Best electric bikes 2023 for every kind of rider. Ebike with detachable battery

Best electric bikes 2023 for every kind of rider

If you’re looking for the best electric bikes, there are a lot to choose from, with electric motors and batteries added to a wide range of bikes to add extra power.

Electric road bikes will come with dropped handlebars and favour low weight, whilst electric hybrid bikes will come with flat bars, wider tyres and accessories to aid commuters – such as mudguards and lights. Electric folding bikes are useful if part of your journey involves train travel or you’re short on space.

Here at Cycling Weekly, we’ve reviewed bikes from these three categories and there are links to our more detailed reviews for each bike in this guide. Our testing involves a range of routes and ride lengths and our highly experienced team of testers understands what makes a good bike and what to look for in the best electric bikes.

Electric bikes can be expensive, but there are options too if you’re looking to keep costs low with starting from around 1,000: check out the best budget electric bikes. If you’re into tinkering with your bike, you might also want to look at the best electric bike conversion kits as an alternative to buying a completely new electric bike.

Women may benefit from female specific components on the best women’s electric bikes, and if you’re venturing off-road, check out the best electric gravel bikes.

If you’re looking for the best electric mountain bike though, follow this link to head over to our sister publication MBR which specialises in mountain biking.

Top picks

Here’s a quick look at our top choices from the best electric bikes, including a folding option.

The Specialized Turbo Vado is designed for fast urban riding but with its suspension fork and wider tires it can also handle rougher roads.

There’s a lot of clever tech in the aviation-inspired Gocycle G4i, with a neat folding mechanism, lightweight frame and decent mileage from its internal battery.

The Giant Fastride’s neatly integrated battery and quality spec make it a great option for the commute, with wide gear range and hydraulic disc brakes.

If your e-bike riding heads off-road, the Neo Carbon Lefty has front and rear suspension and a powerful Bosch motor to help you up the hills.

The Cento1 Hybrid takes Wilier’s race bike pedigree and inserts a rear hub motor in a stealth package that keeps the bike’s performance and doesn’t add too much weight.

The classic Brompton with the same folding mechanism, but with a front hub motor and battery housed in a neat removeable bag.

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Best Electric Hybrid bikes

Electric hybrid bikes are the fastest selling style. Their flat bars, usually wide tyre, and commute friendly fittings. such as mudguard mounts and rack mounts. make them extremely practical machines.

The motor can be housed in the rear hub, or at the cranks, and the torque will vary. low torque models offer a natural pedalling assistance, but high torque versions will move off the lights more quickly.

Reasons to avoid

The Ribble Hybrid AL e is a road-going hybrid bike that’s equally at home on gravel paths and trails, with a comfortable and confidence-inspiring upright riding position, so great for returning or newbie riders.

For us, we think the bike is one of the best looking hybrids we’ve ever come across, with the design hiding away the motor incredibly well, although we were a little sad that adjusting the seat post left behind scratch marks. The fully loaded package includes fenders (mudguards), lights and a rear rack making it perfect as a daily commuter or for ditching the car when going to the store, although we did find these a little rattily on test.

The Ebikemotion motor delivers its power smoothly and efficiently and offers long-range in between charges, making the Ribble far more than just an A to B bike.

Understandably it doesn’t perform in the same way as the Canyon Grail:ON in terms of fast and tight torque, but tap along and it will tick over nicely, taking the top off any strenuous rides.

With all the added extras as standard and classy looks, the Ribble Hybrid AL e is a great electric bike for the money.

Reasons to avoid

A fun ride that’s great in urban environments but also provides a confidence-inspiring ride on rougher terrain is what the Specialized Turbo Vado is all about.

If you’re after a bike that is fully integrated with lights, fenders and rack (27kg capacity) as well as security (on the App removable battery using a key), then this represents a straight forward choice. Only the weight, and to a lesser degree cost, need consideration.

We found the 70Nm/250W custom-tuned motor applies power seamlessly and powerfully as soon as you push down on the pedals. Range is excellent too. 95-130km / 60-80 miles should be easily attainable using the default settings of Sport’ and ‘50% power’. There is an Eco mode as well as Turbo, so if you’re careful you can expect much greater range.

It is a heavy machine at 60lbs/ 27kg, so not easy to lift, so anyone needing to navigate steps in or out of the bike’s storage place will need to take this into consideration, but aside from that we found the Specialized Vado Turbo to be a joy to ride.

Reasons to avoid

We absolutely loved zooming around on the speedy Ride1Up Roadster V2 with its five levels of power assist. If you’re anything like us and are more used to training and racing on standard road bikes it can easily become your guilty pleasure. it’s fantastic fun to ride.

The bike was so quiet, even on level 5, convincing onlookers that our tester had to be some kind of super Hero to ride so fast up 15 per cent climbs. The only downside. in common with other e-bikes that only assist when you’re pedalling. was where there was a requirement for a hill start, the cranks had to be turned over in order to get the motor to engage, creating a pregnant pause at the lights, before vavavooming off.

The claimed 24mph maximum assisted speed (in the US) needs input from the pedals to reach on the flats, but without a doubt it’s noticeable downhill, where other bikes, such as the Wilier Cento1Hy Ultegra Di2 e-bike auto assist would cut out and slow you down.

This extra speed also puts the bike into a class 3 e-bike, meaning that it doesn’t meet EAPC rules in the UK, but that’s by the by as US brand Ride1Up doesn’t currently ship there.

If you are in a country lucky enough to be shipped to: the US, Canada and Mexico, then it’s a great option and one that has a very high fun-to-dollar ratio.

Ride1Up is a direct-to-consumer brand. check out the Roadster V2 on its website here.

Reasons to avoid

The Canyon Precede:ON is an efficient automatic transmission city bike that performs well in multi-terrain settings whether for utility or for leisure purposes thanks to a powerful motor and control panel.

With built-in accessories such as lights, mudguards, rack and kickstand all the trappings are there to make for a comfortable ride with style straight out the box. All these add ons however do make it one of the heaviest e-bikes on the market, even heavier than the Specialized Turbo Vado.

We really loved the Canyon Grail: On and it’s great to see the Precede:ON also be kitted with the Bosch Performance Line CX motor, although ideally we would love to see a little more juice in the battery to support the other impressive spec.

With everything you need straight out the box, including navigation system and lights, it’s the easiest way to swap driving/ public transport for a bike, but it is at the higher end price tag wise. There are a couple of models to choose from, which also takes the cost down a touch, but with a six year guarantee, it could be a savvy investment.

The only other point to note is that Canyon has a direct sales model, so you’ll have to buy directly from the brand here.

Reasons to avoid

The Giant Fastroad E Pro is another road-going hybrid bike with flat handlebars to promote a comfortable ride position for even the rustiest of riders, in fact we enjoyed riding this great electric hybrid road bike so much we gave it a Cycling Weekly Editor’s Choice Award.

The tyres provide plenty of squish and the ability to go lightly off-road. However on test we found the aluminium frame and fork quite stiff, which will suit those used to a traditional road bike’s feel and riders looking for a speedy commute, but worth bearing in mind if you’re used to a softer hybrid feel.

We really liked the bike’s integration of the battery, which can often be a design factor forgotten about on hybrid bikes. We were also really impressed to see the spec on the FastRoad, with hydraulic disc brakes and quality Shimano shifting, with a compact chainset and wide range cassette at the rear to provide plenty of gears for the hills all making an appearance.

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A great electric hybrid bike for a fair price that will have a lot of appeal to lots of different riders.

Reasons to avoid

With its 36V battery, which should give around 70 miles of juice, hooked up to a mid-drive motor, we found that the Volt Infinity electric bike gave a nice balanced feel to the bike.

Shimano provides the power in the form of 8-speed Alfine Di2 hub Shimano Steps, the highly regarded motor and e-bike specific groupset.

Three different assistance modes will let you get the most out of that battery and the display mounted on the front will make it easy to keep track and we loved that the torque sensor picked up when we were flagging and gave us a little boost to help us along our way.

Previously similar to the Carrera Subway E, it’s had a bit of a make over and it’s now much more visually integrated than the previous model that we tested, although it’s still without a quick release rear wheel, making investing in the best puncture-proof tyres or inner tubes a shrewd investment.

The only real downside is the one size fits all. Great if it does fit you, not so much if it doesn’t.

Best Electric Folding Bikes

Folding electric bikes are practical if you have a train journey forming part of your trip or are low on space. Being small, the battery and motor can represent a large percentage of the weight, so the FOCUS is often on reducing this as much as possible.

Mileage on folding bikes is often low, since they’re typically used to ride to and from train stations, so battery range isn’t always a major consideration.

If you are considering going for a folder, you might find our buying guide page dedicated to helping you find the best folding bikes a useful read.

Reasons to avoid

We absolutely loved the Brompton Electric bike when we took it out for a spin, finding it to be the perfect bike for commuting in traffic and then stowing well out of the way post-ride.

The brand is considered by many as the gold standard of folding bikes, and the Brompton Electric is clearly cast from the same mould.

As typical with any Brompton bike, the brand has taken full control of the engineering, so everything from frame to motor has been designed in house. Brompton however has called upon the experiences of Williams Advanced Engineering when it comes to the motor, developing a bespoke lightweight removable battery and motor.

As you would expect when a team of Formula One engineers get under the bonnet of the Brompton Electric, the small, but perfectly formed motor has excelled, delivering power smoothly, safely and exactly when you need it.

The frame is the usual Brompton high standard, and while one size, keeps the ability to choose handlebars, seatpost heights and even saddle widths. There are six speeds, giving you plenty to play with when you hit a hill.

Whatever your final set up, you can rest assured as to the bike’s foldability, which is one of the reasons why Brompton stands out from the folding bike crowd. Its folded footprint is one of the smallest out there: 565mm high x 585mm wide x 270mm long (22.2 x 23 x 10.6). This means it’s highly portable and capable of stowing in the smallest of spaces, although be warned, due to the independent motor and battery pack, you’ll find yourself with two hands full, so best to invest in a rucksack for your other belongings.

On test we felt this was an absolute dream of a bike, in fact, we went as far as calling it a transport gamechanger. If you’re worried by the 17kg-plus weight, there’s now the Brompton Electric P Line bike, which uses lighter frame materials to drop the claimed weight down to 15.6kg.

Reasons to avoid

The G4i is a solid choice for a commuter, with the option to add many accessories such as mudguards (fenders), a front and rear pannier rack, integrated lights, lock holster and a travel case.

The design folds in half, so that you can push it on its wheels rather than needing to carry it, or you can fully fold it into a compact package. There’s built-in rear suspension, concealed cabling and a fully enclosed drivetrain.

It features a discreetly integrated USB port on the handlebar, enabling owners to charge their phone or other small devices from the bike’s battery when not in use. although we found the quality of the integrated phone mount didn’t quite match that of the bike itself. The same goes for the LED display, which we found to be rather basic. although the information it provides is useful.

It’s also likely to be pretty low-maintenance given that the drivetrain is completely enclosed. This makes sense, given that commuting year round usually means cycling in the wet at some point. The G4i utilizes a Shimano Nexus 3 speed internally geared hub. With 1” of elastomer suspension and 2.35” wide tyres, it is one of the more comfortable small wheelers. Single-sided wheel attachment means you don’t even have to remove the wheel, should you puncture one of the 20” wheels.

The 500W (250W in the UK/EU) G4 electric motor and 375Wh Lithium-ion battery is claimed to provide a range of up to 80km (50mi), but the most we managed to get out of it was just 44km (27mi). To be fair, that was in one of the more ‘assisted’ modes and I always had the daytime running lights on. and the city of Bath is well known for its brutally steep hills.

The bike is available from 17.6kg / 38.8lbs. However, as the weight is centred low on the frame, this at least makes the ride more stable. The folding mechanism has been improved since previous versions and can be quickly collapsed into a small package. Gocycle says this can be done in as little as ten seconds; we found it was closer to 20.

Best Electric Bikes with Detachable Batteries

Electric bikes are getting enormous attention in recent years, whether commuting or just getting out and about. They’re eco-friendly and efficient, and they can save you money on fuel costs. But one of the things that can make an electric bike even better is if it has a detachable battery.

A detachable battery allows you to remove the battery from the bike and take it with you, so you can charge it up when you’re not using it. This can be handy if you’re going on a long ride and don’t want to worry about running out of juice.

Let’s explore how these handy batteries work and find out the list of our favorite e-bikes with removable batteries!

How do Detachable Batteries Work?

These e-bike batteries are typically Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, which are rechargeable and offer a high energy density. This means they can store much energy in a relatively small and light package.

Components

These batteries have three main components: the anode, the cathode, and the electrolyte. The anode and cathode are made from materials that can store and release electrical energy, while the electrolyte provides a medium for ions to flow between the anode and cathode.

Electrical energy is used to drive a chemical reaction that stores energy within the battery when the battery is charging.

Working

Electrons flow from the anode to the cathode when the battery charges through an external circuit. This flow of electrons drives a chemical reaction in the electrolyte, which stores energy within the battery.

When the battery is discharged, the flow of electrons is reversed, and the stored energy is released. The electrons flow and complete the circuit. That’s how these batteries work!

Things to Consider While Getting E-Bike Featuring Detachable Battery

There are a few things to consider when looking for an electric bike with a removable battery:

Compatibility

First and foremost, you’ll want to ensure that the bike is compatible with the battery you’re planning to use. Not all e-bikes are created equal, and some will only work with specific types of batteries.

Weight and Size

In addition, you’ll want to consider the size and weight of the battery. The last thing you want is a bulky battery that makes your e-bike challenging to ride or transport.

And, of course, you’ll want to make sure that the battery is easy to remove and replace – that’s the whole point of this battery!

Price

Finally, you’ll want to consider the price. Detachable batteries can be expensive, so you need to ensure you’re getting a good deal. Be sure to compare from different retailers before making your final decision.

With those things in mind, let’s look at some of the best electric bikes with removable batteries currently on the market.

Best E-Bike With Detachable Batteries

With so many different electric bikes on the market, it can be hard to know which one to choose. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best electric bikes with detachable batteries:

Ancheer Power Plus Electric Mountain Bike

If you’re looking for an e-bike that can take you farther and faster, the Ancheer Power Plus electric mountain bike is exactly what you need.

This powerful e-bike features a removable battery that gives you up to 28 miles of range on a single charge, making it perfect for longer rides. And with a top speed of 20mph, you can get where you’re going even faster.

This bike is sbuilt for comfort and speed, with a suspension fork that absorbs shocks and a comfortable seat that keeps you riding all day long.

Plus, the Ancheer Power Plus has a screen display that shows you how much battery life you have left, so you always know when it’s time to recharge.

ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike

The ECOTRIC Fat Tire Electric Bike has a robust 500w motor that can take up to 20mph. The detachable battery makes it easy to charge, and the bike has a range of up to 55 miles on a single charge.

The bike is also equipped with a 7-speed Shimano gearing system, making it easy to get up hills. It is perfect for those looking for an electric bike that can go off-road.

It also features front and rear disc brakes, a comfortable seat, and a suspension system. The bike comes in three frame sizes to accommodate riders of all heights. If you’re looking for an electric bike that can go anywhere, this e-bike is a great option.

Swagtron EB-5 Pro City Commuter Electric Bike

The Swagtron EB-5 Pro City Commuter Electric Bike is the perfect way to get around town or your neighborhood. It’s an excellent choice for those who want an electric bike that’s affordable, reliable, and easy to ride.

The EB-5 Pro comes with a removable battery, making it easy to keep charged up and ready to go. It has a motor that can take up to 20 miles per hour and a range of 15 miles on a single charge, making it great for long drives.

Aceshin 26″ Electric Mountain Bike

When it comes to choosing an electric mountain bike, there are a few things you need to take into account.

The first is the motor – you’ll want one powerful enough to get you up those steep inclines. The second is the battery life – you don’t want to be caught short on a long ride. And the third is the price – you don’t want to spend more than you have to.

The Aceshin 26″ Electric Mountain Bike ticks all of those boxes. It has a strong motor that will get you up to speeds of 20mph and a detachable battery that gives you a range of up to 31 miles.

It’s also very competitively priced, making it an excellent option for anyone looking for an electric mountain bike.

E-Wheels EW-19 Sporty Dual-Purpose Electric Scooter

EW-19 Sporty Dual-Purpose Electric Scooter features a removable battery that makes it easy to keep charged, and its dual-purpose design means you can use it both on and off the road.

With a top speed of 15 miles per hour and a range of up to 30 miles, the EW-19 is an ideal choice for anyone who wants to save money on gas and reduce their carbon footprint.

The EW-19 is also an excellent choice for those looking for a little extra exercise. It’s electric motor provides power to the rear wheel, while you can use the pedals to give you a workout as you ride.

The scooter also features front and rear suspension, making it a smooth ride even on rough roads. And with its large wheels, the EW-19 can navigate obstacles with ease.

Razor EcoSmart Metro Electric Scooter

The Razor EcoSmart Metro electric scooter with a detachable battery is one of the newest additions to our lineup of sustainable transportation options. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, this scooter ranges up to 18 miles on a single charge.

And with its unique battery design, you can easily remove and replace the battery for extended use.

This electric scooter also features a durable steel frame, front and rear suspension, and large pneumatic tires for a smooth ride.

The folding handlebars and built-in carrying handle make it easy to transport and store. And with its chain-driven motor, this scooter can reach speeds of up to 20 mph.

NAKTO Camel 26″ 250W Cargo Electric Bicycle

NAKTO Camel electric bikes are perfect for running errands and even light off-road riding. The 26″ wheels and 250W motor provide plenty of power. It is an excellent choice for those looking for a reliable and versatile ride.

The detachable battery makes it easy to keep charged up on long rides, and the cargo rack is an exciting feature for carrying your belongings with you. Plus, the suspension makes your ride smooth and effortless.

What Benefits Do Detachable Batteries Provide to E-Bikes?

Detachable batteries are one of the most popular features on electric bikes. Why? Because they provide several advantages that make them ideal for e-bike riders.

Easy to Remove and Install

One of the most significant advantages of these batteries is that they are easy to remove and install. This means you can take them with you when you park your bike, making it more difficult for thieves to steal your battery.

It also means you can easily swap a dead battery for a fresh one without calling a tow truck or bicycle mechanic.

Lightweight and Portable

Detachable batteries are also usually exceptionally lightweight and portable. They give you the freedom to move around with your devices.

Unlike traditional batteries, you don’t have to worry about being tied to a power outlet. Instead, you can detach the battery and take it wherever you go.

Additionally, if you’re traveling, these batteries can be a lifesaver; they are convenient to keep a spare battery in case your first one runs out of juice.

No Need to Disassemble the Bike

Another significant advantage of such batteries is that you don’t need to disassemble the entire bike to remove them. This can be a real pain if you have a traditional, non-electric bike.

Easy to Store

Detachable batteries are also easy to store. If you live in a small apartment or home, you can take them inside when you’re not using your bike. This keeps them out of the way and helps to extend their life.

Can be Used with Multiple Bikes

You can also use these batteries with multiple bikes. You can quickly transfer the battery from one bike to the other if you have more than one electric bike.

This is handy if you want to use your spare battery on a different bike or if you need to borrow someone else’s battery in a pinch.

Increased Safety

Removable batteries also offer increased safety. If you have an accident and your bike falls over, the battery will be less likely to break and spill hazardous chemicals onto the ground.

Better Performance

Finally, detachable batteries often offer better performance than non-detachable batteries. This is because they’re usually lighter and more compact, which allows them to deliver more power.

Additionally, they’re often made with higher-quality materials, improving their longevity.

Overall, there are many benefits that these batteries provide to electric bikes. If you’re looking for an electric bike that is easy to use and comes with all the features you need, then a bike with a removable battery is a great option.

How to Check If Detachable Battery Is Perfectly Assembled With Your E-Bike?

Here are some tips on how to check if the detachable battery on your e-bike is perfectly assembled:

  • When buying an e-bike, check the battery packaging for any signs of damage. The battery has likely been damaged during shipping or assembly if you see any dents, scratches, or other signs of physical damage.
  • Once you’ve confirmed that the battery packagings are undamaged, look at the actual battery connections. Ensure that the positive and negative terminals are correctly connected and that there is no loose wiring.
  • If the battery packagings and connections look good, the next thing to check is the housing. Make sure that the housing is securely attached to the e-bike frame and that there are no gaps or openings that could allow water or other materials to enter.
  • Finally, ensure the battery cover is securely in place. This will help prevent accidental short circuits and keep dirt and debris out of the battery compartment.

If you follow these tips, you should be able to tell if the battery on your e-bike is perfectly assembled. If you have any doubts, it’s always best to contact the seller or manufacturer for assistance.

Wrapping Up

Electric bikes are also an environmentally friendly and great way to get around. And if you choose an electric bike with a removable battery, you can easily remove it and charge it separately from the bike. So if you’re looking for an electric bike, check out our list of the best electric bikes with detachable batteries!

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Best Electric Scooter with Removable Battery

The sales of electric vehicles in India are growing rapidly and especially in the electric two-wheelers Sector. The electric scooter is the first mode of transport and is used regularly by Indians. The main problem with EVs is the range, isn’t it?

India has been manufacturing a lot of two-wheel electric scooters recently. Electric power should replace gasoline scooters to make the future better and greener. Given the problems with electric two-wheelers, it is necessary for businesses that make electric mobility products to concentrate on enhancing the electric scooter market with new ideas. One of these innovations is the use of technology that helps with the removable batteries of electric scooters. Companies are now making batteries that can be removed and can be charged anywhere so that electric scooters can be charged quickly.

so here is the list of the top 5 Electric Scooter that comes with Removable Battery technology. An electric scooter with a removable battery is another advantage to saving your time while charging an electric scooter from the EV charging station.

Following is the list of Best Electric Scooters with Removable Battery / Detachable batteries:

Raft Indus NX E-Scooter

A permanent 48v 135 Ah lithium-ion battery pack and a removable 48v 65ah battery pack are included with the Raft Indus NX. The fixed battery is under the footboard, while the removable battery is beneath the seat.

The user will also be given some boot space for the charger.

The scooter has a range of 325 km with a fixed battery pack and 155 km with a detachable battery pack, giving a total range of 480 km, which is the longest range of any electric scooter. Wit a load of 75 kg and a top speed of 40-45 kmph, the range of the Rough Indus NX was tested.

Hero Vida V1

The Hero Vida V1 is the first electric scooter manufactured by Hero Motocorp. It is also one of the newest electric scooters on the market. This electric scooter is priced at Rs. 1,19,900. There are two models from the Hero Vida company: the Vida V1 Pro and the Vida V1 Plus. The battery of the Vida V1 Plus is rated at 3.44 kWh, and that of the Vida V1 Pro is 3.94 kWh. The batteries of both electric scooters are Removable. The range of the Vida V1 Pro is 143 km, but that of the Vida V1 Plus is 165 km. Both electric scooters have a touchscreen instrument system that displays a lot of features. There are three modes of riding on these scooters: Eco, Ride, and Sports.

Okinawa i-Praise Plus

Okinawa Autotech Private Limited is a Haryana-based electric two-wheeler manufacturer. The company produces 90,000 units in a year. Okinawa recently released its new futuristic electric scooter, the Okinawa i-Praise Plus, which comes with a 3-year battery warranty and a 3-year or 30,000 km (whichever is earlier) electric motor warranty. The Okinawa i-Praise Plus, priced at Rs. 1,45,965, comes with a 3.3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can be removed that provides a range of up to 139 kilometers.

On a single charge, the Okinawa i-Praise Plus has a 3.3 kWh lithium-ion detachable battery pack. This electric scooter’s battery takes 4-5 hours to charge and includes a microcharger with an auto-cut function.

Simple One

The IDC range of a simple electric scooter is 236 kilometers, but the true range in eco mode is 203 kilometers.

Simple Energy has introduced an electric scooter that exceeds all other electric scooters in India in terms of range. Charging the permanent battery takes 2.75 hours while charging the removable battery pack takes 75 minutes.

The battery pack has a total capacity of 4.8 kWh, with a 3.3 kWh unit fixed (under the footboard) and a 1.5 kWh removable battery pack and stored in the boot. Using the Simple Loop fast-charging network, a 60-second charge will give the Simple One a range of 2.5 kilometers. The portable battery pack takes 75 minutes to charge, but the built-in battery takes 2.75 hours. With the Simple Loop fast-charging technique, the Simple One can go 2.5 miles prior to recharging. The cost of the Simple One electric scooter begins at Rs. 1.09 lakh and is there till Rs. 1.44 lakh.

The electric scooter comes with a good power battery with a charging time of 4-5 hours on a full charge. The range of the electric scooter is 82 km/cc. Its top speed is 45 km/hour. The Hero Optima CX also has other features like regen braking, a USB port, alloy wheels, and a portable battery system. The price of the electric vehicle is Rs. 67,190.

iVOOMi Energy JeetX

Electric scooters made by iVOOMi Energy are priced at Rs. 99,999. And the company is located in Pune. The company just released the JeetX180, an electric scooter that can go over 180 kilometers in sports mode and over 200 kilometers in eco mode on Indian terrain. With the JeetX, iVOOMi Energy has a setup with two batteries that can be switched out. This setting can be used with the other electric scooters manufactured by the company, like the iVOOMi S1 and other low-speed models. Every e-scooter from the company has two batteries that can be exchanged, making it the first company in India to be able to do so. They provide a 3-year guarantee with the electric scooter. The range of this electric scooter is 115 km, and it has a motor rated at 1800 W.

After reading this article, you might have gained much knowledge about electric scooters with Removable batteries in the Indian market. Electric scooters with Removable batteries are more efficient than electric vehicles with unswappable batteries. Electric scooters with Removable batteries are better, and they are the future.

Replacement Electric Bike Batteries Guide

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A good e-bike battery should last for hundreds of cycles. With average use, this means several years. Eventually, electric bike batteries need to be replaced as their life cycle comes to an end.

You can tell when a battery is nearing the end of its life when it does not provide you with much range. Some high-quality batteries that come on the top e-bikes such as a Bosch battery have a battery management system (BMS) integrated into the battery that actually tells you the current capacity and also how many charge cycles it has gone through.

But no matter what type of battery you have you’ll sooner or later be asking yourself the all-important question: how can I replace my e-bike battery?

Down below Electric Bike Report dives into this question and more in greater detail.

Are E-bike Batteries Interchangeable?

In general, the answer is no – you should only replace a battery with one that comes from the same manufacturer and is of exactly the same spec.

The reason is that the original e-bike or kit manufacturer has the responsibility to ensure that the battery pack, charger, and e-bike all work safely together, and using a ‘non-original’ replacement pack potentially introduces all sorts of uncontrolled risks.

It’s a little more complicated than this in some situations. For example, some Bosch batteries of different capacities are explicitly made to be interchangeable and there will be many instances where an original supplier and/or manufacturer of the e-bike cannot be traced or has gone out of business – in such cases we look at your options below.

As an important side note: you should always, if possible, use a charger that comes from the original manufacturer too. The one that comes with your battery should sync up well and not overload the battery. Pairing your battery with a different charger adds in risk of malfunction during charging.

Let’s first look at the basics of getting a replacement battery for your e-bike, then we will look at some of the major manufacturers of e-bike batteries and some of the main e-bike manufacturers to see which common battery types are still replaceable. Let’s consider the options for replacement in terms of desirability.

Where Should I Go to Get a Replacement E-Bike Battery?

On this last point it may help to note that there are a couple of manufacturing standards for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes. Although it’s not a legal requirement, it may be that one of the standards is actually marked on the battery itself.

The standards are BS EN 50604‑1 and UN38.3, the latter required for lithium-ion battery transport by air, sea or land. Just because these standards are not marked on a battery doesn’t mean it does not comply with them – but it is a reassuring sign if a battery does bear one or both of these marks.

Note that using a replacement battery that does not come from the original manufacturer (whether a dealer is involved or not) may void the warranty of your electric bike or kit. Check with the e-bike or kit company to understand what their policy is regarding the use of aftermarket replacement batteries.

Replacement Batteries from Original Manufacturers

Bosch E-Bike Batteries

Only Bosch manufactured batteries will be used on any new Bosch e-bike – this has always been the case and so it makes advice on interchangeability a little more straightforward than with the likes of Shimano and Brose who have both allowed the use of third party batteries with their mid-drive motor systems.

There have been four basic designs made by Bosch over the years (good online overview here):

  • Rack mounted batteries: PowerPack in 300, 400, and 500 Wh versions which are all interchangeable with each other.
  • Down tube mounted batteries: PowerPack in 300, 400, and 500 Wh versions, current versions of which are all interchangeable with each other.
  • Frame integrated batteries: PowerTubes in 400, 500, and 625Wh versions, with the 400 and 500 units being interchangeable with each other. The 625Wh may be retrofittable but it needs a compatible frame with a big enough space to house it (400 and 500 units are the same physical dimensions but 625 is bigger). 500 and 625 Wh units are used on the Dual Battery system to give a capacity up to 1250Wh.
  • Frame Integrated ‘Smart’ Option batteries: This is a new 750Wh option for 2022 and will be only compatible with 2022 e-bikes that feature the Bosch ‘Smart’ system and will not be compatible with other Bosch e-bikes that are ‘non-Smart’. Similarly, other types of PowerTube batteries (400, 500, and 625Wh versions) will not be compatible with e-bikes featuring Bosch’s ‘Smart’ system.

Some third-party batteries compatible with Bosch systems are available as detailed in the section below.

There are some suppliers of batteries that will fit older models, in some cases dating back to 2011 when the Bosch e-bikes first entered the market, for example, The Holland Bike Shop in Europe sells some batteries compatible with much older Bosch-powered models.

Shimano E-Bike Batteries

Shimano produces its own brand batteries for use on their systems, but you may also find new e-bikes powered by Shimano motor systems with batteries manufactured by their licensed partners Darfon and SMP. These third party batteries are not interchangeable with any Shimano batteries.

Shimano’s current range includes rack-mounted, downtube-mounted and frame-integrated batteries from 418Wh to 630Wh. You can see a brief overview with detailed links to each battery on offer here.

It’s important to note that each battery model has a limited number of specific battery mounts it will work with, so it is important to replace an old battery with one that is compatible with the mount on your e-bike. You can check out detailed compatibility info here and here.

Shimano says that ‘the oldest current battery we have is the BT-E6000 and the corresponding battery mount BM-E6000. These are compatible with all five of our current drive units (DU-EP8/E8000/E7000/E6100/E5000), but not earlier systems. For reference, DU-E8000 is the oldest in that list – it was introduced in 2016.’

Brose E-Bike Batteries

The only battery listed on Brose’s own website is a 630Wh frame-integrated option.

However, Brose systems are widely used by other manufacturers who also spec own-brand or third-party batteries. These include the likes of the widely respected battery manufacturer BMZ and well-known brands like Scott and BULLS.

For example, Specialized’s ‘full power’ range use Brose-based mid drives and a range of their own brand frame-integrated batteries. Although information on interchangeability is scarce, a Specialized FAQ page, in response to the question ‘Can I increase range by using the 604Wh aftermarket battery in any Turbo Vado/Como?’ says yes, all Vado batteries are cross-compatible as long as you are running the latest firmware (by implication so are Como and Turbo full power batteries are cross-compatible too).

The above appears only to address compatibility on current Specialized models and battery availability for older models appears a bit more complex with lots of debate online over the matter.

The fact that the latest Specialized e-bike batteries contain a Bluetooth chip to communicate with the latest Mission Control App certainly suggest both backward compatibility and availability of third party batteries will be very limited. Current e-bike batteries available from Specialized can be found here.

Yamaha E-Bike Batteries

Yamaha has integrated, rack-mounted and frame-mounted options ranging between 400Wh and 600Wh but information on backward compatibility is rather hard to find. Their systems appear on Haibike models and in the US on their own brand models too.

Giant use Yamaha motor systems but apparently have their own brand of battery – the EnergyPak range. The standard EnergyPak comes in rack-mounted and frame-integrated options whilst the Smart Compact variant allows for faster charging.

Finally, there is the Giant EnergyPak Plus, for use with the Smart Compact – a range extender style battery that fits onto the frame and effectively increases the capacity of the main Plus battery.

Giant’s Service web page states that there are EnergyPaks with 300, 360, 400, 500 and 625Wh capacities and also states ‘Giant EnergyPaks are interchangeable’.

Fazua E-Bike Batteries

This lightweight German-made system uses a frame-integrated 250Wh design and there have been two types of battery, Battery 250 and Battery 250X, the latter having the ability to be switched on and off remotely.

The latest Fazua Evation 250X battery is compatible with all Fazua electric bikes from 2019-22.

GRIN and Cytronex E-bike Kit Batteries

Canada’s GRIN is a true expert in producing a wide variety of e-bike kits. Whilst they do several designs of batteries, one of their best options from a replaceability point of view is their own brand LiGo batteries.

LiGo batteries are very unusual in being modular so that you can easily connect together as many as you like to increase or decrease battery capacity at will. They are particularly suitable for lightweight and folding bikes (I use them on a GRIN Brompton kit) and also for those who want to air travel with e-bikes as the individual battery units are only 98Wh and so are generally allowed on passenger aircraft (disconnect them from each other for travel and reconnect them on landing to make a useful e-bike battery).

The design has been around for several years and is backward compatible.

The UK’s Cytronex produces both European and US spec lightweight kits which use a unique own-design of ‘bottle battery’.

Cytronex says all their lithium bottles are compatible forwards and backward from the first version in 2017. They have different firmware for the new Bluetooth variant but both this and the non-Bluetooth version allow you to use the new 2-way – 5 level Boost Button or the previous one-way 3 level button.

In fact, if you have old and new kits on two bikes you can switch the bottle between both and it will recognize the two different button types automatically.

E-bike Manufacturers Own Brand Batteries

There are hundreds of e-bike manufacturers in the more budget space so it’s way beyond the scope of this guide to cover the options for each one; rather we’ll take a look at a couple of the market leaders.

Rad Power Bikes E-Bike Batteries

Rad Power Bikes first started producing e-bikes for the North American market in 2015 and now claims to be the US market leader. Their website lists several replacement batteries and their current lineup of bikes uses one of two battery designs.

There is the External Battery Pack (with the option for the smaller pack specific to the RadMission) which is compatible with all 2018 and newer model ebikes except the RadRover 6 Plus and RadCity 5 Plus, which use the Semi-Integrated Battery Pack.

Rad Power Bikes does offer legacy options for bikes older than that 2018 ‘cutoff’ and although some of these legacy batteries are currently out of stock Rad says they have plans to restock them.

The battery packs are consistent across their main sales areas of Canada, US and Europe.

The Rad Power website has a great filter system so you can track down the compatibility of what batteries are in stock against all current and previous models, right back to the original 2015 RadRover. All e-bike manufacturers’ websites should provide this service!

Pedego E-Bike Batteries

A longstanding US manufacturer with a clear set of battery specs for current models here. However, there doesn’t appear to be any info about legacy batteries or backward compatibility.

Interestingly, and it seems uniquely amongst the mainstream manufacturers, Pedego have recently introduced a serviceable battery (pictured above) – designed to be easily maintained at the local Pedego store. It features a rear light, brake light and indicators to boot.

Batteries for Out-Dated Motor Systems

There are a number of older motor and battery systems that are either not used or little used these days but there are still some suppliers out there who may be able to help out and if you are in this position a bit of internet research might just turn something up. Let’s take a look at a couple of examples.

BionX E-Bike Batteries

BionX operated between 1998 and 2018 and were once one of the leading e-bike system manufacturers in North America, with the likes of Trek and Kalkhoff using their systems.

There are still limited stocks of spare parts available here and there, including batteries, for example on this Ohm webpage.

Heinzmann E-Bike Batteries

German company Heinzmann had a great reputation for quality and produced the now obsolete Classic system and the newer Direct Power system. At various times both were available as kits or fitted to off-the-peg e-bikes.

In the UK Electric Vehicle Solutions are the main stockist of complete Direct Power kits and of spare parts for the Classic system.

What About Non-removable Frame Integrated Batteries?

A relatively small number of e-bike batteries are incorporated into the frame and not designed to be removed by the rider – they must be charged on the bike. Whilst perhaps inconvenient for some, the system has the benefit of a sleeker and simpler design and keeps the battery cells well-protected.

The Ebikemotion X35 system is one example of the most common lightweight systems out there to feature a frame-enclosed battery.

When it comes to replacing these batteries, to be clear, our official advice is that this is a job for the dealer, or expert shops to do only.

DIY in this area can get tricky in a hurry. Looking into service options to replace batteries in an integrated system is something to consider before purchasing the bike.

Third-Party Replacement E-Bike Batteries

For some older batteries – or even some current ones – there may be manufacturers other than the so-called OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) who made the original batteries. These third-party companies are not recognized by the original e-bike manufacturers so if possible it is always best to go back to your dealer or the manufacturer directly to source an original battery.

However, third-party batteries may be a solution where no original batteries appear to be available.

There are a growing number of companies that provide third-party batteries and here we take a look at a couple of the bigger operations.

Please note that on e-bikes that are still in their warranty period, replacing the battery with one from a third-party manufacturer will most likely void the warranty.

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FTH Power has a good amount of experience in the electronics business and has diagnostics and assembly capabilities. They look to have good stocks of popular far eastern battery brands such as Reention (used by the likes of Juiced and Surface 604) and Hailong. They also have this handy battery/model finder to see if they have batteries for your particular model of e-bike.

Third-party battery provision (and recelling services) appear to be bigger business in mainland northern Europe than in the U.S. It makes sense, this is where e-bikes have been around much longer and where the average value of e-bikes is higher. The need to keep older bikes going longer is greater. For example, Heskon is a major supplier of replacement batteries to dealers and Fiets Accu Revisie is the part of Heskon that sells direct to customers.

The UK’s Electric Transport Shop network offers battery diagnosis (refundable against a replacement battery or recell if required). The ETS says they also have stocks of Battery Management System chips that can be used on certain packs, usually on older e-bikes.

The ETS also says ‘There are so many shapes of e-bike batteries now that we cannot guarantee that we have cell packs to fit them all and it is usually cheaper to buy a factory-built replacement than to hand-build a replacement pack in the UK so we usually recommend buying a battery from the original supplier if the diagnosis proves that’s what is needed. If their supplier is no longer available to supply a replacement pack in this instance we will help people find a suitable replacement or as a last resort we will offer to wire in an alternative pack which may be in a different position on the bike.’

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What Should I Do With My Old E-bike Battery?

If at all possible the ideal solution is to take it back to the dealer you bought it from who will send it on for recycling.

In the US the industry is in the midst of setting up its own recycling scheme. It was organized by People for Bikes and will be directly coordinated under the auspices of Call2Recycle. There will be a network of battery drop-off locations from the nation’s roughly 3,000 independent bike shops. Manufacturers and retailers can sign up here.

The batteries will be sent on to ‘processing partners’, four of which are domestic and two of which are foreign—one in South Korea and one in Belgium.

The consortium brands are funding the recycling service, which will be free to riders; of course, consumers will still have to pay for replacement batteries. There are also plans for a consumer-direct mail-in recycling option in the summer – EBR will keep you posted on its development.

There are already such ready-made recycling networks in mainland Europe and the UK is just beginning to establish such a network.

This guide to replacement electric bike batteries hopefully covered the basics of what is out there for you. It’s certainly just the tip of the iceberg though. If there is anything else that wasn’t covered here, let us know in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев below and we’ll update this guide with the info our readers are looking for!

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