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Maximizing Your Ride: Calculating the Range of a 48V 10Ah Electric Bike

Embarking on adventures with an electric bike (e-bike) brings a unique blend of excitement and practicality. As e-bikes have surged in popularity, one of the most common inquiries from enthusiasts and potential buyers alike is the range they can expect from their battery. Specifically, many want to know: How far can a 48-volt, 10 ampere-hour electric bike go?

Understanding the dynamics of e-bike battery range is crucial for planning your trips, whether they're for leisure, exercise, or daily commutes. The distance an e-bike can travel on a single charge is determined by several factors, including battery capacity, motor efficiency, the weight of the rider, terrain, and riding habits.

A 48V 10Ah battery essentially holds 480 watt-hours (Wh) of energy [(48V x 10Ah = 480Wh)]. To estimate the range, you can apply a simple calculation. If your e-bike's motor operates at an average efficiency of 20 Wh per mile, a 480Wh battery could theoretically carry you 24 miles (480Wh / 20Wh per mile = 24 miles).

However, this calculation relies on ideal conditions. Many variables can influence the actual distance traveled:

  1. Rider Weight and Cargo: Heavier loads require more energy to move, which can reduce total range.

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