We have two types of motors. TS Torque sensor mid drive motors measure the weight on the pedals - the harder you push, the more power the motor provides. This type of motor "knows" what you are doing with the bike - an intuitive way to power your journey. It is also street legal.
Bafang is the industry leader when it comes to high power off-road mid drive motors. It senses the moving pedals, it kicks in after a quarter of a circle (1/4).
A common question is which motor should I choose. Even a 250W mid drive at the lowest bicycle gear offers a very helpful amount of "Torque Push". Therefore, in general, 36v system is enough commuting power for people weigh under 100kgs. 48v system or 52V offer significantly more power for off road fun. Some people care much about top speeds. Others like us find the 0 to 25+kmh acceleration far more enjoyable.
Off Road Motor only Top Speeds (Data collected on flat Syd Roads. Rider 80kgs. For reference only)
250watts 36V - 32kmh
500watts 36V - 42kmh
500watts 48V - 45kmh
750watts 48V - 50kmh
1000watts 48v - 54kmh
750watts 52V - 53kmh
1000watts 52v - 58kmh
It is pretty easy to choose a battery. The bigger, the better. The higher the voltage, the better
13ah 36v Chinese cells. 2A charger / 7 hour charging time. Up to 50-70km
14.5ah 36v LG cells. 2A or 5A charger / 8 or 3 hour charging time. Up to 70-80km
19.2ah 36v LG cells. 5A charger / 4 hour charging time. Up to 90-110km
21ah 36V Samsung cells. 5A charger. / 4.5 hour charging time. Up to 130-150km
11.6ah 48v LG cells. 2A charger / 6 hour charging time. Up to 45-60km
15.8ah 48v LG cells. 5A charger / 3.5 hour charging time. Up to 70-90km
17.5ah 48v Samsung cells. 5A charger / 4 hour charging time. Up to 90-110km
16ah 52v Samsung cells. 5A charger / 2.5 hour charging time. Up to 80-100km
17.5ah 52v Samsung cells. 5A charger / 4 hour charging time. Up to 100-120km
If you prefer Panasonic cells, let us know
Please go to "Accessories Page" for these items
Hydraulic Brake sensor ! (Cutting power when braking. Recommended for Bafang motors)
Gear protection sensor ! (Cutting power when shifting. Recommended for Bafang motors)
Large LED lights
Why Mid Drive?
Hub motors inside of wheels are more popular because they are cheap. But wheels with hub motors make the bike rolling resistance higher, turning resistance higher & off road riding feels silly.
Mid Drive motor is a great modern eBike invention which actually connects the motor power to the rear bike gears! This idea that a bicycle can have motor-connected manual gear system is fantastic.
Volt eBike Systems are professionally installed and tested by qualified engineers in Sydney with one year standard warranty on the motor and battery.
Volt eBikes are the best 'bang for the buck' electric bikes in Australia.
Call National Sales Manager: 0487 163 447
Since 2018, Volt Electric Bikes have been approved to be Australian Made. We are super pleased about it as we worked extremely hard for it.