E-Bike 101: Battery Capacity & Charging Testing


When purchasing an electric bike, it is important to know what you are going to get!  In our previous article "Understanding Power" we described how electric bicycle power is calculated so you can make a fair and accurate comparison between different manufacturers.

Today we are going to present the results of our battery capacity testing. Similar to power, the number you see advertised on websites may not actually be what you are getting.  To make sure you are comparing apples to apples it is important to know what you are actually getting ahead of time.


Ride Scoozy 13Ah vs. Rad Power 14Ah

Battery Capacity

For our first comparison, we put the 14 Amp Hour battery from Rad Power Bikes against our 13 Amp Hour battery we use for our VeeGo Fat Tire & VeeGo 750.

Test Current: 3 Amps
Low Voltage Cutoff: 42V
Rad Power Capacity: 11.41 Amp Hours
Ride Scoozy Capacity: 13.09 Amp Hours

Charge Times

Rad Power 14Ah: 6 Hours 53 Minutes   
Ride Scoozy 13Ah: 4 Hours 57 Minutes  

Replacement Cost

Rad Power 14Ah: $610
Ride Scoozy 13Ah: $449
Price per Ah Capacity
Rad Power: $53.46
Ride Scoozy: $34.30

Summary

Ride Scoozy Capacity: 15% Greater Capacity
Ride Scoozy Charge Time: 1 Hours 56 Minute Faster
Replacement Cost: 36% Less Expensive