an electric bike that is powerful and fast, it’s best to aim at models equipped with higher voltage batteries.

Electric bikes with 52V batteries are significantly more powerful, faster, and more efficient. Efficiency is important in achieving a longer range. However, as we will discuss later, other parameters determine the range of an e-bike. 52V batteries are also expensive, but the higher the voltage the more enjoyable your ride will be thanks to the power and speed available.

It is wise to invest upfront in an electric bike with an electric system based on a high-voltage battery. Delfast utilizes a 72V Lithium-ion battery on our high-end TOP 3.0i electric bike. The use of a 72V battery makes the Delfast e-bike the fastest in the world. The size of the battery allows for more power with the use of a 3,000W motor. Of course, it is also the longest-range e-bike.

The Amp-Hours Value of a Battery

If the voltage of the battery defines the speed and power of an electric bicycle, what is the definitive aspect of the range? Here, we have to use a different parameter often referred to as Amp-Hours (Ah).

When the motor is functioning, it draws an electric current from the battery. It is measured in Amperes (Amps or A) and refers to the flux of electrons in the motor coils. The higher the Amp value, the more intense the flux of electrons is. Both voltage and current define the power of the motor since power in Watts (W) is equal to voltage times amperes.

The Amp-Hours value refers to the fixed number of Amperes that the battery can sustain during an hour. Typical values go from 10Ah to 20Ah. So, this is also a measure of the battery capacity. A battery with a 10Ah capacity can sustain 20A in half an hour or 5A in 2 hours. The larger the capacity, the longer the electric bike will be able to ride on a single charge.

Batteries for Long-Range e-Bikes

As seen, a long-range electric bike must use a battery with a high capacity. This is easier said than done. High-capacity batteries are larger and significantly heavier. Typical Lithium-ion batteries weighing 6-8lbs deliver a range of approximately 20 miles. That’s not exactly a long-range electric bike. If your electric bike is equipped with a throttle only mode, riding without pedaling will further shorten the range.

A long-range e-bike is usually equipped with a battery of at least 20Ah and 52V, which allows for a range of approximately 100 miles with a motor of 1,000W. New eBike riders should select the battery with the highest voltage and capacity possible within their price range. There are three important factors to consider:

  • Size. High-capacity e-bike batteries are larger and more cumbersome. Be sure your frame and bike of choice can accommodate it.
  • Weight. High-capacity batteries are heavier. If you need to carry your e-bike upstairs this is an important consideration.
  • Price. High-capacity batteries are more expensive. Depending on the intended use of your electric bike, a high-capacity battery may not be a must. If your planned use is only for commuting, you can estimate the distance of a daily round trip. If it’s a modest commute, you can use a conventional battery with a capacity between 10Ah and 20Ah.

The Leader of the Pack for Range

Our long-range ebike TOP 3.0 i doesn’t compromise the type of battery. It utilizes a 72V 48Ah Lithium-ion battery that far exceeds the specifications of other e-bike batteries. This battery allows for a top speed of 50 miles per hour and an outstanding range of 200 miles.

If you want an electric bike that can deliver top performance in virtually all conditions, the TOP 3.0i is for you. It works perfectly as an offroad mountain e-bike, allowing you to travel very long distances through the countryside. It is the perfect commuter for those wanting long range. It is the cross-over of choice to transition from street to trail, commuter to after-hours fun.

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