Basics

Range – Influences and tips

  • With a heavier weight (rider and luggage), the motor must perform higher when accelerating or on a climb. Minimize your luggage in order to achieve a greater range.
  • Regularly check the tire pressure. Roll resistance increases with low tire pressure, which can considerably reduce the range. 
  • You can find the recommended tire pressure on the side of the tires.
  • The riding speed and range are decreased on steep climbs as the motor has to work harder to increase the speed or the altitude.
  • Lower speeds (up to 6.2 mph), mean less efficiency. At high speeds (over of 35 km/h), drag increases considerably. Ride consistently at a medium speed to achieve the maximum range.
  • In order to extend the range using regenerative braking, where possible only electrical braking should be used (not mechanical braking). To do so, ride in regenerative braking mode or only lightly tap the brake to activate braking mode. The longer the regenerative braking is active, the more energy can be fed back into the battery.
  • Increase the pedalling frequency (low gear) while maintaining the same speed and you will ride more economically and extend the range.
  • The assistance modes 1/2/3 change the ratio between motor assistance and rider power. You save the most battery energy when you change to the smaller assistance mode 1 on a climb.
  • With the sensor sensitivity, the ratio between the motor power and rider power can be individually adapted. The following is valid here: The lower the sensor sensitivity, the greater the range.
  • The range of the battery decreases at low temperatures. Only insert a battery that has been stored at room temperature in your Stromer. This will lessen the negative effect of low temperatures.

Battery

Last update: 12.03.2014
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