Electric bikes, or e-bikes, are a popular and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. They offer all the benefits of traditional bikes, but with the added assistance of a motor and battery. While electric bikes are convenient and fun to ride, it's important to understand how the battery works and how to properly care for it in order to get the most out of your e-bike.
First, let's start with the basics. Most electric bike batteries are made of lithium-ion cells, which are known for their high energy density and long lifespan. These batteries are rechargeable and can be plugged into a standard outlet using a charger. The capacity of an e-bike battery is measured in watt-hours (Wh), and it's important to consider this when choosing an e-bike. A higher capacity battery will generally offer a longer range, but it may also be heavier and more expensive.
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One of the key factors in determining the lifespan of an electric bike battery is how it is used and maintained. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your e-bike battery:
- Avoid overcharging the battery. It's generally safe to leave your e-bike battery plugged in overnight, but it's a good idea to unplug it once it reaches a full charge. Overcharging can reduce the overall lifespan of the battery.
- Avoid deep discharging the battery. While it's important to fully charge the battery after each use, it's also important to avoid discharging it too much. This can be especially important for lithium-ion batteries; as deep discharging can permanently damage the cells.
- Store the battery properly. If you won't be using your e-bike for an extended period of time, it's a good idea to store the battery in a cool, dry place. Avoid storing it in extreme temperatures, as this can shorten the lifespan of the battery.
- Keep the battery clean. Dirt and debris can build up on the battery contacts, which can cause problems with charging and discharging. To keep your battery in good condition, it's a good idea to clean the contacts regularly with a dry cloth.
- Use the battery regularly. Like any battery, an electric bike battery will last longer if it's used regularly. If you won't be using your e-bike for an extended period of time, it's a good idea to charge the battery every few months to prevent it from losing capacity.
Overall, electric bike batteries are a key component of your e-bike and proper care is essential for getting the most out of your investment. By following these tips, you can help extend the lifespan of your battery and ensure that you get the most out of your electric bike.
Greenlance is an E-BIKE battery supplier in the UK and recently started converting bicycles into Electric Bikes. We want to provide every individual the opportunity to have an E-Bike by converting an ordinary bicycle into an E-BIKE, there are a lot of already-built bikes sold by companies but those can be really expensive, our conversion prices start from as low as £699.99.
The E-bike battery and the controller are also important in converting a bicycle into an e-bike, the controller takes care of how much power goes to the motor.
Here are some of the components which we use for our conversion service:
Greenlance E-BIKE Battery is a high-quality battery that is made with leading technologies. Our batteries come with 48 Voltage and with different AMPs, starting from 10AH, 13AH, 17AH, and 20AH, which will significantly improve your electric bike's performance. We will use the battery that meets the consumer’s request the most, depending on the way that the bike will be used.
The Bafang E-bike motor is a popular choice among cyclists due to its efficiency, power, and ease of use. We use Bafang mid-driver motors and rear hub motors for our conversion kits. A 250W motor is our on-the-go choice for most bicycle conversions as anything beyond that would need to be registered.
An electric bike controller is a crucial component that connects all the electrical parts on the bike in one place. We usually use 48V controllers, depending on the type of battery that the customer chooses.
If you would like to have your bicycle converted using a different type of battery, motor or controller, then Greenlance can meet your needs and find suitable components within our network of professional partners.
The conversation can take up to two weeks, depending on many different factors!
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The Complete Guide to Building the Perfect EBIKE for your Job as a Food Delivery Driver
What is an E-BIKE?
An e-bike is a bicycle with an attached electric motor. The motor is powered by a battery that is charged using a power outlet. An e-bike typically has a range of 30 to 50 kilometres on one charge, and can reach speeds of up to 25 km/h. An Electric bicycle is different from electric mopeds or motorbikes which are mainly powered by electricity, In the other hand E-Bikes supplement pedal assistance which makes Electric Bicycles much easier to reach high speeds and tackle steep roads and terrains. Why should you use Electric Bike for food deliveries? Electric bikes are becoming more and more popular in the UK. They are seen as a convenient and environmentally friendly way to get around. For example, they can be used for deliveries in London where there is a congestion charge for cars. The increase of fuels mean that E-BIKE drivers are able to continue doing their jobs in a much cheaper way, and it is much easier to avoid traffic during the busy times.
Building the perfect bicycle for your job as Food Delivery Driver
Bikes with 27.5-inch wheels are usually best for riders who want a bike that can handle any terrain. They are also best for people who want to ride fast. Which makes it perfect for a Food Delivery Driver.
Choosing a good E-Bike Battery with enough voltage and capacity and be a difficult choice, Greenlance offers different variations of E-Bike batteries suitable for different individuals. The best choice for food delivery driver is 48V 17AH and 20AH battery, with enough capacity to ride a solid50-60 miles with a 250W motor. It is always good to get yourself 2 E-Bike batteries so that you can be our delivering food for longer. Motor: We recommend a 250W rear hub motor for you bicycle as a start-up, however a Bafang Mid-Drive motor is always the best option. Motor up to 250W can be freely ridden in the UK, anything beyond that needs to be registered and you also need a license if you plan to ride it on the road.
To see options that will help with with your choice, take a look at Greenlance Catalogue of E-Bike Batteries and Accessories. (Browse Here)
We know how important it is for a Food Delivery Driver to be on the road as long as possible, this is why we have 5A Fast E-Bike Charger, which charger a 48V 13AH E-Bike battery in around 2.5hours.Summary:Electric bikes are a fantastic option for those looking to increase the money they make from delivery work. This is because they are cheaper to buy/build, easier to ride, and less likely to break down. They also have the added benefit of being environmentally friendly. Greenlance offers free support and E-Bike conversion option, if you need your Bicycle converted into an E-Bike, then please come forward and we will do our very best to satisfy your needs.
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What is electric bike conversion
Types of electric bike conversion:
The conversion electric bike is a great way to get a bike that you can use without the need for gas or any other fuel.
There are many different types of electric bikes; some are built for speed while others are built for comfort.
The conversion electric bike is perfect for those who want to be able to ride their bicycle but don't want the hassle of having it rely on fuel.
It can be done in two ways:
E-Bike – Hub Motor
Hub-driven ebikes are some of the most popular types of ebikes. They have a motor that is mounted in the wheel hub, which is a very convenient place to put it. The motor can be positioned on either the front or rear wheel, and it can be mounted in any number of ways. The motor is mounted on the frame and provides propulsion by spinning the tire on which it is mounted.
Hub motors are an efficient way of powering bicycles. It has a number of advantages over the traditional bicycle hub.
The hub motor is a more efficient way to power bicycles over the traditional bicycle hub. It has several advantages such as:
- Lower weight than the standard hub
- Higher efficiency than the standard hub
- More torque than the standard hub
- Quieter than the standard hub
E-Bike – Rear-Hub Motor
The rear-hub motor is one of the most common types of electric bike motors. It sits on the back wheel and creates forces that act on it. This type of electric bike motor is often used for commuter bikes and cargo bikes because it is lightweight, compact and generates less noise than other types of motors.
Advantages of Rear-Hub Motor
- The rear-hub motor is a great alternative to the Hub-motor. It takes stress off the chain, thus causing less wear and tear
- Rear-hub motors are usually very quiet, which is great for those who value peace and quiet in their commutes.
Rear-hub drives are mainly used on flat to undulating and slightly hilly terrain. That’s where the rear-hub motor unleashes its full potential and where it provides strong propulsion.
Electric bike conversion UK:
Greenlance is a company that converts bikes to electric bikes. They are based in the UK and they offer custom electric bike conversion services to people who want to convert their bike into an electric bike.
Greenlance converts your existing bicycle into a powerful, high-performance, and low-maintenance electric bicycle. They apply their expertise in engineering, design, and manufacturing to produce a product that is durable, reliable, and efficient.
Electric bicycles can be costly when wanting to purchase a brand new from the store. The best electric bikes 2022 in the UK are sold from famous brands such as:
- Rock rider
- Pure Electric
The biggest disadvantage of these bicycles comes with the range, speed and price that they come with.
Typical bicycle from these electric bicycle brands come with 7 to 10AH battery. The stock variant of the bicycle comes limited, due to the high price of the electric bike battery. An upgrade for 16+ AH battery (AH is the indicator of the Battery Capacity), Would cost at least £150 on top of the electric bike price.
Best budget electric bike UK:
A budget electric bike is currently offered in the UK by the Outdoor specialist brand Decathlon.
27.5 Inch Electric Mountain Bike E-ST 100 – Blue is the best electric bike under 1000 UK. There are cheaper electric bike but this bicycle comes straight from the store, providing warranty and free service until the warranty is active. but this bicycle comes straight from the store, providing warranty and free service until the warranty is active. They allow install payments in the course of 3 months for £333.33 per month ending at £1000 for the whole bicycle.
Cheapter Alternatives could be found on e-commerce platforms like Amazon, where their bicycles have similar motors and batteries, ensuring 20 miles at a speed of 25km/H.
E – Bike Conversion Kit as an Alternative:
To begin with we are going to explain what is electric bike conversion kit:
The conversion kit includes electric bike motor with different Watt power (the higher the watts the faster the speed) that is installed onto the rear or front wheel. Its power is controlled by a throttle or thumb throttle installed on the bar which send signals to a controller that controls the electric motor. Please refer to our previous blog (click here) for further info about best e-bike conversion kits.
The current electric bike conversion kits are priced between £150-200 for rear hub motors (cheaper option) and £300+ for a mid-drive motor.
Another essential part when converting the bicycle is the electric bike battery. They come with different voltage such as 48v ebike battery. The electric bike battery price depends on the voltage, amperage and cells type.
Greenlance specialises in 48V 10/13/17/20 AH batteries and they can be found HERE. They are one of the best e-bike battery suppliers based on customer service, products and ranges. Currently planning to expand on building custom packs, this will provide you with many more options to convert your bicycle into an electric one.
The electric bike battery price of Greenlance Batteries is:
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Greenlance planted 120+ trees
With the help of our customers and Ecologi, Greenlance managed to plant over 120 trees in Madagascar, Tanzania, Kenya, and Mozambique. By planting trees Greenlance is giving back to the environment by reducing Greenhouse gases, reducing Soil Erosion, and preventing water pollution. We will continue to work with Ecologi and the Eden Reforestation Project to create a sustainable environment for our children.
Greenlance has expanded the range of batteries from 48V (10AH to 17AH), keep an eye out for our limited edition 48V 20AH coming out soon. We introduced the 5A charger so that our customers can charge their batteries at a much higher pace. Greenlance will keep expanding its products so that we can meet every individual needs.
Free Bicycle Check
We have partnered with bicycle shops around London to offer our customers free bicycle checks, this has allowed us to expand our services, Bicycle shops in and around London, do not hesitate to contact us to join our Free Bicycle Check program.
Greenlance partnered with Cawley’s back in June of 2022, we became the first electric bicycle battery company in the UK to complete its supply chain by taking care of the afterlife of an E-Bike battery, you can now recycle your old battery with us and receive 20% off for your new one.
We introduced our 24/7 customer service, allowing our customers to get their questions answered and provide them solutions to their issues. We believe that we offer 5-star customer service, however, we are always looking for new ways to upgrade our customer service.
Electric bike conversion kits
What is electric bike conversion kit:
An ebike conversion kit is great way to electrify your journeys by simply converting your normal bicycle into an electric one. This is done by installing electric motor and lithium-ion battery onto a conventional bicycle frame which allows the electric motor to power and support people while peddling.
Ebike conversion kit components:
The conversion kit includes electric bike motor with different Watt power (the higher the watts the faster the speed) that is installed onto the rear or front wheel. Its power is controlled by a throttle or thumb throttle installed on the bar which send signals to a controller that controls the electric motor.
It can also include a display that attaches to the bar to show how much energy is left in the battery and what distance you can travel before recharging. Peddling assist is included in the kit to support your
The conversion kits exist in the following designs:
- rear or front hub motor
- Mid-Drive motor
How to convert your bicycle into an electric one?
Knowing the components of electric bike conversion kit, we can start designing your Electric conversion
To convert your normal bicycle into an electric you would need a normal bicycle with suitable frame yo be able to fit the battery. Otherwise you can use external rack above the back wheel and install the battery there.
Using rear hub motor is the best probable decision, despite it being more expensive by a bit. This will provide best results in terms of power and stability of the bicycle.
Now the rear hub motor would replace the back wheel and the battery would be installed on the frame or the additional rack, leaving the last part of controller connection and fitting somewhere on the frame. Connecting the wires on your controller is fairly easy as the manufacturer must include a written guidance and the wires are wrapped on different connectors to differentiate from others.
Finally your Electric bicycle should like like this: