Battery And Range

The maximal total range is the distance an electric scooter or bicycle can be ridden, without recharging. The specific range you can drive is hard to tell, this depends on the energy leverl (Wh) of the battery and the amount of energy the user is using while driving the electric vehicle. 

What is the energy level of my battery?
A comparison of the batteries on the capacity (Ampere-hour) doesn't give a complete answer about the possible distance you can ride on your electric bicycle or e-scooter. The performance of a battery package depends on the battery density during discharging (voltage). By multiplying these with eachother you'll calculate the amount of Watt hours (wh) of your batterypack.  

An appropiate way to compare the different types of batteries, is to check the amount of energy that one battery can deliver. This is displayed in Watt hours (Wh). 

QWIC Trend: 36 V x 10 Ah = 360 Wh
QWIC Emoto StreetCity: 60 V x 35 Ah = 2100 Wh

V    = Voltage (Density)
Ah  = Ampère-hour
Wh = Wattuur (Energylevel) 

What is the range of my electric bicycle / scooter?
The range is unfortunately not immediately told by the amount of energy the battery delivers. This depends on the amount of energy you are using while driving your bike.  

The next items will influence the range and distance you can ride on your electric bicycle or scooter:

  • The total weight of you and your electric bicycle or scooter; 
  • The way you manage the speed, accelarating and braking of your bicycle or scooter
  • The resistance due to the weather conditions and geographical resistance (flat surface, heavy storm, rain etc.)
  • Temperature: the batteries deliver the best performance by a temperature of 20*C. Guideline: "1 degree less = 1% less range. 
  • Level of support: A bicycle with a higher level of support uses more energy than riding the e-bike with a lower level of support.
  • Age of the battery (as well in years as in recharging cycli).