What’s the difference between Bosch & Yamaha systems?adminBoth systems work in similar ways, they both are 250w crank drive's and both use Lithium-Ion battery packs.
Should I completely drain the battery before charging?adminOn some cheaper bikes with different style cells, this is necessary. However all of our electric bikes feature high tech batteries, so this is not required. It is in fact, best to always top up our batteries, even if you have only travelled 10 miles, just top it up.
How long does it take to recharge the battery?adminAll our electric bikes use lithium ion battery packs. These packs recharge very quickly compared to others on the market. In general a 400Wh pack will take about 3.5 hours to recharge 100% from flat. Interestingly the battery will actually charge approx 80% in about 1.5 hours, but the last 20% is set on a slower charge rate.
Does the electric bike recharge whilst I am pedaling?adminNo it does not. Some manufacturers do advertise that the bikes regenerate whilst braking or going down hill. To be honest this is mainly marketing talk, we looked into this a while back, you generally have to add resistance to generate extra energy, you also have to add weight to the bike for the regenerative components. The gains are minimal and not worth the extra cost / weight / resistance.
Do I need a license to ride an electric bike on the road?adminNo not at all, again treat it the same as a regular bike. You will only ever need a license if you exceed the specified specification of EU law. All of e-bikeshop's electric bikes can be used anywhere without the need for a license.
Where can I ride an electric bike?adminTreat an electric bike just the same as a normal bike. You can ride an electric assisted bike anywhere you can ride your regular bike. Be it on the road commuting to work or at your local trail center, electric bikes & regular bikes are governed the same.