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This is usually the first or second question we get asked about our electric bicycles. The answer? Well, technically, yes the hub motor has regenerative charging capabilities but at normal operating ranges the rate of charge is very negligible and insignificant.
Volton bicycles are designed to draw battery power to assist while you pedal or control the throttle. The battery is recharged by simply connecting to a wall outlet until a full charge is reached.
On the other hand, regenerative charging systems works by having the rider work against the motor to replenish power. The effect is along the lines of riding with the brakes on while towing a heavy trailer. Regenerating systems also eliminate the opportunity to coast – one of the best things about riding a bike. Because of this, our electric drive systems do not implement regenerative features.