Nowadays Electric Bicycle has reached the heart of people specifically
Indians as we already know its advantages compare to non-electric ones, but do
we all know what it is exactly? How does it run on electrical driven?
Electric Bicycle (e-bikes) is bicycle with an integrated electric motor
to reduce human power while riding the cycle . It will help reducing 30% human
effort up to 100% (effortless) depends on choice. There few types of Electric
Bicycle in the market. Most of them are ready-to-use or installed cycle, which we can directly ride on it as we purchased
and non-electric cycle, which we can convert with electric conversion kit. E
bike has 3 main parts that attached on it in order to give electric-driven
In an e bikes, the motor plays an important roles to give a different
result. However this can be customized with the specification of each motor,
the outcome still be not the same and satisfying. The motors can be hub motor
and mid drive motor. Our bicycles use Brushless DC (BLDC) motor in rear wheels .
In other hands, mid drive motor can be BLDC or PMDC (Permanent Magnet DC).
Hub motor is often preferred as a driven in an e bike due to its
easiness to only pull throttle when we are going to ride in electric mode. This
kind of motor are widely used in the market right now. It can be installed in
the front or rear wheels, while most of e bikes put in on the latter.
The advantages of rear hub motor are users will get pushing effect
instead of pulling. It is considered safer when a rider tries to make sudden
stop. While the front hub will pull a rider out from the cycle. Besides hub motor
is affordable enough compare to mid drive. It gives a best output for an e bike
beginner out of there.
First generation of e bikes used Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery with mid to
high power on it. As technologies develop, this kind of battery is replaced by
Lithium Ion/Polymer. The Lead Acid battery had also been used in submarine,
solar energy storage, and automotive and traction industry before. It has advantages for its robust, tolerant of
overcharging, and deliver high current. It also less costly. However it only
has short life span, its slow and inefficient charging.
While The Lithium Ion battery has more advantages compare to former
It is fast charging with efficiency near 100% even when discharge
The weight is lighter, more than half lesser of Lead Acid
Long life cycle around 5000 times compared to 400-500 cycles in Lead
Despite its cost is pricey, but it gives more benefits for any
Due to the facts that Lithium Ion
Battery has taken over the place for decades and its superior specifications,
GoGoA1.com had already set the plan to provide electric conversion kit with
Lithium Battery on it. Also all electric bicycle under GoGoA1.com company are
installed with the same battery. Furthermore, we still can find the application
of Lead Acid battery on an electric bicycle in the market. The mid drive cycle can
be installed with either Lithium Ion or Lead Acid depends on customer choice.
Basically, the controller can be pedal based and throttle based. The
former means that the electric power will be activated when pedaling. Once the
button is turned on, you can feel the electric force by only pedaling just like
the way people cycling. It comes naturally. While the other hand, throttle
based controller is way different. The source is in a throttle. Once the button
is turned on, you can only pull the throttle to get the electric force. No need
pedaling. It is suitable to ride on the road as there is no particular effort to
push the pedal.