How to get the most out of your Ride1UP electric bike battery


Battery Longevity

Our batteries are rated for 800-1000 charge cycles. One cycle is counted as charging the battery from 0 percent to 100 percent. Take good care of your battery and this means if you charge your bike twice a week on average, your battery should last you 4-5 years! We all ride differently and may charge more or less than 2x a week - you do the math :)

To maximize battery life, there are some things you want to do, and there are some things you definitely don't want to do!

Battery Care - What to do

  • Try to keep the battery above 20% in general, your battery will be much happier. Charge the battery just to 80% when you can help it. Think of it like being hungry: Don’t wait until you are starving to eat; and when you do eat, don’t fill up to the point of not being able to eat anymore.
  • As much as possible keep your battery between the 20-80% charge level. This simple rule can increase the effective lifetime of your battery. You can set a timer on your phone for 1-2 hours in to the charge, as the battery will likely get to the suggested amount in the first few hours of charging.
  • If storing for longer periods, it is a good idea to store your battery with a 40-80% charge.  Check the battery once a month. If the battery drops to 20% or below, charge it up to the 40-80%. Recommended storage temperatures are 32F – 77F. Storage should be done in a dry area.

Battery Care - What not to do 

  • You actually want to avoid charging to 100 percent and as this can stress the battery. It is better to charge to 80 percent if you know a full charge is not needed. If you plan on doing a longer ride, charge the battery fully with the knowledge you will drain the battery from max capacity soon. 
  • The same rule is true for discharging. Avoid draining your battery completely, your battery will be much happier. Think of it like being hungry: Don’t wait until you are starving to eat; and when you do eat, don’t fill up to the point of not being able to eat anymore.
  • Pro Battery Tip - If your battery is nearly dead and your bike powers off, do not power the bike up or drain the battery any further. This can harm your battery and reduce its longevity over time. In this case, use leg power or wait until you get home to charge up the bike. 
  • Avoid temperature extremes! Very hot or cold temperatures can negatively affect the performance of the battery and shorten its expected life. Avoid exposing the battery to extreme cold or heat for long periods of time. 68F- 104F are ideal operating temperatures.

If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to our friendly support staff at support@ride1up.com, we are happy to help!