Ecoped eBike travels 60km on single c...

Ecoped eBike travels 60km on single charge

There are 35 comments on the Digital Home Canada story from Aug 25, 2008, titled Ecoped eBike travels 60km on single charge. In it, Digital Home Canada reports that:

Ecoped, a division of Allied Motors, this week began selling its 450 wattt Hybrid 45e electric bike, a power assisted bicycle, which the company says can travel up to 60 km on a single charge.

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Dave brown

Woodstock, Canada

#21 Apr 10, 2012
Helen wrote:
I bought my Ecoped about 3 weeks ago and I love it. It is so nice. Only concern I have is going up hills. Doesn't have the horsepower to get up the hill. I try to avoid them. Can't wait for summer.
Hi Dave here, if ya want you e-bike 2 go faster but more batteries in series up 2 60volts,you will hit 50kms an hour roughly, beware of legal issues and braking at high speeds,Do this at own risk and on private property, I only gun it on hills 2 keep up with traffic on hills..please use your head,,this is just an idea and cheaper then buyin a whole upgrade...
Karl London ON

London, Canada

#22 May 1, 2012
I bought mine last summer and just love it. It is so convenient to get up close to the local sport activities and never a parking problem.
A number of little anoying things like someone else has said,
* mirrors that don't tighten properly
* screws that go into plastic and don;t hold
Just small annoyances that wouldn't be a problem if they built a wee bit more quality in the bike.
Just before I put it away for the winter tho, I noticed that all my rear light wiring was hanging down. No idea why. So far I have not been able to find a schematic to rewire it, but the weather hasn't been that great to worry about it yet.

Duncan, Canada

#23 May 29, 2012
Just got mine, love it so far. Iris the new pulse and looks like they many have been listening or reading the comments as some of the issues seem to be fixed...GOTTA warn ya... The pedals are slippery so when you use them beware your foot can slip off forward as the pedals areseta little back.. I have done this and my foot got caught between the road and the bike. Lost some skin, brushed but will live, I am going to see about toe guards, we live in a fairly hilly little town so I expect to be usung the pedal assist...

Red Rock, Canada

#24 Jun 22, 2012
Ed Teach wrote:
Wow, 60K? I can do that on my Schwinn, so what?
my but feelgood how about you nice wide seat.

Steinbach, Canada

#25 Jul 31, 2012
I bought my ecoped pulse June 2011. Anyone know if the fuse has to be replaced every year? I replaced it last year and now the battery won't charge - like last time.

Pubnico, Canada

#26 Oct 5, 2012
I just bought a second hand Ecoped for my brother.
I couldn't get a spare key made at Canadian Tire.
Send Ecoped an email and left a message for them to call me. It's been a couple of days, still no response.
Does anyone know if you can get keys cut for these or buy blanks and have someone cut one?
Also, I see concerns about the battery. My manual says that drining it fully could damage the battery...always keep the battery charged by plugging in your Ecoped everytime you come back from a ride.

Swift Current, Canada

#27 Dec 19, 2012
I have had my ecoped for about a year now and I have around 1900km on it, however while I was changing the brake light bulb I shorted out the entire bike and lost all power I couldn't even turn it on to ride it, I took it to a shop here in town and they got everything working(sort of) my bike used to go 32km/h and after they supposedly 'fixed' it now it only goes 17km/h and whenever I turn on my headlights the whole bike shuts off till I turn my headlights off. does anyone know what the possible problem might be?

Toronto, Canada

#28 Apr 19, 2013
I bought a second hand Ecoped 2 months ago and have just started riding it. Generally I like it (although it could use more pep on hills). I have had 2 problems so far and an interested in any similar stories and advice on how to fix them. 1) the battery charger seems to have a loose wire. I need to wiggle the cord to have the green light come on which means there is a risk of damage to the battery if I don't pay attention to how long it has been charging. Has anyone had this? I understand new chargers are about $80.00. 2) The bike doesn't run when I use the lights. I hope it is just a fuse. ANyone had this happen and what did you do about it? Thanks!

Bowmanville, Canada

#29 Jun 20, 2013
Something shorted on my ecoped and non of the headlights, signals or horn works. Can anyone send me some troubleshooting ideas to fix this? The scooter still powers up so the battery is fine, it just doesnt show the battery charge or any lights. Help would be appreciated, thanks.

Ps. Don't let your friend try and fix one of these things...

Ottawa, Canada

#30 Aug 24, 2013
I'm just wondering if anyone is having these same problems with their Ecoped scooter.
I bought my Ecoped Pulse July 31, 2013. It's only been 24 days. I noticed my back tire looses air and it seems like I am riding on the rim when I hit a dip in the road or speed bump.
I have a very hard time bring the bike back onto its stand. Now, one of the legs on the stand is bent. I don't know if that caused the bending of the stand. Now it hits the road during a right turns. As for the side mirrors, their just cheep and rattle a lot.
I want to take the scooter it back and get a replacement! I read that many of you have had to fight for your rights?

Any suggestion?

Toronto, Canada

#31 Aug 29, 2013
I had to get my bike repaired at the local e-bike shop. It was only about $25.00 and well worth it. The lights work fine now. Ecopeds are cheap and there are lots of little problems because of cheap parts and poor manufacturing.
Scooter mom

Mildmay, Canada

#32 Nov 5, 2013
We bought 2 2011 ecopeds. We have had no problems. They are excellent and I do errands and pick up groceries with them. We travel to fun locations approx. 45 minutes top speed each way and enjoy sightseeing. We replaced a mirror we accidentally cracked and it was ordered on line with not problems. They charge well and carry all the things we need, like towels, purses,bags, food etc.
We wear motorcycle helmets for safety and sunglasses and close toed shoes. They are bicyles so they are welcome on all trails but never on sidewalks. Check with your town hall. We love ours and can't say enough about how happy we are that we got them! When friends visit, we always go for a spin and we use them for date nights! Buy one! or TWO! They're great!

Dartmouth, Canada

#33 Mar 10, 2014
rex - corner brook - nl wrote:
just bought my ecoped to-day, up and running fine so far, only problem the charger plug-in is a tight
fit, and no lining in the rear cargo carrier
Hey man. I know it's been a few years, but Imin Corner Brook and looking for one for years, do you still have yours and is willing to part with it?

Toronto, Canada

#34 Sep 7, 2015
My dad bought me an ecoped bike for my birthday last year and unfortunately I recently broke my charger, I've been looking for one and haven't been successful in finding one yet. Luckily some I know has offered to sell me a ebike charger and I just wondering if anyone knows if the charger is compatible with an scoped pulse bike?

Moncton, Canada

#35 Apr 24, 2017
Robert wrote:
1200 km later and my ecoped has no lights or signal or horn ... a short in the tail light took out the 12v dc converter ... have replaced bike stand and now needs again ... the second day the battery fuse went (40amp fuse recommended)... and today I got a flat ... so far the bike has shown shoddiness in electrical with tooooo light guage wiring being used and no fuse on the dc converter (very bad)... A few EXTRA $$$$ at manufacturing would eliminate all these issues ... All except the flat that is and I'm just fixing that now
I just took a 20" A2B Ultramotor motor (original controller in-motor type w/2 wires + 4pin din plug), the throttle and the relay control box was easy just hooked my 48V Lifepo4 directly onto motor wires and everything works (must put switch in soon. I ripped the old Ecoped CityGo throttle out and now only need to put a small 12 volt battery into the system to run my lights, horn etc.
I'm hoping to figure out the 3 wires going into the 12 volt converter, the black wire is negative to both input and output voltage from 48 volt to 12 volt and the yellow is positive 48 to 60 input- what a waste of power. Simple to put a 12 volt system from an old emergency lighting system in garbage all the time.A well maintained SLA battery gives good results.
I may make a post on this conversion. It's simple so far.

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