Electric cargo bikes are becoming increasingly popular in modern modes of transportation, and choosing batteries with different voltage and materials has different impacts on performance and price. I have selected some frequently asked questions from cargo bike owners, such as the difference between 48V and 36V batteries. Is it cost-effective to replace graphene batteries? Is replacing a lithium battery cost-effective? Below, I will focus on answering these questions, hoping to give everyone a sense of understanding when replacing a new electric cargo bike or replacing an old electric vehicle with a new battery.
Differences in replacing 48V and 36V batteries in electric bicycles
According to the current market situation of electric cargo bikes, 48V and 36V batteries are two common choices when choosing to replace batteries for electric cargo bicycles. So what is the difference between these two types of batteries? Which is more suitable for electric vehicles? The following will provide you with a detailed introduction through measured data.
Firstly, let’s compare the impact of 48V and 36V batteries on the power performance of electric vehicles. Whether measured or experienced, the voltage of a 48V battery is significantly higher than that of a 36V battery, resulting in a higher output power, better acceleration performance, and higher maximum speed for electric vehicles. So now most electric bicycles are equipped with 48V batteries.
Secondly, let’s compare the difference in battery life between 48V and 36V batteries. The measured data shows that the capacity of a 48V battery is greater than that of a 36V battery, so it can carry more electricity and provide longer cycling time and mileage. But in fact, the decision on battery life still depends on the battery capacity. For example, the 48V32AH battery has higher battery life than the 60V20AH battery. Of course, the larger the capacity, the higher the price.