Sooner and farther – these are two of the commonest requests from many e-bike riders who depend on their bikes for day by day journeys. The Lectric XP e-bike is already fairly quick at 28 mph (45 km/h), however now it’s going farther than ever because of an enormous battery improve launched at the moment by the producer.
Lectric eBikes’ new lengthy vary battery
Phoenix-based Lectric eBikes, the fast-growing company behind the mega-popular Lectric XP line of e-bikes, introduced the brand new battery improve this morning.
The $999 Lectric XP 2.0 folding fat tire bike initially got here with a 460 Wh battery. However the brand new 48V and 14Ah improve battery holds a bigger 672 Wh of capability.
That marks a serious enchancment by including round 45% extra battery and thus 45% extra vary to the e-bike.
And maybe the good characteristic is that additionally it is backwards appropriate with the unique Lectric XP 1.0 e-bike, a mannequin that counts tens of hundreds of models on US roads already.
The larger battery matches in the identical bodily dimensions as the usual battery (making it appropriate with each Lectric XP 1.0 and a pair of.0 e-bikes), because it merely packs in additional capability via greater power density.
It’s all about giving riders extra confidence to go farther, defined CEO and co-founder Levi Conlow:
“Following a survey of Lectric riders, we acknowledged that there’s this very actual urge for food from not simply potential prospects, but additionally present prospects for the power to go on longer rides. We’re all about having folks really feel assured of their using expertise. I don’t need folks to really feel involved that they may run out of battery, so we got down to remove that concern by providing this Lengthy-Vary battery.”
As Levi defined, that pricing is designed to beat main gamers in the remainder of the business.
“The addition of the Lengthy-Vary battery is totally within the DNA of Lectric eBikes. Once I say that, I imply we’re delivering an incredible worth to the shopper. On the finish of the day, you can not get this a lot battery from anyone else at this value level.”
A little bit of reality checking proves that Levi is generally right. The identical measurement battery from main rivals like Rad Power Bikes and Aventon will set riders again $550, or 10% extra. Nevertheless, Ride1Up sells 672 Wh batteries for between $459-$489 relying on the mannequin. It’s nonetheless appears truthful to say that Lectric’s new long-range battery is extra inexpensive than most within the business.
Lectric eBikes may nonetheless win out in the long run although, as the corporate is providing present prospects a reduction of 20% off the value of the brand new battery, or $100 off. That deal will solely be round for a restricted although, and there’s no phrase but on how lengthy it should final. At $400 for the brand new battery through the restricted time deal although, that possible places it squarely in first place for pricing amongst main e-bike producers.
And that’s par for the course, as the corporate is seen as a value chief amongst US-based e-bike firms.
Earlier this yr, Lectric eBikes launched the ultra-affordable Lectric XP Lite for just $799. Whereas the bike has a smaller 375 Wh battery, its 48V electrical system nonetheless provides good energy but in a smaller and lighter package deal.
The corporate adopted that up with the launch of the $1,799 Lectric XP Premium. Whereas greater priced, the Lectric XP Premium includes a mid-drive motor, torque sensor, twin batteries and hydraulic disc brakes, all of which push the value greater. The folding fats tire bike competes against other e-bikes which can be properly into the $2,500+ vary, once more demonstrating Lectric’s dedication to worth pricing.
Take a look at our hands-on testing of that high-performance electrical bike under.
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