E-bikes are in trend now a days, but it always not comes with all comfort, instead bike users face a few challenges, this we are going to discuss here:
An e-bike, like a bicycle, is propelled by momentum. If you depress the accelerator, it will travel a long distance before coming to a halt, just as a bicycle will travel a long distance even if you stop pedaling (in contrast, a petrol bike will stop pretty soon if you cut the accelerator). So the key to preserving charge is to make full use of this momentum. Cut the accelerator well ahead of time so that the bike slows down automatically before you reach a speedbreaker, traffic signal, or even a more crowded stretch of road. You’re wasting charge if you have to use your brakes to slow down.
Every time you brake, you lose the distance that the bike would have traveled with the momentum that it had at the time you braked. This distance will be determined by your riding speed, the smoothness of the road, whether or not you have a pillion rider, the direction of the wind, the pressure of air in the tires, and other factors.
2. Braking and battery life:
It’s possible that your commute is short. This means you won’t run out of battery power on your daily commute. As a result, you may be tempted to accelerate and brake as you would on a gasoline bike. This is not a good idea because you will run out of charge and will have to charge the battery more frequently. The batteries have a stated life of approximately 300 cycles (that is, they can run from full charge to full discharge about 300 times). As a result, the more frequently you must charge the batteries, the sooner they will reach the end of their useful life. This is bad because batteries are extremely expensive.
3. Charge draining factors:
Remember that anything that makes pedaling a bike more difficult will also drain the charge on an e-bike. Carrying a pillion rider, carrying a heavy load, riding on rough roads with frequent potholes and speed breakers, riding uphill, and riding against the wind are all examples. The most common causes of charge drain are frequent acceleration and deceleration, carrying a pillion rider, and riding on bad roads. Long stretches of uphill also drain charge, but these are uncommon in cities and are compensated for in part by corresponding downhills.
4. Preparing for dismantlement:
Make sure you have the contact information for your dealer, his service engineer, and his breakdown engineer. It is not a good idea to purchase an e-bike if there is no breakdown engineer available to assist you in the event of a breakdown on the road & have good service of the bike replacement parts. It is not a good idea to purchase an e-bike if the nearest service station is a long distance away from your home.
5. Turning off the engine:
Another minor point: When the ignition is turned on, the bike does not consume charge. It only consumes charge when the accelerator is used. However, you should turn off the ignition when the bike is stationary or if you are pushing the bike to a parking spot. This is due to the fact that if you accidentally turn the accelerator while sitting on a stationary bike or pushing it, the bike will lurch forward if the ignition is turned on (you do not make this mistake with a petrol bike because the engine makes a sound, and so you know that the bike is running and you should not turn the accelerator).
6. Charge meter:
The charge gauge does not give you an accurate estimate of how far you can go. As the battery nears the end of its charge, it can drain disproportionately quickly, and the charge gauge does not reflect this.
Make certain that the battery never completely drains, or goes dead. If you are not going to use your bike for several days or longer, such as if you are going to be away from home for an extended period of time, make sure the battery is fully charged before you leave. A completely discharged lead-acid battery is likely to sustain damage that will shorten its life.
The Bottom Line!
“When I ask people what an e-bike is, the most common response is that it is a bike that has been retrofitted with a motor and a battery.” People don’t understand pedal assist, which is the most popular mode of transportation in the mainstream European market.”