If you’re considering buying an electric bike, you might wonder how fast they go. In this article, we will show you how. We will also discuss the top speed and acceleration for various models, as well as what features and specifications make all the difference in an electric bike’s performance.
Be aware that the e-bike industry is still young and is rapidly changing. A lot of models, brands, and types are constantly being released by manufacturers. Like cars, e-bikes come with different engines, frames, tires, wheels, and suspension systems. These factors significantly affect the bike’s overall performance.
How Fast Does a 1000W Electric Bike Go?
Two factors affect the speed of the 1000w e-bike- motor power and battery capacity. For example, a 20km/h 1000w e-bike with a 36V battery should replace a 20km/h 26V 250W with a 36V 750W. On average, a 1000w motor will assist at level 1 in about two to three minutes when starting from zero.
1000-watt electric bikes are an increasingly popular travel mode in cities and suburbs. Bikes like the Bosch Performance Line CX should provide 20 to 25 miles per hour on paved surfaces, with a top speed of nearly 40 mph. What you may need to know, though, is how long those speeds last or how much juice this type of bike will draw from your home battery. It’s a safe bet that riding an electric bike will make you happy. But how fast can they go? How much power do they require? And how long will your battery last? Here are some answers to common queries.
On average, a 1000W e-bike can achieve a top speed of 40 miles per hour on flat ground with good conditions.
How Much Power Does an Electric Bike Draw?
Electric bicycles are the most popular form of personal transportation worldwide, as they offer a convenient way to counteract parking issues and traffic. Unfortunately, they can’t always be driven on city streets without worrying about how much power they use. It’s essential to calculate how much energy an electric bike will draw before you buy it to ensure it’ll work for your area.
Many countries have regulations that require electric bicycles to be limited in their maximum power output. In the United States, that number is 750 Watts continuous and 1000 Watts peak. In most cases, peak power will only be reached for a fraction of a second during acceleration or if you ride the bike up a steep hill.
You only need a standard outlet with a typical U.S. output of 120V. Most 1000W bikes will plug directly into any standard outlet, which can be convenient if you need more time or skills to install an electrical circuit. At 20 miles per hour, the power requirements increase exponentially (Voltage Drop), or as some experts say, “your voltage drops like a rock.” Some manufacturers recommend a charge capacity of over 150-amp hours for their 1000 Watt model. Other models can only go 40 miles on the same-size battery. For example, if your battery is 50 amp hours, you’d only be able to ride at half throttle.
Factors Other Than Power Output That Affect 1000W electric bike Speed
The Pedal-Assist System (PAS)
Some electric bikes are designed to use pedaling as an energy source, and the more power you put into the pedals, the faster your bike will go. If you’re not a very experienced cyclist, it can be challenging to maintain a high-power output for a long time or over rugged terrain. Some PAS systems have buttons that allow riders to toggle between different levels of assistance depending on their strength or need for speed.
Full-Throttle Systems Have Impacts on the speed
Full-throttle systems, which increase power output until the rider reaches the speed they want, allow riders to go faster and more efficiently but at the cost of control. On a high-powered electric bike, this can be dangerous for novice riders. Consider a throttle system that gradually increases throttle power as you increase pedal power with several settings and let riders choose what level is best for them.
Smoothness of Roads
The smoother it is, the faster you can go in a straight line on an electric bike. The smoother roads are in your area; the easier it is for the electric bike to reach its maximum speed. Some bikes have heated tires and sensors that control the power assist system so that you can charge your battery even when sitting still. The best electric bikes will have smooth tires and sensors for riders to keep them from falling off the wheel or wheeling their vehicle over obstacles.
The Terrain You Ride On
Electric bikes are designed for something other than heavy trail use. They’re prepared for street riding and need to perform better on bumpy terrain, with small wheels that provide little stability. If you plan to ride off-road more than on-road, there are e-bikes explicitly designed for these uses: enduro mountain bikes and urban assault bicycles, which have features not suited to road use but can be helpful in certain situations.
The Weight Load on the Bike
The lighter your bike is, the faster it will go. You can add weight to your bike but stay moderate, or you’ll ride a heavy bike yourself. Consider adding weight to the back instead of the front to avoid upsetting the balance of the electric bike. If you carry extra cargo on your electric bike, make sure that it is well-secured with a cargo carrier or cart.
Type of Motor
Some motors are naturally more powerful than others. With a powerful motor, it’s easier to reach your top speed on an electric bike. The same applies to an electric bike’s battery and speed controller, but these factors can also be customized to your needs and preferences.
Average Battery Charging Times for e-Bikes with Different Power
For some reason, many people don’t know how long the charging time will be on their purchase when buying an electric bike. This blog is designed to give you an idea of how long types of batteries take to charge, ranging from 3 hours for a 36v lithium-ion battery to 4.3 hours for a 48v lithium-ion battery.
1) Lithium-Ion Batteries:
-36 Volts (most common on electric bikes) 3 hours
-48 Volts 4.3 hours
2) NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride) Batteries:
-36 Volts 23 hours (my bike is a 48v and takes 24 hours)
-48 Volts 33.5 Hours
-72 Volts (rare only on some industrial bikes, none sold to many bike dealers that I know of. . . and would be a hefty battery). 37.5 Hours. And Speaking of Batteries
There are two main types of batteries for e-bikes, the Lithium-Ion battery, and the NiMH battery.
The lithium-ion batteries are usually used on e-bikes with a 48v LiFePo4 (lithium iron phosphate) battery. A 3kWh 48v battery will last an e-bike about 24 miles on a full charge. They will typically take about 3 hours to charge. Lithium-ion batteries are light and have a very high energy density which means they store a lot of energy in a small space. The lithium iron phosphate technology is the most common on the market for e-bikes. They are generally not repairable, but if your battery does fail, so you need to replace it, the cost of an aftermarket replacement that is an exact match will be about $300 (the OEM battery for my bike was about $600).
Price of 1000W Electric Bikes
Electric bikes are a great alternative to gas-powered vehicles. They have no emissions, and there’s no need to maintain them with oil changes, tune-ups, or carburetor cleaning. Also, they’re less expensive than you might think! There are plenty of options available for less than $2,500.00.
Here are four electric bikes that are worth the price. These are various electric bikes that have a few critical features for urban commuters and casual riders for less than $2,500.00:
HyperScorpion (Electric mopped style bike): (Price: $2499)
The fully-loaded HyperScorpion speeds up to 30mph and has a 50–70-mile riding range. HyperScorpion has a massive 1,000W RetroBlade motor. It has a 15.6Ah or 19.2Ah battery equipped with our NEW G2 52V.
Closeout Rip Current S: (Price: $1999)
Closeout Rip Current S speeds up to 28mph and has a 70-mile riding range. The NEW Rip current S has a fat tire and a bigger 1000W motor. It has NEW G2 52V/19.2Ah battery pack.
New Rip Current S Step Through: (Price: $2399)
The NEW Rip current S Step-Through S speeds up to 28mph and has a 70-mile riding range. The NEW Rip current S Step-Through has a 1000W motor and the NEW G2 52V/19.2Ah battery pack.
New Rip Current S: (Price: $2399)
The NEW Rip current S is a fat tire bike that speeds up to 28mph and has a 70-mile riding range. It has a bigger 1000W motor and the NEW G2 52V/19.2Ah battery pack.
The average speeds for an electric bike are around 14mph for a 5-mile trip and 25mph average for a 30-mile trip. The fastest speed recorded on one was 210mph, but it only sustained for 17 seconds at that speed. For most electric bikes to maintain top speed for even a minute longer, it would need to be about ten times faster than the record speed. This means that it’s not necessarily feasible to expect a bike with 1000w of power to have a top speed of up to 210mph, even 100mph, or even 50mph.
Electric bikes are not made for pure performance but rather are made for practicality and ease of use. So, for a bike like this to achieve top speed, it needs something more powerful than 1000w or even 10000w of power.