You will undoubtedly have realized over multiple adventures on your ebike that the range will fluctuate. You and your partner or a friend may have the same ebike and ride together at the same pace...
Both excessive cold and excessive heat are not good for e-Bike batteries. Living in areas where the temperature drops to a minus extreme, you are concerned ‘How to properly take care of your e-Bike battery throughout the long winter?’
Well, the e-Bike batteries need some special care in the winter season. This can be supported by the statement that the gel used in electric batteries tends to stiffen in cold temperatures. Thus, affecting the health and performance of your e-Bike battery.
Winter riding is great fun so we recommend e-Bike riding at least once in two weeks. Keeping your e-Bike in a running position will alternatively benefit you in maintaining your health. However, some people plan to store their e-Bikes for longer. Here are some tips for e-Bike battery winter care to get the most out of your battery.
1.REMOVE THE BATTERY IF UNUSED
Don’t ride your e-Bike if the temperature goes below -4℉ or -20°C. Simply power off your battery, unlock it from the frame and remove the battery for storage.
2.BRING THE BATTERY INSIDE
You may need to go on a ride the next morning. If you keep the battery outside, the gel will become stiff causing it to delay your ride. You should never leave your battery powered on in the cold garage. Take your battery inside the house where you can keep it at around 50-77℉ (10 -25°C). This temperature range is best suited to keep your batteries in a healthy and ready-to-use state.
3. CHARGE THE BATTERY INSIDE
Never charge your battery at or below 32℉ (0°C). Charging your batteries below zero may seem fine outside but deep inside the Lithium plates you are causing irreversible damage to the Lithium-ion batteries.
4.CLEAN YOUR BIKE BEFORE PUTTING IT AWAY
Wipe your e-Bike properly and lubricate the chain before storing it. That way your e-Bike will be clean and ready to ride for next season. Don’t use a pressure washer on your e-Bikes.