Replacement Battery Prices

slim jim

New Member
Court, I read that to replace some e-bike batteries the battery alone may cost two thousand dollars and the entire bicycle needs to be returned to the manufacturer. In your bike reviews will you consider informing us Thank you the cost of the battery and the procedure to replace it.
 

vincent713

Active Member
Two thousand dollars for battery replacement?? That is insane and totally ridiculous! This is the biggest reason why ebikes are not popular in the US is because of the price. If you shop around, there are places out there that makes and sell affordable ebikes and replacement batteries.
 

PowerMe

Well-Known Member
Sounds like Optibike (some models) that have to be sent back to the factory.

Most other ebikes have batteries that can be removed and they do not cost anywhere near $2K. I'd say the average price of a battery is somewhere between $400 and $800 (that's just an average), YMMV.
 

George S.

Well-Known Member
My Hobby King battery pack cost $150. I've used it for quite a few cycles.

I notice tons of stuff on Ebay and AliExpress. This is a good example from Ali:

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/36V-...case-charger-and-BMS-factory/32307257018.html

So for $350 you get an 18 amp hour 36 volt battery shipped. I know nothing about the seller, the shipping, any of it. I know these battereis are easy to find, and many are also showing up on Ebay. You could put them in a frame bag, a handlebar bag or rear rack, even a back pack.

When they put a battery in a frame, it is custom. If you want to avoid that, you can. A lot of this has to be sorted out.
 

Ace

New Member
Do aftermarket batteries exist for Volton 500w mid-drive Samsung 48v 11ah and Pedego Interceptor 24 inch step thru Samsung 48v 15ah? I'm interested in purchasing a secondary battery for each but the retail prices are outrageous.
 

George S.

Well-Known Member
The basic answer is probably no. If you buy a camera Canon may sell a battery for $50, but there is a version on Ebay for $12. That's what I think of with 'aftermarket'. But the bike industry, the ebike industry, is too small to support that. There may be some 'standard' designs that you could buy, probably from China. But anything that fits a frame or inside a frame is probably proprietary. There are two fairly standard batteries that use the mounts for a water bottle. One is cyclindrical, the other more squared off. You will see these on bikes from small companies.

The battery for my Prodeco X3 is designed to slide onto a frame, so it's what Prodeco offers. To work around it means connecting another battery, and setting it up some place else, or just attaching a pack to the existing mount. You want a second pack so it has to fit your mount and be fairly simple to connect.

This is why people may look at kits. On a kit there is a connector with the positive and negative, so you match that to the battery pack. Where do you put the battery? That's the problem. A manufacturer can make something very nice looking, hiding the battery in the frame or whatever.
 

Ace

New Member
The basic answer is probably no. If you buy a camera Canon may sell a battery for $50, but there is a version on Ebay for $12. That's what I think of with 'aftermarket'. But the bike industry, the ebike industry, is too small to support that. There may be some 'standard' designs that you could buy, probably from China. But anything that fits a frame or inside a frame is probably proprietary. There are two fairly standard batteries that use the mounts for a water bottle. One is cyclindrical, the other more squared off. You will see these on bikes from small companies.

The battery for my Prodeco X3 is designed to slide onto a frame, so it's what Prodeco offers. To work around it means connecting another battery, and setting it up some place else, or just attaching a pack to the existing mount. You want a second pack so it has to fit your mount and be fairly simple to connect.

This is why people may look at kits. On a kit there is a connector with the positive and negative, so you match that to the battery pack. Where do you put the battery? That's the problem. A manufacturer can make something very nice looking, hiding the battery in the frame or whatever.

This was a very helpful explanation thank you. I suppose it sounds like I'll just have to deal with the high prices as I have very little to no interest in trying to custom outfit a battery to my off the shelf e-bikes. I purchased off the shelf because I don't want to do any advanced customization but was hoping for an aftermarket battery, similar to your canon digital camera battery example.
 

wsoxfan2005

New Member
I own an eMoto Ridge 2.0 I know the manufacturer of this bike is out of business. However, for two years I have been looking for an extra battery that I can use on extended trips. Since I couldn't find a battery I was considering rigging something up.

However, I have found a source for brand new batterie for this bike.

I paid $395.00. This is not a refurb but brand new. The battery does not come with a charger.

The source is Bay City Bike.

http://www.baycitybike.com/?gclid=CLbuwdOMkMYCFYqDfgodp5kA6A

(415)346-2453

Thanks

Pete

BTW, I really love my bike.
 

grench

Well-Known Member
Mikes Bikes sells these bikes and has parts.
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The emoto bikes are on the scooter page.

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