Beixo supplies three different capacity batteries: a 9 amp (A) / 324 Watt hours (Wh), a 12A/432Wh and a 14A/504Wh. It is very difficult to give an exact range for these. This is because it depends on a lot of factors:

  • The conditions (headwind, hills, frequent acceleration, temperature and cycling with a lot of weight)
  • The speed (drive no faster than 21 to 22 km/h)
  • Driving behaviour (accelerating in a lower gear and with less assistance instead of full power)

Assuming that you usually cycle in support mode 1 or 2 and that you 100Watt extra you need to cycle around 20 km/h, then with the 9A / 324Wh you will achieve around two to three hours, or 60-70km. And with the 12A/432Wh battery about four to five hours, or 80-90km. The 14A/504Wh battery is good for about six hours of cycling, or 90-120km.
We also hear this from experiences of beixo owners.

The battery of the beixo electra electric folding bike is located on the luggage carrier. The battery is lockable and removable by sliding it backwards. The battery is not in the way and on top of the battery housing you can easily take something small with you, like your jacket. If you want to take more with you, there is the beixo bag carrier.

We supply Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) type batteries. These batteries can deliver a high current due to their low internal resistance. They also have a high power to weight ratio. A Li-Ion cell has no memory, so it does not need to be driven empty all the time.

The battery is the most expensive part of the electric bike. You can extend its normal lifespan using these tips:

  • Make sure the battery does not run down completely. Charge it before the motor assistance fails.
  • Never -but especially not in winter- put the bike away with a flat battery and use it regularly.
  • Store the battery in a cool place if you don't use the bike for a long time.
  • Charge the battery regularly, at least every other month.
  • Never charge the battery in the freezing cold. Take it indoors and charge at room temperature.
  • Store the bike preferably in a place that does not get too cold in winter and not too hot in summer.
  • Make sure the battery is fully charged before departure.
  • Pump the tyres well hard, this way you reduce resistance and your battery will last longer.
  • Choose the right gear so that you maximise your own energy.

(via Consumer Association/ANWB)

 



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