How to maximize their lifespan
The battery is often the most expensive part of an electric bike. It exists simple gestures to improve and extend its life.
Like all batteries, Lithium-Ion batteries need to be charged regularly and at least once a month. Contrary to popular belief, these batteries do not have a memory effect. It is therefore no need to fully unload them : it is even not recommended… Discharging the battery to less than 5% risks damaging its cells. Likewise, it is not necessary to charge it to 100 % each time. In effect, a battery usage between 30 % is 80% of its capacity is better for its service life. Moreover, it is important to do not leave the battery connected to the charger when it is fully charged: it tires it unnecessarily. The longer your bike's battery is inactive, the greater the risk of premature wear.
Failure to use the e-bike is the main reason for battery failure. If you must not use your bike for a long time, it is advisable to store it in a dry place, cool and frost-free. If you can, separate the battery from the bike: the "brain" of the electric bike always consumes a little energy and accelerates the discharge of the battery. During this period of immobilization, it is important to ensure that the battery does not completely discharge. Once a month, charge the battery to keep it between 30 % and 60% of its capacity. The ideal storage temperature is 15 degrees Celsius. It is advisable to avoid strong heat and excessively cold temperatures.
In the end, you got it, the best way to increase the life of your battery is to use your bike as often as possible. So, on your pedals!