Charging Your eBike Battery

Power your ride with industry-leading Bosch e-bike motors and battery systems. Learn more about your battery charging, range and use.

How far can e-bikes go?

A lithium ion ebike battery that is fully depleted will take 3.5 to 6 hours to recharge. Batteries that still have a partial charge when you start charging will take less. In addition, the last hour or so of a charge is used to "top-off" the cells, and you don't have to wait for that process to be completed. As a result, some batteries can be 90% charged in 2.5 hours or less.

How many charges can I get out of a battery?

How many charges can I get out of a battery?

Our e-bike batteries are lithium-ion, which will provide a minimum of 500 full charge cycles at which point the battery will hold about 80% of its original capacity. Some batteries can deliver up to 1200 charge cycles. If you recharge the battery when it is only 50% depleted, that counts as only 1/2 of one charge cycle. If you usually use your e-bike in pedal-assist mode, combining both pedal power and electric power, you can expect to go 10,000-30,000 miles before replacing your battery. That is a lot of miles on a bicycle.

How much electricity does it take to charge a battery?

How much electricity does it take to charge a battery?

Depending on the capacity of the battery, it will usually take 400-500 watt hours to charge the battery. Assuming a rate of $0.10/kWh, it will cost you 5-8 cents for a charge that will last you 20-80+ miles.

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