The lifetime of a lithium battery is around 4 years. Also, the battery can expire in two different ways: one, it looses its capacity, meaning you will slowly get less and less mileage out of it on each charge . The other potential destruction of battery life comes by failure of one of the cells, which can be fixed . It also depends on battery maintenance. It is true that a lithium battery is almost bulletproof, but the life expectancy can still be extended by some maintenance, especially if it is not used for a long period of time.
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There is no one bike that is universally the best electric bike. However, we have tested the available models in NZ, and modified some specifications in order to best suit the NZ landscape, the needs of our population in terms of budget, and government regulations.
We mainly focus on providing a comfortable product at a competitive price, which is a real value for your money in terms of being both long lasting and low maintenance. However, we also haven't forgotten to bring some models with extra performance or components to upgrade for long distances, or even to include models for kids.
Some technical advantages or solutions are offered by other brands for a sometimes noticeably higher cost. It may be an interesting technical solution, but in practical use for most of people, it is just an extra cost and extra maintenance.
The reliability of Volto electric bikes including all its components is verified by millions of bike users around the world .
The components that we use have been carefully chosen, and are the most commonly used parts. The parts are durable and performance proven and well priced. Lastly, our competitive pricing means that we are able to sell quality products more cheaply than others.
We stock all spare parts, and we do all warranty work, as well as provide a post-warranty service and upgrade service.
The electric bike is designed for all-weather use, including in the rain. However, the electric bike is not waterproofed, meaning it should not be submerged in water. Also, it is not recommended to use pressured water when washing.
No. Although systems exist using dynamotor and regenerative braking, they are costly and will only return about a 10% charge.
36V is deemed as safe voltage and it will not injure anyone.
The only maintenance of electrical components involved is recharging the battery. The Volto uses the latest Brushless Hub Drive motor. No wear equals no tear so the service is basically the same as for ordinary bicycles.
The distance achieved depends on several factors: weight, speed, wind, the surface of the road, and elevation. Our figures are on average. It should get you 30km in most of cases on full electric power, simultaneously pedaling will achieve 50-65 km.
PAS is short for pedal assistant.