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Battery life

Customers often ask, "What is the battery life of your electric bike?" It's a great question with a potentially simple answer. In the end, customers usually want a precise figure, such as an average of 60 km. An honest manufacturer would, however, qualify the answer with a few "ifs" and "buts", and that's perfectly acceptable. Many conditions influence battery life.

Take our flagship bike, the Q'be 3, for example. This fatbike is specially designed for deliveries and is equipped with an impressive 1006 Wh battery. While you'd expect a long range with such a battery, we stick to a realistic 60 km. Why do we say this? There are several reasons:


Bicycle couriers ride in all weathers. Weather conditions can reduce battery life by up to 20%. Not only do couriers have to cope with the harshest weather elements, they also have to deal with reduced autonomy.


Whether riding on flat roads or in hilly areas, terrain has a significant impact on battery life. To maintain comfort, cyclists often choose a higher assistance level, which automatically affects battery life.

Payload vs. range

Electric delivery bikes offer choices, posing a dilemma between payload capacity and range. One (payload) inevitably impacts the other. For example, couriers making numerous fast-food deliveries cover a greater distance than those making heavier home deliveries under the same conditions.

Choosing a transport vehicle and understanding the battery life required involves taking various factors into account. However, cyclists can take steps to improve battery autonomy and extend its lifespan:

Tire pressure

Maintain the correct tire pressure, indicated on the side of the bike tires. If in doubt, visit our workshop or the Midas workshop in Paris.

Assistance level

Our Q'Be offers several levels of assistance. Although it's tempting to ride with a higher level of assistance, assess whether it's really necessary given the conditions.

Bicycle maintenance

A well-maintained bike with a well-lubricated chain offers less resistance and covers a greater distance. Bring your bike to one of our service centers for regular maintenance.

Battery storage

To ensure a fully functional battery, charge it overnight in a safe place, ideally at a temperature of around 20 degrees Celsius. When the bike is not used for a few weeks, we recommend storing the battery at 60% - 80% of its full charge.

If you have any questions about maintenance or your battery, don't hesitate to visit us in Arcueil, Bordeaux, Marseille or Lyon.

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