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Old worn-out e-bike batteries: repair, recycle, refurbish or replace?

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Richard Peace

Richard Peace took to full-time outdoor writing/photojournalism after stints in an office and as an English teacher abroad. His cycling route guide books include the best-selling Ultimate C2C Guide and the Ultimate UK Cycle Route Planner plus Electric Bicycles. He has written for various media about many aspects of cycling


2 years 2 months ago

My phone offers a setting to limit the charge to 85%. That, along with not discharging below 20%, prolongs the life of the battery. Since that 85% - 20% is enough to see me through the day that's what I do. Hopefully I'll see the benefit longer term.

My buddy's Fazua ebike battery charger offers no such setting. Most rides the full battery charge is not required, 85% to 20% would easily cover it. Do any ebike manufacturers offer this simple way of extending the battery life?