Cold weather tips for e-bike batteries
Keeping your e-bike battery healthy is one of the easiest ways to ensure you enjoy your daily ride for years to come.
We've shared many everyday tips to extend the life of your battery, but when the seasons change and temperatures drop, it's important to make sure you show it the right amount of TLC.
If you are one of the many riders planning to take advantage of the year-round features of our e-bikes, here are a few things you should keep in mind as we head into the colder months.
Don't get too cold!
There's nothing more exhilarating than a brisk morning ride, especially if you have an electric fat-tire bike that can help you conquer snow and ice. That said, it's best to stay out of the saddle when the temperature drops below zero. For your battery to work properly, avoid riding at temperatures below -4 °F / -20 °C.
Take your battery inside
We always recommend storing your bike in a dry location at a temperature above freezing, but if this is not possible, please keep the battery indoors. Charge and store your battery indoors at 50 °F - 77 °F /10 °C - 25 °C. Failure to do so may invalidate your warranty, render your battery inoperative or lead to dangerous conditions.
Prepare the battery for long-term storage.
If you leave the battery for more than two weeks, keep it at around 75% and check it once a month to ensure it remains at that level. Keeping it fully charged while in storage may result in a loss of range. Don't worry about it for a day or two, but after a while it will start to add up.
Don't get your battery wet!
This should go without saying, but you should not immerse or submerge your battery or bike in water or other liquids. This could damage your electrical system or lead to a dangerous situation. The components of your bike are waterproof, but you should still avoid large puddles of water, streams or heavy rain. After riding your e-bike in wet conditions, check your bike to ensure that all parts are free from dirt, debris and moisture.