The key to the energy efficiency and comfort of the electric bicycle lies in a rechargeable battery which is the motor's power source that makes pedaling easier and helps to ensure the bicycle's maximal speed and range.
The latest advancement in the development of electric bicycle batteries is the lithium-Ion battery. The battery used in electric bicycles is an innovative way to make use of a well-established technology. Lithium-ion batteries power consumer electronics for a long time. For electric bicycles, they are light and simple to recharge.
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Initial research into lithium battery technology started in 1912, however, it took until the 1970s before any lithium-based batteries became accessible to buy. These early batteries couldn't be recharged. In the 1980s, research was underway to develop a battery rechargeable with lithium.
The consumer electronics giant Sony was the first to develop a commercially accessible rechargeable lithium-Ion (or Li-ion) battery. The technology for battery storage is now widely available electric bicycles being the most recent application.
The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that are found in electric bicycles allow them to go at speeds 20 to 20 mph, and a distance as far as 40 miles. They are also low-maintenance and rechargeable for just pennies.
A lot of people enjoy electric bikes since they allow for the pursuit of a "greener" lifestyle by operating using electricity instead of petroleum-based fuels. The green design of electric bicycles extends to their batteries, too. Lithium-ion batteries create less environmental harm and pollution when they are disposed of than counterparts that are made of lead or cadmium.