How to make an electric bike run faster
In recent years, the world has witnessed a strong demand for electric bicycles. People are turning to electric vehicles because they are more convenient, emission-free, economical and quiet. The coronavirus pandemic has also reinforced this trend, as people began to find new ways to move through the city and stay healthy during the lockdown.
Modern electric bicycles offer a variety of models with different speeds, powers, ranges and prices for riders to choose from.
Are there any legal restrictions?
Before you start riding an electric bike, it’s important to understand the corresponding laws and regulations in your country. For example, in the United States, the rules for electric bicycles on public roads vary from state to state, allowing electric bicycles to travel at a speed of 20 to 30 miles per hour, so riders need to abide by local traffic rules in their area.
In most states, U.S. regulations list three types of electric bicycles:
Category 1 electric bicycles with pedal assist can reach up to 20 mph (32 km/h).
Category 2 electric bicycles with throttle control can reach up to 20 mph (32 km/h).
Level 3 electric bicycle with pedal assist, up to 28 mph (45 km/h).
All three categories may include motors with power up to 750W.
Electric bicycles that meet these requirements are not considered motor vehicles, although they do have motors.
Nevertheless, more than half of the US states do not define what electric bicycles are allowed and not allowed, or what they can and cannot contain.
For safety reasons, most electric bicycle manufacturers tend to produce electric bicycles with a maximum speed of 20 mph. motorcycle.
Do I need a license?
If you only use a motor that exceeds the permitted speed of 20 mph, you must apply for a moped license. This includes possession of a license, a vehicle registration certificate, and the state sticker most likely to be affixed to the back of an electric bicycle. For the latter, the police will ensure that your vehicle is legal on the street. If you have an electric bike with a speed exceeding 20 mph and do not intend to use it on the road, it will be classified as an off-road-only vehicle, which means it is not legal to use public property on the road. You can still ride on your property without any sanctions from the state.
If you are over 12 years old, you can ride an electric bike as long as it meets certain requirements. This means an electric bicycle with a top speed of 20 mph and an electric motor with a power of up to 500 watts. If an electric bicycle is considered as good as a motorcycle, it will be subject to the corresponding regulations.
Different electric bicycle manufacturers can provide you with a variety of speed ranges, battery capacity and motor power. Hotebike produces perfect electric bicycles that can meet the various needs of customers. For example, a top speed of 50 miles per hour is the perfect choice for traveling out of town. Hotebike electric bikes can easily cope with hilly or mountainous terrain and can withstand any weather conditions. Some manufacturers can place inhibitors on the motors to limit their maximum speed to comply with the law. However, there are some tricks to remove them and lift the restrictions on electric bicycles.
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Several ways to speed up electric bicycles
1. Do not carry heavy luggage during the journey. Travel as light as possible. A small first aid kit and repair kit are essential items on board, but don’t overload your vehicle with additional items.
2. Avoid standing. You may experience pure fun and pleasure on a regular bicycle, but standing will slow down your speed on an electric bicycle. Therefore, please stay seated when using full throttle on an electric bicycle.
3. Regularly check the tire pressure. Electric bicycles are heavy enough, which puts more pressure on the tires. This is why it is important to check the air in the tires at least once a week.
4. Do not throttle when the battery is half way. This will not damage your bike, but it will slow down your speed.
5. Replace tires regularly. Generally, smoother electric bicycle tires used for higher speeds tend to wear twice as fast as standard tires.
However, there is another way to remove all restrictions on electric bicycles.
Remove restrictions on electric bicycles
Please note that this measure is also called electronic adjustment and may invalidate the warranty, as the manufacturer may treat it as tampering.
By removing the restriction on the electric bike, you can make it reach the maximum speed without increasing the power.
How to prevent the electric bicycle from overheating during riding:
How to avoid the controller from overheating
The Ebike controller may overheat and will not be dangerous in the short term. Depending on where it is located, overheating may become a problem. First, check the position of the controller if it gets hot too fast. Are there enough air passages? Is the controller hidden or located in an open place?
There are several solutions to this problem:
Replace the controller with a more powerful controller,
Disassemble the controller and check how the transistors are tightened, you can replace them if necessary,
Install or replace the cooling system.
Avoid overheating of electric bicycle motors
The motor temperature should be monitored while driving, because overheating of the electric bicycle motor will cause the motor to malfunction.
Keep in mind that when driving on or uphill on rough terrain such as sand or gravel, the engine will be subjected to greater pressure. However, if these high loads are short and unsystematic, they will not cause any damage to the motor components.
It usually takes up to 20 minutes of constant load to reach the critical engine temperature (over 200 °F). Therefore, extreme cycling enthusiasts should remember these simple but important rules to avoid engine failure in the future. After the system has been loaded for a long time, rest for 10 to 15 minutes to allow the motor temperature to return to normal.
Remember, riding with a flat tire will put extra stress on the motor. If you plan to ride on rough terrain, do not flatten your tires.
Please follow the rules below to prevent your electric bike from overheating and prolong the life of your electric bike:
Install or replace the cooling system for your electric bike controller
If necessary, check and replace the transistor of the controller
Treat your electric bike carefully and control the load on the controller and motor
Monitor the temperature of the motor
Do not ride at the highest temperature of the motor for 20 minutes or more
Rest for up to 15 minutes to get your motor temperature back to normal
Do not flatten your e-bike tires when riding on rough terrain.
Since our customer support has received many battery-related questions from customers, we decided to tell you more about how to take care of your electric bicycle battery.
How to charge an electric bike battery
When buying a new electric bicycle, people should want to know how to charge the electric bicycle battery. Therefore, first, remove the battery pack from the electric bicycle. After that, make sure that the battery pack switch is turned off. The next step is to plug the charger into the battery pack and then plug it in.
According to best charging practices, lithium-ion batteries are the most widely used battery type in the fast-growing electric bicycle industry, and unplugging early is not expected to cause any harm. When the battery is charged, it will happen in two cycles. The first is to replenish 80-90% of the power, which means that the battery is being charged in the fastest way. This also means that if you stop charging half an hour before the battery is fully charged, you can still charge the battery most of the time.
Customers sometimes want to know if the battery can be replaced. The answer is yes. The battery can be replaced at any time, and generally does not affect the power loss of the bicycle.
How long does it take to charge an electric bicycle?
Usually electric bicycle chargers have a red LED indicator, indicating that the battery is still charging. Once the bicycle is fully charged, the red signal will change to green.
The time to fully charge the bicycle depends on the size of the battery, but it usually takes 2 to 6 hours to fully charge the bicycle to 100%. Here is what you should keep in mind: If your electric bike takes about two hours to charge within a 40-mile range, then the charging rate is estimated to be about 20 miles per hour.
Do they charge when they step on the pedal?
Some electric bicycles allow you to charge the electric bicycle battery while riding the bicycle. Usually it can increase up to 5-10% of the battery range. However, this option will increase the cost of the bicycle. In addition, it will make it more difficult to step on an electric bicycle. If you have any questions about how far an electric bike can be ridden, you can avoid any concerns about running out of batteries while riding the bike.
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Charging an electric bike battery at home: main tips
Therefore, here are the main tips on how to maintain an electric bike.
Recharge your electric bike battery regularly. Even if you do not intend to use the electric bicycle for a long time, it is more important to take care of your electric bicycle and its battery before and during the entire storage period. Although you can leave traditional bicycles in the garage for a few months, electric bicycles require more frequent maintenance. In addition, electric bicycles work best when used frequently, so try not to store them for a long time. But don’t be afraid: if you follow the proper steps, you will soon realize that storing and maintaining your electric bike is not difficult. In addition, there are three main factors to consider before preparing your e-bike for storage: properly cleaning the e-bike, charging and maintaining the battery, and avoiding extreme temperatures.
When you buy a new electric bike for the first time, please take the time to fully charge the battery within 12 hours. This long initial charge ensures that current flows through all batteries and helps prepare batteries for use out of the box. Electric bicycle batteries treat the weather like most electric bicycle riders. Moderate temperature is better. To extend the battery life of the electric bicycle, please avoid extreme temperatures during use and when charging the battery. Do not charge the battery when it is very cold, such as in the cold winter. It is best to take it home and wait until the temperature is right before charging. In cold weather, there is a risk of decomposition of electrolyte components. High temperature can also cause damage to the electric bicycle battery.
Do not overcharge the electric bicycle battery. Do not leave the e-bike battery in the charger for a long time-consider a few days or more. When you do this, you may cause the battery to run out and its capacity may be 95%. Then the charger enters the working mode to charge the battery. This slight charging and recharging cycle will continue to produce a series of bad charging cycles. Instead, use the timer on your mobile device to remind you to remove the battery from the charger.
Charge the new battery pack for 12 hours. When you buy a new electric bike for the first time, please take the time to fully charge the battery within 12 hours. This long initial charge ensures that current flows through all batteries and helps prepare batteries for use out of the box.
Do not store empty electric bicycle batteries. Sometimes you may need to leave the battery for the electric bicycle. Maybe you are going to travel. Maybe it’s too cold outside to drive. Under no circumstances should you store a discharged battery; instead, look for a 40% to 70% full capacity.
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