My 75 year old father in law new ebike project
I had to smile when my 75 year old father in law got the electric bicycle bug last week. He tends to march to his own drummer, and I was surprised to see how he solved the battery problem with frugality. He recycled a spare lead acid battery and put it into a homemade trailer. He has parked his automobile, and is bicycling everywhere. (Which is ironic, going carfree, as he teaches automobile mechanics as the local junior college.)
what kind of range does he get with this?
I don't know that he has tested full range. He uses it around his small town, I think his one way commute to his job is only 5 miles.
One can guess that his 12V automotive battery holds a lot of power, probably 80+ amp hours, so I also would guess that he would have an impressive total full range.