Do you often jump on your electric bicycle for short distances to do the shopping, to cycle short distances to work or to take your child/children to school? Then you don’t have to dwell on the concept of range.
Do you prefer to make longer distances plus use your e-bike for long commute distances? Then it is very useful to know what your range is.
In this article you can read the meaning of the range, which factors influence the range and how many kilometers your range is.
What is action radius?
The range of your e-bike means the number of kilometers you can cycle with a full battery, without having to recharge your battery in between. Exactly how much you can cycle on a full battery varies per ride. There are various environmental factors that influence your range. In addition to environmental factors, there are also factors that you can influence yourself.
The Batavus Tuesday E-go Exclusive 2022 has a range of 300Wh, for example. This is equivalent to a range of between 40 and 80 kilometers. Exactly how much your range is depends on various factors. You often see that it is possible to upgrade your battery. If you choose this, your range will also increase. Additional costs will be charged for upgrading your battery.
Factors that affect your range
How many kilometers you can cycle on one full battery, therefore, depends on direct and indirect factors. Read more about these different factors below:
In the Netherlands we use the bicycle in the middle of summer, in the middle of winter, in autumn and in spring. It is raining, it is windy, it is cold or it is very hot. In recent years you have seen more and more extreme weather conditions. The weather affects the amount of power your battery uses. In cold weather conditions, the battery has difficulty releasing energy.
Do you have tailwind during your route? Then your range will be greater. You need less power to move forward. Do you have headwinds on your route? Then your battery has to be put on the bench to be able to give you the right pedal support.
Tire pressure amount
Do you notice that you catch a lot of wind during your trip? Then there is more resistance during your bike ride. Not only wind, but also the tire pressure can cause more resistance during your cycling route. Before you get on your e-bike, make sure you have properly inflated tires.
If you don’t do this, you run the risk of cycling much heavier. You also have less chance of a flat tire. Do you want to know what the correct tire pressure is for your tires? Then look at the side of the tire. The ideal tire pressure is indicated here!
If you want to get the most out of your battery, it is wise to switch quickly. Because you switch quickly, your battery needs less power to give you the ideal pedal support.
Would you like to know more about purchasing a new battery for your electric bicycle? Read more here.
How many kilometers is your range?
Circumstances such as the weather, the amount of tire pressure and how quickly you shift in an economical gear make your range longer or shorter. You can calculate exactly how much your range is using the range calculator from Bosch.
After filling in a number of basic data, it is calculated how many kilometers you can cycle without charging in the meantime. Nevertheless, the best way to determine your range remains: experience it for yourself by experiencing!
Do you want to buy an electric bicycle yourself or does your current e-bike need to be replaced? Read more about buying an e-bike in this article.