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The E-bike Battery Checklist

What to look for when comparing batteries and range of e-bikes?

Batteries and range are a big topic when it comes to finding the perfect e-bike. Here are the things you should consider when choosing your perfect ride!


 According to the technology

There are two most common types of batteries- Sealed Lead Acid and Lithium. The Lithium battery uses newer technology and is considered better for e-bikes. It is lighter, more durable and more efficient which means that you are going to save money in the long run.

According to the mounting

There are external and internal batteries. Modern e-bikes have internal batteries that can be fully integrated into the frame or removable. The latter gives you the opportunity to charge the battery wherever you like regardless of the bike and get a spare battery to double your range.

And after you consider the type of battery, the best way to make your final choice is to go for a test ride.



The range indicates the distance you can travel on a single charge. The range of low budget models start from 20-30 km while the upper limit is 150-200 km. So, you might be able to commute a whole week on a single charge!

The range depends on factors such as the level of assistance, the terrain - flat, hilly or uphill, surface - asphalt or gravel, the weight of the rider, etc. Check the conditions under which the range was estimated.



Battery life is measured in cycles. It varies according to the battery type and Lithium batteries have the longest lifespan.

The best ways to prolong the life of the battery are to charge it more often, not to let it drop to critical levels, and not to leave it unused for long periods of time.

At Econic One we offer the world standard Lithium-ion battery with Samsung cells. It is internal but removable for your easy charging wherever you are.

Charging time from 0 to 100%: Up to 5 hours
Battery life: 800 cycles
Range: Up to 142 km


You can check the full specs of our Econic bike and see them in acton HERE

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