There are two styles of real world range tests that can be performed. In both cases, the battery is charged to 100% and the voltage is recorded at the beginning. For the first test, the ebike is ridden on max assist on the Putnam and North County trails from the test lab to White Plains Road, a distance of 36 miles while the rider contributes an average of 150 watts or so. The voltage is then recorded at the end if the low voltage cutout isn’t triggered. If the low voltage cutout is triggered, the total distance traveled is recorded. The average speed, pedal power, starting and ending voltages are recorded and reported. These results will all be noted in the test report.
The second style of real world range testing involves riding around a closed loop set of roads at various locations until the low voltage cutout is reached, again while averaging 150 watts of pedaling. In this instance, the ebike will continue until the low voltage cutout is triggered. The average speed, pedal power, starting and ending voltages are recorded and reported.