Long-Range Electric Bikes: Ride Farther on a Single Charge

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Long-range electric bikes feature advanced battery technology and efficient motors, enabling rides up to 100 miles on a single charge. These e-bikes, like the Qiolor Tiger, offer powerful performance and stylish designs, ideal for extended adventures without frequent recharging.
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Electric bikes' standard range and efficiency continue to climb with certain models being miles beyond the rest. These so-called “long-range” electric bikes are specifically designed to travel far distances on a single charge so you’ll never have to worry about running out of juice again.

The best long range electric bikes combine high-tech battery technology with efficient motors to maximize every charge, empowering riders to go the distance.

What is a long range electric bike?

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Long-range e-bikes can travel much farther distances than standard electric bikes— this performance boost is typically due to the large, high-capacity battery.

While efficiency gains can be squeezed from certain motor or controller designs, big batteries are the hallmark of long-range electric bikes. Generally, e-bikes with an estimated range of around 50 miles or more are considered long-range models.

High-mileage riders prefer long-range electric bikes that can keep up with their extended adventures without running out of juice.

These e-bikes are ideal for riders who mostly stick to throttle mode which requires more power and drains the battery faster, meaning they have enough battery to ride at high speeds for longer.

If you forget to charge your e-bike or frequently complete extended trips, long-range bikes make it easier to have enough left in the tank for your next ride.

How do electric bikes increase range?

E-bikes implement the latest technology to boost range and get the most out of every charge.

  • High-capacity batteries: Space is limited on electric bikes, so these batteries pack the highest amount of energy into the smallest, lightest packages possible. The best batteries are lithium-ion batteries with dense cells and advanced technology such as BMS (battery management systems) to optimize energy storage.
  • Efficient motors: Motors that can convert a higher percentage of the battery’s stored power into movement contribute to increasing an e-bike’s overall range. Motor technology has improved greatly in recent years and continues to make efficiency gains.
  • Quality controllers: The controller is the brain of the electric bike system, managing the energy transfer from the battery to the motor.The wiring and inner electronics of the controller can be tuned for preferences such as power, range, longevity, etc. This is a lesser-known part of the e-bike drive unit, but it’s just as crucial in achieving long-range performance.

What makes a good long-range e-bike?

The best long range electric bikes are the ones that go the distance without sacrificing other performance factors such as speed, handling, and aesthetics.

Any manufacturer can slap on a huge battery to amplify the range, but the extra weight and bulkier parts can negatively affect the overall riding experience.

The crème de la crème e-bikes expertly tackle these design challenges to produce a long-range model with top-quality components.

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What to look for in a long-range electric bike:

A high-quality battery is a must. Batteries above 15Ah are considered high-capacity, but battery capacity is constantly increasing so it’s not uncommon to see 20Ah or beyond on some models. The Qiolor Tiger Electirc Bike even has the option of a long-range 35Ah battery pack!

  • Seek out advanced battery technology. Name brands such as Samsung and LG manufacture reliable, long-lasting battery cells. Lithium-ion batteries are the standard and some batteries boast BMS technology and UL safety certifications for even more performance.
  • Looks still matter. The best long range electric bikes neatly integrate high-capacity batteries with the overall aesthetic and performance of the e-bike. Looks are a matter of personal preference, but watch out for clunky or oversized batteries that can spoil the bike’s sleek design.
  • The ideal weight-to-range tradeoff. As the heaviest single component of an e-bike, a large battery is going to add weight to an electric bike. Consider the balance between overall bike weight and the extended range to decide on the package that’s right for you.

Qiolor TIGER Long Range Moped-Style Electric Bike

The Qiolor Tiger electric bike pushes the limits when it comes to style and performance, embracing a classic ‘90s moto-inspired look and extended battery range.

The motorcycle-style design and vintage silhouette neatly disguise the long-lasting battery as if it were the moped’s fuel tank. Riders can choose between a 15Ah battery or up the ante with the industry-leading 35Ah battery pack for a behemoth range of over 100 miles!

The Tiger’s powerful 750W rear hub motor delivers a top speed of 26 mph to explore the roads at pace. The comfortable cafe racer bench saddle and distinct aesthetic (available in 5 colors) are tailor-made to make a statement in the city. The intelligent dashboard and controls facilitate powering up the bike, turn signals, headlights, and more.

Pros of Long-Range E-bikes

  • Increased travel distance
  • Fewer range worries
  • Replace car trips or public transit

Cons of Long-Range E-bikes

  • Heavier batteries
  • Higher cost
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Long range electric bikes give riders the thrill of extended rides without having to worry about recharging mid-ride.

There are all sorts of long-range models on the market with integrated, external, or double batteries so you can pick out the perfect setup for your needs. Riders can expect slightly higher cost and bike weight, but increased range means you can ride farther than ever!


How far can an electric bike go on a full battery?

Some e-bikes can ride up to 100+ miles on a single charge while other models have much more modest range estimations. 

What is a good range for an ebike?

A common range for electric bikes falls between 20 and 50 miles on a single charge. E-bikes that have a better range than 50 miles are generally considered long-range models— the best models can deliver a boost for more than 100 miles!

Are electric bikes good for long distances?

Absolutely! E-bikes allow riders to travel faster and farther wherever they ride. For people who go on extended rides or don’t want to charge their bike daily, long-range electric bikes provide the best range on a single charge.

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