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This is an interesting thread to follow. I have a 7 mile round trip that I do every day for work, normally my 4 month old Model 30 is charged every night but I’ve forgotten to plug it in a couple of times, once last night and once a couple of weeks ago, when it was really cold. Both times I’ve had to get off and walk my bike back the last bit (500m) of the journey because it can’t get up the final incline, and can only manage 20-25mph for the last mile or so. I’m not particularly heavy either, about 65kg.
I think the cold might be a factor as when I first started riding it in September I experimented with how far I could get it to go. I got up to 17 miles and it was slowing down to about 12mph up the final steep incline to my house and decided that was far enough, 12mph is a little embarrassing…
I think I’ll try the battery voltage tests too (I get to buy a nice voltmeter for that) just in case a battery has gone funny, but I suspect it’s the cold weather and Brighton’s mega hills.