FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/23/2018
Owner: Steve Negen
E-Bike Director: Angela Sorensen
Storing Your Electric Bike Battery For Winter
Grand Haven, MI: As temperatures continue to drop, the need for proper storage for electric bikes is important to increase its longevity and performance. Batteries are an essential component in electric bikes. Electric bike batteries have an average charge life of 30 miles and a lifespan of up to 1,000 full charges (that is, from a dead to full battery).
Electric Bike Place (powered by MACkite) has created a list for electric bike owners to store your electric bike battery.
- Store the battery with a charge level between 40% and 80%.
- Store the battery in a location that will not experience extreme temperatures (either hot or cold), such as a garage or shed.
- Store the battery in a location that is dry.
- Store the battery in a location where a hot battery or charger (should a malfunction occur) would not cause a damaging fire.
- Don't leave the battery on the charger for prolonged periods of time. Although most chargers have an auto-off function, you'll want to be sure there aren't any issues and store the battery off the charger.
- Every three months, check the charge level of your battery. If it has changed, be sure to charge the battery back to the 40% - 80% level.
It does not take much to keep battery life safe, but these small steps will ensure a long life for years to come. As always, Electric Bike Place is available for answering questions related to bike maintenance and storage. Please call the shop at 800-622-4655 with any questions.
About Electric Bike Place: Electric Bike Place is an ebike company based in Grand Haven, Michigan, and is an authorized dealer for Pedego, Focus, Kalkhoff, Faraday, Haibike, Stromer, ProdecoTech, and iZip electric bikes. Electric Bike Place focuses on ebike education, sales, service, and rentals. Electric Bike Place is powered by MACkite, a kiteboarding, snowboard, ski, stand up paddleboard (SUP), and ebike retail store that has been in business for over 30 years. MACkite was voted as 2016’s Kiteboarding Retailer of the Year by the Association of Wind & Water Sports Industries.