Battery Selection

Understanding “The Battery”

The performance of an electric bike is measured by its ability to climb hills and how far it will run on the flat at a constant speed. This depends on a light frame, low friction and a highly efficient electric motor but also on the energy stored in the battery, which is the fuel for the motor

Useful technical battery info…

In a battery of specified voltage (V), energy stored is measured in ampere hours (Ah). This measure indicates how many hours a battery can produce a fixed current – amps A.

The best electric bikes today use 36 V batteries rather than the 12 V familiar to us in car batteries. To produce the same power measured in watts, which is volts times amps (V x A) a higher voltage motor of the same power will need less current. A lower current allows the use of thinner lighter wires and a lighter motor to deliver the same power.

The FreeGo, LifeCycle and 3e electric bikes have been designed with 36 V batteries. These have a capacity of either 8Ah, 10 Ah for the lithium ion battery or 16 Ah for the lighter lithium polymer battery, which is often claimed to be 17.5 amps. So, in theory, they produce 288watts, 360watts and 576 watts respectively. The ranges of electric bikes we supply are fitted with 200watt or 250watt electric motors, which is the maximum permitted for road use in the UK. The combination of the high voltage 36 V X 16 (17.5) Ah battery gives our FreeGo Eagle and The LifeCycle Alpine Sport, Mountain Sport and City Sport the best range, best performance and hill climbing ability

The Batribike Breeze has a 36V X 8Ah battery and a 250watt motor

Nearly all our other bikes have 36V X 10Ah batteries and 250 watt motors

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We called in to Access on impulse and we both road tested 2 bikes each. I bought one because it is quite simply the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. No stretch forward straining my upper back and neck. My bike is the Access Exmoor. No hard sell, and a knowledgeable team
Having reached the age of 71, I decided that having retired I would get myself a bike again, and after much thought and also a lot of time on the internet, I decided that an electric bike would suit me better, and also that a folding bike would be useful as I could go places with my bike in the car, without the hassle of removing a wheel each time, also living in a flat a folding bike in It's bag is a lot less obtrusive. While on the Internet I came across 'Axcess Electric Bikes' site, this was not only very helpful, but gave a very wide choice of bikes, both in style and price. I drove up to Honiton to have a look at them for real. On arrival I saw a second-hand bike outside which I really liked, but It was not a folding one and I had to remind myself that I had decided on a folding Bike. On going in The showroom I was greeted by a very friendly lady who as it turned out was very helpful and knowledgeable. There was no pressure to buy and was encouraged to take my time to look at the stock. I decided to buy a New Axcess Shetland and asked to take it with me. The Gent who was working on the bikes in the workshop area, said that he would check it over immediately, and he also demonstrated how it folded and fitted in the bag which I also purchased. I was allowed to take it out for a test ride before purchase. It is a lovely bike, as has a really firm feel to it, and ideal for what I want. Being a folding bike it has a step through frame which I find easier a feature that even my Sister likes. (Come to that she did not want me to take the bike away with me when I visited her.). I use it for shopping, going on photography outings, or just going for a ride. I am still amazed as to how effective the battery assist is. The ratings only go up to very good, but I would rate both the bike and the firm as excellent. Should I decide to buy another Bike in the future, I shall go straight to Axcess Elctric Bikes of Honiton. Since retiring from a very physical job I found my knees were getting stiff, cycling has cured that. Thank You
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