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Maximizing Your Mileage: Understanding Electric Bike Range

When it comes to electric bikes (e-bikes), one of the most common questions potential riders ask is, 'How many miles can you go on an electric bike?' The answer isn't a one-size-fits-all but rather depends on a variety of factors.


The range of an electric bike can typically be anywhere from 25 to 70 miles per charge, but this can widely vary based on the battery capacity, the efficiency of the motor, the weight of the rider, the type of terrain, and the level of pedal-assist used.


Battery capacity is measured in watt-hours (Wh), a unit of energy that equals one watt (W) of power expended for one hour (h) of time. The larger the battery capacity, the longer the range. For instance, a 500Wh battery can deliver 100 watts of power for 5 hours, or 250 watts for 2 hours. On average, most e-bike batteries range from 250Wh to 700Wh.


The efficiency of the motor also plays a significant role. Motors that optimize power usage will help stretch out the battery life, therefore expanding the potential distance you can travel on a single charge.


Moreover, the rider's weight and baggage can influence the distance your e-bike can cover. The heavier the load, the more power the motor will need to use, thus the range is lowered.


Another crucial factor is the


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