Unfortunately, the most important component on our electric bike happens to be the most expensive, the battery. With so many options in the market we weighed the pros and cons to pick the perfect one for Motiv. Sure, there are batteries ranging cheaper and more expensive than ours, but we wanted trusted quality at a fair price. This brought us to a Lithium Ion Polymer battery. This is one of the most stable lithium systems that would allow either a 36 volt or a 48 volt battery to be used on our bicycles.
We offer 3 battery options that will cover any rider’s preference. See the chart below. It is difficult to diagnose the exact distance or speed that a battery can output because there are several variables to consider. Of these; weight, terrain, weather and to some extent even temperature. We have calculated that the range is roughly 2 miles (distance) per amp hour (ah).
We have 3 batteries that our customers can choose from depending on their preference and riding style.
|36v 10ah||*18-20miles||*17-20mph||Standard use for leisure riding|
|36v 15ah "LR"||*28-30miles||*17-20mph||“Longer Range” battery for commuting or "LR" leisure riding|
|48v 10ah||*18-20miles||**20-25mph||More power for hilly areas, or a personal preference|
*Rider Weight, Rider Input and Terrain Contingent
** May exceed the federal speed limit of 20MPH
Our bike is powered by a Lithium Ion 36 volt or a Lithium Ion 48 volt battery, depending on the option taken at time of purchase. The battery’s range depends on several factors, mainly, weight, terrain, and weather and to some extent, temperature. We calculated that the range is roughly 2 miles per amp hour (ah). We have 3 batteries that our customers can choose from depending on their preference and riding style.authorities for directions on proper disposal or recycling.
36 volt vs 24 volt
36 volt systems are faster, have quicker acceleration and greater range and better hill climbing capability than 24 volt systems. 24 volt systems are typically used on slower models that require pedal assistance to operate.
36 volt 10ah vs 36 volt 15ah
Our 36v10ah gives riders a 20 miles distance but if you are looking for that extra range our "LR" battery, the 36v15ah, battery extends the range to 30miles.
Recharging battery packs
Our batteries plug into any standard 110 volt wall outlet with a charger is provided. The batteries can be charged on and off your ebike. Charging can take about four hours to five hours to charge.
Maintaining battery packs
We tell our customers to charge the battery after every use that way the bike is always ready to be ridden. If you are planning on not using your Motiv for an extensive amount of time, fully charge your battery to its full capacity and store it in cool, dry place. Make sure you charge the battery to full capacity every 3 months to prolong its life./p>
Life of the battery pack
Lithium-ion manganese batteries typically can be fully charged and fully discharged 500 to 1000 times which translates to 10,000 to 20,000 miles with average usage.