In this article we will discuss the technical details of various e-bike electrical components which are currently used in the various electric bike model in India. This article will help a potential e-bike costumer to know current state of art technology in Electric bikes in India.
Various Electrical components & the specifications of E-bikes in India are as follows
a. The type of motor used in e-bike applications is Brushless DC motor.
b. Two different types of motors are being used – HUB motor & Geared Motor.
c. Hub & geared motors with 100W, 150W, 180W and 250W are used for Electric Cycle applications. ( ARAI exemption needed for this so that it comes under No-Licence & No-registration , No- Road tax criteria )
d. Hub & Geared motors with 250W, 350W, 500W, 800W are used for Electric Scooters applications. (CMVR approval needed for these bikes to be on road. Licence , road tax , registration are required )
e. More the motor power more will be the pick-up and better climbing capability on sloppy roads.
f. For a given battery power, if we use powerful motor, the driving range reduces.