- Please provide some information on the battery used in Elektron Cycles ?
A. The battery we use is 36V and ranges from 7.8AH to 15AH. It is made of Li-Ion cells. It promises approximately 800 life cycles. It has an inbuilt protection against over charge, over discharge and also over-current protection. It's are ARAI regulated and certified and are safe to use. It's covered under 2 yr. warranty.
• Where is Elektron Cycles manufactured?
A. There are many parts and technology which goes into the making of these e-bikes. They have origins from different countries like China, Taiwan, Japan, and India. Our e-bikes follows all the regulations and is certified by standards laid out by Government of India and its allotted subsidiaries. All the necessary safety parameters have been taken care keeping riders' safety in mind.
• Do we need a license to run the e-bike ?
A. No, a license is not required to use an electric bicycle
• Will it be possible for me to remove the battery and charge it?
A. Yes, in the case of M5X and No, for M368+.
For M368+ the battery is certainly changeable/removable for the purpose when it's capacity to hold any charge has exhausted or for servicing. But it's not convenient to take it out on daily basis. So, we recommend to either take the bike near a charging point or have an extension wire.
• How much does new battery cost for replacement?
A. A new battery at present costs between ₹ 8000 - ₹15000. The price is subject to change without notice.
• Will the battery get automatically recharge while pedaling?
A. The battery doesn't get automatically charged when you pedal. But if the battery runs out you can always pedal until you get the next charging facility.
• How is the battery charged?
A. The battery is charged just how a laptop or a mobile is charged.Just 'Plug n Play'. We provide an adapter which can be plugged into a socket hence charging the batteries.
• Does it climb up mountains?
A. Our cycles have been tested over flyovers which are steeply inclined and have come out successfully. Such tests help us confirm that Elektron Cycles can climb mountains. However, the performance output may be impacted by 25-30 % as compared to flat terrain.
So yes, you can now easily climb mountains with M368+ & M5X using PAS as well as accelerator without breaking into a sweat.