Batteries – Not Watt You Think!
It’s easy to confuse electric bike motor wattage with e-bike battery ratings. Often, you’ll see this referred to as Wh or Watt-hours. Wh is the battery capacity, or to be more specific, how many Watts it can deliver to the motor per hour.
In a nutshell, watt-hours measure amounts of energy for a specific period of time, and watts measure rates of power at a moment in time.
In most cases, electric bike batteries are 300Wh to 500Wh but as battery technology has progressed, 750Wh batteries are becoming more common giving riders much longer range.
NZTA has no restrictions relating to battery size.
Consumer NZ has a great guide to electric bikes, check it out at the link below.
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