How long does the battery last, and what happens if the battery dies?

The battery life of an electric bike depends on many factors including terrain, riding style, temperature, the weight of the rider and any cargo being transported. On average, a full charge will allow RTC Electric Bikes to travel about 30 miles before they need to be recharged.

RTC Electric Bikes show you on their display how much total battery life remains.

If the battery on an electric bike dies, the motor will stop providing pedal assistance. The light on the bike will still function and you will still be able to shift gears, dock, undock, brake, and pedal like normal. The motor does not add noticeable drag when turned off.