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 found everyone at Axcess Electric Bikes extremely helpful. We chose a Raleigh Captus Crossbar and was able to test ride it before buying it and they even delivered it the same day! The electric bike is so easy to use and as we live at the top of a hill we don't have to worry about getting home after a long ride! We can't recommend them highly enough.
Excellent! what a difference its made to my life. No more having to phone for a taxi to take me into Honiton. I now just get on my bike and I'm in the centre of town in 10 minutes. My only quetion is....why didn't I get one earlier!
It is great for hilly places which is where I live. What I like is the fact that I can pedal if I want, then if a hill is steep I can turn the motor up. It's great when I cycle with younger fitter friends it means I can keep up.
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