What is the best wattage for an e-bike?
The purchase of an electric bicycle not only requires choosing the right type for the use that is going to be given to it, but also the power that we are going to require from its motor due to the type of route or the physical condition and weight of the cyclist.
The electric bike market offers a wide variety of models and types designed for different uses and different users. Once we are clear about the type of bicycle we want, it is time to choose its components.
Among them it is possible to choose the power of the motor , which can be configured in a wide range of levels. From the lowest, which usually reach 250 W (0.3 hp) to electric bicycles of 1.5 kW (2 hp), which even exceed some electric motorcycles.
The different standards that exist to measure the power of electric motors mean that those that theoretically offer the same power can actually have quite different levels.
In addition, the laws that limit the power of the motor of the electric bicycle to qualify it as such, as is the case of pedelecs in Europe, also known as EPAC (Electronically Power Assisted Cycles), force many manufacturers to electronically limit the power of the engines.
So, for example, Bosch mid-drive motors , which sit on the bottom bracket, are rated at 250W when in reality they can reach 500W.
The standard power for an Electric Bike: 250W
The 250 Watt is the standard power of electric bicycles , since it is the limitation imposed by the European Union to not require homologation, registration, or insurance for its circulation. There are more than 200 models with this power on the market, which are suitable for flat routes, without excessive slopes. In this case, the motors located on the bottom bracket are more appropriate than those located on the rear wheel hub since they allow the classic chain and pinion transmission to be implemented, which facilitates assisted pedaling.
In any case, this power is enough to move through more or less flat areas . Great accelerations are not achieved but it must be taken into account that the natural pedaling of a person generates less than 250W.
The speed that these bikes can reach is usually limited to 25 km/h, once again, to comply with pedelec regulations. From that speed, the motor will no longer assist pedalling.
350W to 500W
Despite exceeding the limits established by legislation, the market offers much more powerful electric bicycles, which can be used in private facilities or in off-road mountain areas.
In this power range, the fundamental difference compared to 250W bikes is acceleration , much more noticeable if the cyclist is also light. In addition, the climbs will be somewhat easier to negotiate, although the ease of reaching the top will depend on the slope and the weight of the cyclist, so in some cases there will be no difference with 250 W bikes. Keep in mind that 500W may be the minimum power to exceed 20 MPH speed.
750W to 1,000W
From this level of power, the performance of electric bicycles soars in terms of acceleration and speed , in addition to beginning to offer acceptable performance on climbs, regardless of the weight of the cyclist, especially if the power is close to 1 kW.
The speed that can be achieved with them exceeds 45 km/h , even at the lowest levels of this range, with 750 W of power.
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With this power, electric bicycles begin to be confused with light electric motorcycles . Its acceleration, speed and climb capabilities are independent of the rider’s weight. In any case, they are capable of overcoming the difficulties that the terrain imposes on them. The only limitation they may have is that the slope is so high that they are unable to achieve traction and skid on the ground.
Is a 500W ebike enough?
If what you want is a bicycle to circulate around the city, commute to work or university and do simple routes without steep inclines, the best thing is to get a legal 250W electric bike , which will practically cover all your needs.
The big difference between 250w and 500w is the ability to go uphill. In short, if you have a 500 watt motor, climbing hills will be a little easier than on a 250W because it will have more power.
From this power, the choice of power is a personal decision , in which the use that is going to be given comes into play, the type of terrain that you want to overcome and the economic outlay that can be achieved.
How fast does a 500W electric bike go?
Pedal-assist bicycles have a maximum power 250W motor, as restricted by European regulations, and only have higher power motors, generally 350 or 500W, those models that allow reaching up to 45 km/h, which must be registered as mopeds.
Generally, the power of the motor gives us an idea of the speed that the bicycle can give us, and logically of its consumption. Thus, normally a bicycle with a 500W motor will have the advantage of being able to assist the cyclist up to higher speeds (45km/h).
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Motor power: 500W
Rated voltage: 48V
Maximum speed: 20MPH
Battery Life: 30 Miles (1 hour ride time)
Vehicle weight: 55lbs(with battery)
Front brake type: Disc
Rear brake type: Disc
Rear rack: Available
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Motor: 2 years
Battery: 18 months
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1. The accidents caused for the user did not use, maintain and adjust scooter in accordance with the manual.
2. The user makes alteration. Damage caused by overhaul, and non-compliance use with regulations, resulting in an accident.
3. User’s improper storage or failure caused by accidents.
4.No warranty card or the card can not match the purchase receipt.
5. The appearance damage after use is not covered within the warranty.
6. Self demolition of damaged parts inaddition to the manual.
7. A long time ride in the rain ordamage caused by immersion in water.
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