Electric motorcycles have many advantages over other forms of transport. However, making the switch can take some getting used to. Here we answer the most common questions about riding electric and explain how a Maeving fits into everyday life.
The distance you can travel on a vehicle is a crucial consideration when you're in the market. Here we break down what range means, what impacts it, and how to maximise it.
A key aspect when on the market for an EV is range, but what exactly is it and how do we measure it?
Range is the maximum distance a vehicle can travel. In the context of an electric vehicle, such as a Maeving, the range is determined by the total achievable distance on a single charge of the battery or batteries.
It is an incredibly important factor to consider when considering an electric vehicle, as ‘refuelling’ can be a challenge due to the lack of charging infrastructure. Most people travel between 10-20 miles to get to work in the UK, a distance the Maeving RM1 and Maeving RM1S can cover on a single charge.
With removable batteries that charge from any standard socket, recharging is as simple as charging your laptop at work.READ MORE
WHAT AFFECTS RANGE?
The actual range your Maeving will achieve on the road is dependant on several factors.
Estimating the range of an electric motorcycle can be a challenge, as it is dependent on a variety of individual factors. Variables that affect range include:
• Extreme temperatures
• Heavy wind
• Grade of terrain
• Rider weight
• Aggressive acceleration
• Average riding speedREAD MORE
To get the most out of your journey, there are several ways to extend the range on your electric motorcycle.
1. Stay in charge: it seems obvious, but keeping your batteries as close to fully charged as possible before starting your journey will maximise the amount of distance you can cover before needing to stop.
2. Watch your speed: faster acceleration and driving in an EV result in quicker battery drainage and reduced range. Maintaining lower speeds, easily achieved by switching to Balanced Mode (2) or Range Mode (3), will extend your Maeving's range.
3. Store your batteries inside: storing them at room temperature is the best way to maintain battery health and optimise their range when next in use. When you charge indoors, you are maximising range and ensuring the best health for the batteries. Please avoid leaving your batteries in greenhouses or conservatories, as the temperatures can often reach detrimental levels.READ MORE
Charging a Maeving is easier than it is for most EVs. We champion removable battery technology, which allows riders to take the battery out of the bike and plug into any standard socket to charge.
We believe removable batteries are a real gamechanger when it comes to EV ownership in urban spaces.
The lack of charging infrastructure remains a problem, which is why we equip our electric motorcycles with removable batteries, bypassing the need to plan stops at charging stations or invest in home infrastructure. A Maeving battery features an ergonomic handle for portability and ease of use, enabling you to effortlessly remove the battery from the bike, carry it inside, and charge it from any standard socket.
A common problem found at a charging station is boredom. What do you do in the time it takes to recharge? With Maeving, because you can charge anywhere, you can occupy your mind with other tasks or activities as your battery recharges. Whether it be watching television, stopping for coffee, working, or sleeping, you have the freedom to make the most of your time while your battery recharges, not disrupt your day doing it.READ MORE
CHARGE ONBOARD (RM1S)
Our production team continues to innovate new ways to charge, giving riders adaptive flexibility.
The Maeving RM1S offers charging flexibility with the ability to charge the bike in two ways: onboard and offboard. Thanks to removable battery technology, riders can charge by removing the batteries and plugging them into any standard socket, providing the flexibility to charge anywhere.
Additionally, for added convenience, you can also charge the bike directly from the mains, bypassing the need to remove the batteries.READ MORE
EXTENDING BATTERY LIFE
There are several ways to ensure your battery remains in good health, boosting performance and lifespan.
Every battery has a finite lifespan. However, by riding smoothly, adopting good charging practices, and storing your battery appropriately, you’ll be able to maximize your battery lifespan.
Frequently recharging your battery ensures good health, and it is not advised to constantly let it drop to 0%. Try to keep the batteries between 20-80% for as much time as possible. Avoid storing the battery in extreme temperatures – ambient temperature (15°C to 27°C) is perfect. And, of course, try not to damage the batteries by dropping them or knocking them into walls.READ MORE
BENEFITS OF TWO WHEELS
We are on a mission to spread the joy of riding an electric motorcycle to as many people as possible because we believe they are a faster, cleaner, and more enjoyable way to get around town.
JOY OF THE RIDE
Switching to an electric two-wheeler makes sense for lots of reasons, but riding a motorcycle has always been — and will always be — fun. There’s nothing like zipping through the city on a machine that responds to every subtle command, and a Maeving is so simple to use that it can’t be anything but fun.
With a Maeving, you can make a positive change and help the planet without feeling like you’re making a sacrifice. Our motorcycles come with their own distinct charm, making the smart option and the fun option one and the same.READ MORE
BEAT THE TRAFFIC
On average, people in London lose over two weeks in traffic a year. One of the most effective ways of stopping this is by hopping onto two wheels, and Maeving motorcycles offer the fastest, cleanest, and most enjoyable way to get around the city.
With a lightweight frame and smooth acceleration, riding a Maeving allows you to easily navigate through heavy traffic and reduce your travel time. In fact, one of the major benefits of riding a motorcycle is that you can travel on your schedule and always arrive where you need to be on time—or even earlier; there’s something so satisfying about beating the Satnav. Dodge the traffic, shrink the city.READ MORE
RIDING MADE EASY
If you can ride a bicycle, you can ride a Maeving. The frame that binds a Maeving is inspired by Board Trackers, essentially souped-up bicycles, which makes our motorcycles lightweight and easy to maneuver. With a simple twist-and-go throttle, you don’t need to worry about gears or a clutch.
Our mission is to bring the freedom and joy that comes with riding a motorcycle to as many people as possible, and we believe the best way to achieve this is to make our bikes as accessible and approachable as possible. A Maeving motorcycle is the perfect motorbike for new riders and will redefine what it means to travel through your town.READ MORE
FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
Owning an electric motorcycle saves your pocket and the planet in the long run. A Maeving is easy to maintain, cheap to service and helps to keep our cities quieter and cleaner.
AFFORDABLE TO RUN
Charging a Maeving battery is much cheaper than refueling your car or regularly using public transport.
To charge our custom Maeving battery from zero to hero takes under four hours, and it costs just 73p, even at current energy prices. A Maeving can accommodate two batteries, giving you a total of up to 80 miles. Covering the UK’s average commute distance of 11.4 miles per day will set you back a mere £4.20 per month in battery charging costs.
This makes our bike one of the most economical transport options out there, substantially cheaper than traveling by car or public transport.READ MORE
EASY TO MAINTAIN
Owning a Maeving saves you pennies in the long run. It's easy to maintain and economical to service.
Owning a petrol motorcycle has many challenges—oil changes, faulty spark plugs and clutches, chain tensioning, and regular servicing. A Maeving motorcycle uses a hub motor with a single moving part. No oil, no chain, no petrol, no mess.
As an industry first, when your Maeving requires expert maintenance, our mobile servicing team brings the convenience of having your motorcycle attended to at a location of your choice—no need to travel anywhere or work with dealerships and garages.READ MORE
SWITCH OFF THE NOISE
Reconnect with the world around you and enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of riding an electric motorcycle.
Riding a motorcycle connects you to your surroundings in ways you could never imagine. The added tranquillity of riding electric connects you to your surroundings, as you become aware of the gentle chorus of birdsongs and the effervescent buzz of a city under the setting sun.
A Maeving offers a near-silent riding experience, allowing you to reconnect with your surroundings and help to reduce noise in urban areas. The city is your soundtrack, your bike doesn’t need to be.READ MORE
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