In winter, the chilly weather always bothers us a lot. The extremely low temperatures whilst not safe to ride also have an influence on the battery’s range. While, if you are going to ride out, remember to wear a helmet, gloves, and knee pads to keep warm. Besides, we should maintain the battery to make the mileage the same as in the usual seasons, while ensuring the safety of outdoor riding in winter.
Well, there are some tips to protect the battery of an electric bike and prolong its span life.
Tip 1. Remove the Battery When not Use
We do not advise riding an e-bike when the temperature drops under -20°C, which may do damage to the battery. It’s best to remove the battery when not used, especially during a long time of no riding. Keep both the bike and battery in good condition. If the battery is detachable, do turn off the e-bike.
Tip 2. Store the Battery Inside
Exposing the battery outdoors and leaving it alone, the gel will become stiff causing it to delay your ride. Take your battery inside the house where you can keep it at around 50-77℉ (10 -25°C). This temperature range is best suited to keep your batteries in a healthy and ready-to-use state.
Tip 3. Charge Occasionally
Even if there is no need to ride your electric bike, you should charge the battery to prolong the longevity of your e-bike battery. When storing your e-bike for 30+ days, keep it charged at 50-70%. This means not charging your battery fully before every ride unless you need the full range.
Tip 4. Keep the Battery Clean and Dust-free
You might not think that electric bicycles need more frequent cleaning in winter. Due to the snowy and rainy weather, there is plenty salt of in the rain. In order to avoid the components from corroding, you should clean your bike, considering buying rust-proof spray but not a high-pressure spray.
The longer you own a bike, the more you will know how to maintain it and extend the battery life, so don’t worry too much about battery power loss.