Electric vehicle maintenance

How to maintain an electric motorcycle

When you opt for an electric vehicle, whether it is a car or an electric motorcycle, you are not only betting and contributing to establishing sustainable mobility, but you will also be part of a community that is aware that the miles and roads can be enjoyed just as much or more without the need of combustion engines


One of the first things you ask yourself before deciding on an electric motorcycle is the maintenance conditions to know what care, revisions and specifications are required. What if I tell you that it is one of the most comfortable vehicles and requires less maintenance? 


From Rossvolt, as manufacturers of electric motorcycles with greater autonomy in the market, we will tell you how to maintain your electric motorcycle to enjoy it for many years. Are you ready? 


How to maintain electric vehicles in 4 steps? 


It is well known that the maintenance of an electric motorcycle is simpler than that of a conventional motorcycle with a combustion engine. The simplicity of its mechanics explains the simplicity of its maintenance. 


However, this does not mean that it is not necessary to pay a minimum of attention and make the relevant revisions to ensure that the vehicle is in perfect condition. For this reason, electric motorcycles require certain basic care that helps to prolong their useful life, such as periodically checking the wheels, the condition of the tires, the brakes and, of course, the battery. 


With these 4 steps for the maintenance of electric vehicles, as expert manufacturers of electric motorcycles, we want to show you how easy it will be to take care of your motorcycle. In addition, thanks to the new charging systems, you will always have your motorcycle ready in record time, increasing its autonomy capacity to very surprising levels.


Here are 4 of the most important things to keep in mind about how to maintain an electric motorcycle:


  1. Charging the battery 


One of the most important things to maintaining an electric motorcycle is to take care of the battery. It is not necessary to receive a course in electric vehicle maintenance. Still, it is required to consider some details, such as charging time or the maximum and minimum limits for plugging the motorcycle into the mains. 


  • Optimum charging percentage. To maintain electric motorcycles, it is necessary to charge them before it reaches 15% and disconnects it before it reaches 100%. It is OK if one day it falls below the minimum percentage or if one day it is charged to 100%, but it is not good if it becomes a habit. Nor should you leave it connected to the charger if it is already at maximum, even if it is only occasionally. 


  • Period of inactivity. Do not store it for a long period with the maximum or minimum capacity. The ideal is that it stays between 50 % and 70 %. 


  • Regulate consumption. Do not always have the highest consumption mode activated on your motorcycle. Leave the sport riding option for specific occasions or moments. Otherwise, the battery will overheat again and again to the maximum, and you will lose performance. 


  • Improve your battery performance. To improve the performance of your electric battery, consider doing a complete charge and discharge cycle once a month. You will take full advantage of its capacity for longer. 


  1. Annual check-up 


A maintenance schedule for electric vehicles created by the manufacturer must be respected and carried out. Electric motorcycles are generally scheduled for an annual check-up in which the charge levels are checked for completeness, the condition of the brakes is checked, the oil levels of the forks are limited, and the lights' operation is checked. 


  1. Cleaning


The motorcycle must always be kept clean. After a long trip or a few days of rain, removing any debris adhered to the wheels, chassis and vehicle components is advisable. As it is electric, it is more susceptible to excess dirt that may corrupt some elements, or the humidity may cause an improper connection. 


  1. ITV


The technical inspection of vehicles is also mandatory for electric motorcycles. They must pass it with a periodicity of four years the first time and every two years after that. The first one will be three years in the case of mopeds with less than 50cc. However, as a positive aspect, the price of the ITV for electric motorcycles is more economical as they do not have to pass the gas or noise test. 


What are the maintenance costs of electric vehicles? 


The electric maintenance costs are more cost-effective than gasoline-powered vehicles. This is because the wear of parts, including wheels and brakes, is lower in this case. In addition, except for the oil-hydraulic part of the forks, there are no oils or fluids to replace.


Nor the electric vehicle charging stations maintenance is a problem. It is difficult and rare for them to break down, and they have an indefinite service life. The most advisable thing is not to charge them in a row to keep them in perfect condition, leaving at least 30 minutes between one and the other.


And do not forget that, in the case of motorcycles, the batteries are easier to charge than those of cars, vans or trucks. They are easier to replace and can even be conveniently charged at a household socket if they are removable.


Electric mobility is the future, not only because of its countless advantages and optimal technical characteristics but also because of its environmental friendliness and commitment to sustainability. In addition, we can add the advances that are being made in improvements in autonomy and maintenance, which make electric vehicles the best option for the next purchase in case you are thinking of changing your vehicle. 


Do you want to know all that an electric motorcycle can offer? From Rossvolt, as manufacturers of electric motorcycles, we will be happy to provide you with all the information you need and be your partner in your next two-wheeled vehicle. Contact us!


Autonomy electric vehicles

How to compare in a real way the autonomy of electric vehicles?

It is not uncommon to read comments from drivers who claim that the range of their electric vehicles is much less than what they were promised. In most cases, these differences are because many electric vehicle manufacturers only pay attention to one factor, battery performance, but do not take into account other factors such as the terrain's incline, the user's weight, the speed, or the care of the electronics. 

To avoid this misleading information and to avoid promises of electric range that cannot be fulfilled, there is a regulation that aims to measure and communicate the correct data: the WLTP cycle. 

In the following article, Rossvolt, as a specialist in electric motorcycles, will explain how the electric vehicle autonomy should be measured in general, what the WLTP cycle is, and what factors it covers. Read on! 

What is the WLTP test cycle?

For a manufacturer to assess and communicate the current autonomy of motorcycles, the results must be based on the WLTP cycle standard. If this does not support the data provided to the buyer, likely, the data provided is far from the reality. 

Suppose each company conducts its tests and presents the numbers according to its criteria. In that case, the result will be very different in each case, offering, in the end, what each manufacturer wants to emphasize. 

The acronym WLTP, Worldwide Harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure, describes a global standard used to determine the electric consumption of electric vehicles. This is referred to as the WLTP cycle standard when applied to motorcycles. But not only that, it is also used to determine and report the levels of CO₂ pollutants in the atmosphere that all drivers should pay attention to. 

The WLTP test cycle is characterized by an attempt to measure the most representative conditions possibly related to the fuel consumption and emissions of electric vehicles. The measurement process is governed by the SLTP cycle to provide a true and uniform figure for all-electric vehicle manufacturers by the WLTP cycle, which takes into account factors such as vehicle weight, aerodynamic drag, actual traffic, and the vehicle's extra equipment, as these will largely determine the level of electric range. 

Why was the WLTP cycle standard created?

The WLTP standard was born out of two needs; to conform to a global standard and to replace the old standard, which proved less reliable. 

Previously, the performance of electric vehicles was measured according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) protocol. However, this protocol was characterized as being rather poor, as it did not consider any external factors. 

Now, with the new WLTP standard, when an electric vehicle is sold in different countries, its range and the rate of pollutant gases emitted are accepted and measured under the same reference. This makes it possible to offer much more accurate data, as all the autonomy of electric vehicles is calculated under the same parameters, preventing each manufacturer from highlighting what is of interest to them or offering a range figure that is not real. 

How reliable is the WLTP cycle test?

Although the data collected through this test is completely accurate, it is not a 100% reliable test. Although it is closer to the real consumption of the average person, the brands have some leverage, albeit reduced, to boost their advantages over the competition. 

However, the WLTP cycle ensures that all manufacturers consider a series of factors that considerably affect the level of autonomy to extend or reduce it. ¿Cono

What factors influence the autonomy of an electric motorcycle?

The autonomy of an electric motorcycle refers to the maximum distance the vehicle can travel before stopping and requiring the next battery recharge. 

In this sense, the battery of an electric motorcycle is the main responsible for the vehicle's autonomy, and, although work is constantly being done to try to prolong this range as much as possible, many factors can influence its performance and alter its duration, so the buyer of an electric vehicle must assume that the kilometers that it will travel may vary taking into account the following factors: 

  • Weight. The weight of the occupants and the load can alter the battery's performance. The heavier the vehicle, the more it consumes. 
  • Performance variation. The battery loses capacity with use. A decrease in performance is evident and predictable as kilometers are traveled and years go by. 
  • Maintenance. Maintenance is also important to ensure service life is in line with the WLTP standard. An appropriate electric motorcycle battery charger should be used, and charging times and cycles should adhere to the manufacturer's instructions. 
  • Height. Ride height can alter battery charge life by requiring more effort. 
  • Temperature. Temperature also affects performance. Both excessive heat and excessive cold can alter the kilometers traveled. 
  • Type of road. Driving on straight roads is not the same as driving on a winding road. Neither are those with ascents and descents. These factors significantly influence consumption, just as they do with fossil fuels. 
  • Speed. Speed can greatly affect the mileage traveled by increasing or reducing it. 
  • Obstacles. There may be rain, poorly maintained roads, or heavy traffic. These all affect the duration of each charge of electricity. 
  • Add-ons. Adding electrical accessories to the bike or using all available accessories simultaneously will increase the power consumption. 

These are some factors that the WLTP cycle takes into account when establishing the current range of an electric vehicle. Therefore, the main advantage of this regulation is that it obliges all manufacturers to measure their autonomy by considering the same factors, which makes it possible for all manufacturers to offer data measured by the same standards. 

On the other hand, taking care of the electric battery from the beginning, avoiding sudden or fast accelerations, choosing an efficient route, and not overcharging the electric motorbike are some tips that can help extend the battery's life

At Rossvolt, with a focus on innovation and technology and to provide our customers with real and verified data, the autonomy of our electric motorcycles is measured according to the WLTP cycle standard, and all our electric batteries are designed to offer the longest possible range. Would you like to face kilometers and kilometers without limits? Join Rossvolt!

Motorcycle evolution

Motorcycle evolution, from 1867 to Rossvolt

In 1867, the American Sylvester Howard Roper invented a two-piston steam cylinder engine that was the forerunner of the combustion engines that were to follow. That was the beginning of a transformation that would lead to the powerful machines we know today. 

It may seem evident that the origin of motorcycles comes from an earlier invention; the bicycle. Many advances and innovations have been developed over the years to get a vehicle that did not require any physical effort to pedal, leading to the great variety of types and models of motorcycles that we have today. 

How have motorcycles evolved since then? From Rossvolt, a leading manufacturer of electric motorcycles, we will know how motorcycles have developed from the first model to today's electric advances. Take note!

How have motorbikes evolved since 1867?

The evolution of motorbikes since 1867 has been dizzying. Nine years after Sylvester Howard Roper's invention, in 1876, engineer Nikolaus August Otto produced the first four-stroke internal combustion engine. The machine was called the Otto cycle engine, and with this invention, the German Gottlieb Daimler was responsible for turning this prodigy into the first motorcycle in history. 

Later, in 1885, Wilhelm Maybach and Gottlieb Daimler built what was considered the first motorcycle. It consisted of a wooden frame and four wooden wheels. The engine was a combustion engine, developing 0.5 hp, 164 ccs, and reaching a speed of 18 km/h. 

Around 1894, Hildebrand and Wolfmüller created the first motorcycle intended for series production. The model was presented in Munich, Germany. In the same year, two Russian brothers living in Paris designed the first two-wheeled motorcycle, incorporating the engine in the front wheel. 

With the focus on further developments and the development of different models, the first scooter appeared in 1902. The concept was designed by Frenchman Georges Gauthier. Concerning his project, he presented a bicycle with small wheels, an open frame, and a protective cover with the aim that the driver could ride comfortably seated, with his feet on a flat base and that more accessories could be added, such as a small box or a spare wheel. 

1910 saw the appearance of the sidecar, the familiar one-wheeled trolley attached to the motorcycle, used by the public and, incredibly, also in some conflicts of war. It gained many followers and became very popular. However, its production stopped and has been paused for many years. So much so that it is rare to find one on the road today. 

After the end of the Second World War, in 1945, the custom motorcycle was born. The evolution of the motorcycle engine and some structural changes in motorcycles gave rise to the first custom bikes, a style of motorcycle characterized by its low and long motorbike design, with the same diameter and thickness of front and rear wheel. Their tires mimic the old style, and their rims are usually classic wheel rods.  

The 1970s saw some interesting and amazing changes, such as the appearance of the 4-cylinder. Japanese models also arrived, and with them came electronic ignition and other features picked up from racing, which boosted production and sales. 

From the 1970s onwards, innovations became more and more constant. Power ratings were higher, and designs more modern. However, the big surprise came in 1996, with the Scoot' elec, based on electric power as a substitute for fuel. There have indeed been attempts to use this source since 1869, but it was not until the 1990s that the first mass-produced units were sold, which were useful for their range and speed.

Today, Rossvolt focuses on innovation and technology to offer electric motorcycles' production based on efficiency and the inclusion of the best technical features on the market, always being aware of the needs of consumers to be able to offer a vehicle that is fully geared to meet them. 


Electric motorcycles, the present and future of mobility 

Rossvolt has emerged to break with the status quo and bring a touch of innovation to electric mobility. 

Regarding technical features, Rossvolt's electric motorbikes stand out from the competition in terms of acceleration, speed, and charging power, three of the aspects most valued by two-wheeled enthusiasts. In this respect, Rossvolt electric motorcycles offer: 

  • Motor power ratings above 120 kW. 
  • A maximum speed of 235 km/h. 
  • Acceleration from 0 to 100 in less than 3 seconds. 

In addition, as for the motorcycle's battery, Rossvolt has a battery system that offers super-fast charging so that the charging process is quick and convenient, trying to transfer the maximum number of conveniences to the rider. 

In terms of range, although this is a somewhat contentious issue due to the different range measurement systems, in our Rossvolt electric motorcycles, the battery's energy density allows us to reach a capacity of 30kWh, the largest that exists. For this reason, they are perfect and very comfortable to face trips and long journeys since they have more than 200 kilometers of autonomy between cities. In addition, if, on the contrary, urban use is intended, its battery is prepared for greater independence, allowing the user to carry out a very high number of trips

Rossvolt's electric motorcycles are committed to more efficient battery technology batteries than those used to dominate the market. The study and its insistence on technology and the latest advances applied to its production method make the efficiency and quality of its batteries a differentiating characteristic concerning its competition.

Undoubtedly, Rossvolt has emerged to spearhead innovation and technology in electric mobility, always committed to developing fully advanced technical features in its motorcycles, revolutionizing the concept of electric motorbikes.

Electric vehicles are already the present and will undoubtedly play a leading role in the mobility of the future. Are you ready to be part of this new generation of vehicles? Join the electric mobility with Rossvolt! 

Electric Motorcycle, The Autonomy You Need

It is clear how much progress has been made in eco-friendly and sustainable transport; electric vehicles, motorbikes, bicycles, skateboards, and scooters have upgraded their designs by inventing electric mobilities with low noise, fume-free, fast and smooth-sailing journeys; the great development and production novelties of electric motorbikes make them have unique features and impressive specifications.

For the customer, it is not only important to meet optimal design and production characteristics, but they also take a critical view that these must offer excellent technical characteristics in line with the consumer's expectations.

At Rossvolt, we are aware of which are your current demands. This is why our work focuses on the customer to translate the quality and technical specifications demanded by the market into our production process, emphasizing the commitment to the autonomy of the electric motorbike. 

In the following post, we will tell you about electric motorbikes' most relevant technical characteristics, undoubtedly the medium committed to sustainability, respect, and care for the environment.


The electric vehicle as a commitment to sustainability 

We are aware that air pollution has been a huge challenge in the transport, health, and environmental sector, especially in recent years. Many ideas and strategies have been suggested and researched to combat this problem. Without a doubt, one of the most successful and efficient has been the invention and development of electric vehicles, characterized by the fact that they do not emit a high level of CO2, carbon dioxide. 

Electric vehicles are characterized by the fact that they generally use electricity to operate, transporting passengers sustainably and responsibly, offering cleaner and faster transport. Therefore, the success of electric vehicles lies in their effectiveness in accelerating the much-needed reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector.

This change would not have been possible without the commitment to technology, which seems obvious today. However, there is no point in focusing and working in this area if the demands and needs of the user are not taken into account, something that Rossvolt understood from the very beginning. 

However, the development of electric mobility does not only require technological advances, the distribution of electricity, and the construction of charging points that facilitate the experience of driving such vehicles. This development also calls for the digitization of the entire ecosystem of collaborative platforms to match the efficiency of the process. 


The commitment to technology to ensure excellent technical characteristics

As you know, electric vehicles are characterized by having an electric motor rather than an internal combustion engine. The vehicle uses a big traction battery to power the electric motion, so its power supply process does not require a gas station, but rather It is usually plugged into charging equipment, also known as electric vehicle supply equipment because it runs on electricity.

The fuel of an electric motorcycle is its batteries; the battery power comprises the protection unit, the battery management, the cells, and some complex parts.

Rossvolt's electric motorcycles are committed to more efficient battery technology batteries than those used to dominate the market. The study and its insistence on technology and the latest advances applied to its production method make the efficiency and quality of its batteries a differentiating characteristic concerning its competition.

When it comes to an electric motorcycle battery, factors such as voltage, the type of battery, tolerance level, protection, or resistance come into play. In addition, the manufacturing materials of the electric battery will not only be essential in the design, offering advantages such as lower weight, but the technical advantages that they can contribute to the maintenance and autonomy of the electric vehicle battery will also be decisive:

  • There is no memory effect, so it requires fewer maintenance checks.
  • They are committed to safety by not incorporating any acid.
  • Electric motorcycles can be charged in record time.
  • Many charging cycles can be carried out quickly without damaging their condition.


An electric autonomy at the height of the user's demands

Electric motorcycles undoubtedly have a long-term perspective, so all efforts aim to balance quality, design, and technical characteristics with a responsible and respectful environmental vision.

This intention makes evident the importance of the battery, the component that gives life to the electric motorcycle. At Rossvolt, all products are designed to achieve the greatest autonomy to date, allowing Super Fast charging possibilities thanks to the incorporated CCS fast-charging system.

As for the technical specifications of the autonomy of the battery, these are very relative numbers, and, generally, the brands do not usually give very exact and realistic data since they do not take into account if the use that is going to be given to the battery motorcycle is for urban use or long trips.

In our Rossvolt electric motorcycles, the battery's energy density allows us to reach a capacity of 30kWh, the largest that exists. For this reason, they are perfect and very comfortable to face trips and long journeys since they have more than 200 kilometers of autonomy between cities. In addition, if, on the contrary, urban use is intended, its battery is prepared for greater independence, allowing the user to carry out a very high number of trips.

Electric motorcycles are the present and, above all, the future. Therefore, betting on this type of electric mobility is becoming more and more frequent. Do you want a riding experience with maximum comfortability, no vibration, no noise, no heat, and all the guarantees of quality and safety? Acceleration is excellent; welcome to Rossvolt electric motorcycle!

Electric vs Fuel

Constant research makes technological advances possible in different sectors. Proof of this, is the innovation taking place in the automotive industry. 

The serious concern for the care and respect for the environment has led to the development of new solutions in all areas. One of the most important is the change from combustion to electric vehicles.  

The search for renewable energy sources for vehicles has led to the development and production of electric vehicles, which base their operation on the use of electrical energy to run the engine, leaving aside fuels and other polluting resources. 

While the combustion vehicle emits harmful gases into the atmosphere, such as carbon due to gasoline or diesel, electric vehicles produce fewer greenhouse gases. In fact, according to various studies and research by the European Energy Agency, the carbon emissions of an electric car are between 17 and 30% lower than those of a gasoline or diesel car

Although there is still much progress to be made in the electric vehicle sector, there are already many advantages and reasons that show that electric vehicles are the future. It is up to us to become part of this future.  

Rossvolt is aware of and involved in environmental concerns. For this reason, all its production is based on the values of defense and respect towards sustainability, betting on a 100% electrical product. In the following post, we will delve into the characteristics and advantages of electric vehicles compared to combustion vehicles. Are you ready? 


Advantages of electric vehicles 

Although electric vehicles are relatively new on the automotive market, many advantages have already been demonstrated compared to the vehicles that have been the main protagonists on the roads until now, the combustion vehicles. 

  • Zero emissions: Electric vehicles do not emit polluting gas emissions during operation, so they do not pollute or harm the environment.  
  • Fewer mechanical breakdowns: Electric vehicles do not incorporate a traditional engine. Therefore, their examinations are considerably reduced since very few elements are in motion and exposed to breakdowns and problems. 
  • Fewer maintenance concerns: An electric vehicle only requires maintenance of batteries and electric motors; it is not necessary to change filters, lubricants, and various liquids.  
  • No fuel consumption: The electric vehicle does not depend on fuel to operate, can be charged overnight in the garage and involves an expense equivalent to 1 € every 100 kilometers. 
  • Comfortable and relaxed driving: Generally, due to the engine and battery conditions, electric vehicles emit a very soft noise, making driving less uncomfortable and avoiding noise pollution. 


Maintenance for Electric Vehicles  

Are you thinking of buying an electric vehicle? So let me tell you that you have to consider different factors related to its maintenance. Despite being the same vehicle, there are many differences in maintenance between an electric motorcycle and a combustion motorcycle because the elements that compose it are slightly different. 

From Rossvolt, we will give you a series of tips and indications to ensure the best condition of your electric motorcycle. Take note! 

If we want our electric motorcycle to be always maintained from the first day, we must pay attention to certain considerations. First, the battery is the main component on which our attention must be focused. 

Good maintenance of the electric motorcycle starts with correct charging and discharging. It is important to bear in mind that factors such as the weather can affect its correct operation, so it is not advisable to leave our motorcycle charging outdoors on very hot days or very cold nights. 

Another important aspect to consider is not to let the battery drop below 10%, so it is best to charge the battery before it drops below 20% and leave it until it reaches 100%.

A very positive point of electric motorcycles is that their engine does not need maintenance, so we cannot forget about oil changes or the replacement of parts. However, it is advisable to make periodic checks to ensure that the bike chain is clean and greased and the tires and shock absorbers are still in perfect condition.


Why purchase an electric motorcycle

Owning a vehicle is generally a goal shared with everyone due to its extensive advantages, especially in terms of speed and comfort of travel. It is a means of transportation that makes life better and easier, especially now that many vehicle models exist. 

At this point, it is time to consider opting for an electric motorcycle if we are looking for a new vehicle, not only because of the quality and comfort it offers but also because it is time to leave behind polluting components such as petroleum to make way for new energies that are more sustainable for the planet. 

Undoubtedly, sustainable mobility will be more and more protagonist in the streets and roads, leaving more and more fuel vehicles behind. Sustainable mobility is a challenge, and it is up to us to contribute to a better and more responsible future for all. Are you ready to be part of this change? Join Rossvolt!