We have seen a steep rise in e-bike popularity in the US and around the world. This is because e-bikes require little maintenance and have limited costs compared to other modes of transport. 

The only exception is if you do not properly take care of your e-bike's battery. By not taking proper care of your battery, the life span of the bike will significantly reduce. So, it is vital you look after your bike in order to maximize its lifetime. 

In this blog, we will go over some of the practices aimed to keep you and your battery happy. 


Don’t Ride In Saltwater And Avoid Puddles 

Saltwater can cause serious damage to your electric bicycles’ battery. In fact, salt has corrosive properties and high electrical conductivity. Therefore, we highly recommend that you don’t allow your battery to be exposed to saltwater.

In the event that your battery does become exposed, we recommend removing the battery from your bike and wiping it down with a towel and freshwater. Make sure the battery is completely dry before putting it back onto the bike. It’s recommended that you regularly check on your battery and make sure it’s clean.


Avoid Extreme Temperatures 

If you plan on not using your e-bike battery for a long period of time, make sure you charge it to 50% to 60% before storing it away. Lithium batteries will last longer when they have a constant charge. Lithium batteries do not cope well with extreme elements and temperatures. You may have experienced that your battery does not last as long when it is extremely hot in summer or cold in winter. We recommend keeping your battery in a dry place where it can escape the elements. 


Don’t Completely Drain The Battery 

Lithium batteries are able to be recharged numerous times without losing their capacity. They are used by brands all over the world as they are strong, efficient, and durable. The best time to charge your e-bike is when it has around 20-30% battery left. Once you have fully charged your e-bike battery, remove it from the charger and store it in a cool and dry place. 


Only Use The Official Charger

Only use the official charger for your electric bicycle. Although you may be able to find cheaper e-bike chargers online, these chargers can significantly decrease the lifespan of your battery. High-quality e-bike manufacturers will sell replacement batteries and cables, so make sure you buy from them instead of third-party sellers. 



Overall, your battery is one of the most vital components of your electric bike. If you take care of the battery then you’ll be able to keep on riding for longer. 

Choosing a Dirwin e-bike is an absolute no-brainer. We have the best and most reliable electric bikes on the market. You will not find a better deal. You can buy yours here

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