Fuel EXe Trek fuel exe range extender battery availability?

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I have a couple of questions on fuel exe batteries:-

1. Does anyone have any ideas when the fuel exe range extender battery will be available to buy (in the UK specifically,but I guess people in other regions will also want to know)? I asked various shops and none of them have any anticipated date , despite their websites saying stock available in November 22.

2. Are there plans to make different size range extenders available, I like the concept of the 160wh extender , sized as such so it can go on planes, but a 250wh one would also be good.

3. any views on when the internal battery will be available to buy?

Not sure whether these questions are for @Roman or @[email protected] .
 

Cell4soul

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I have a couple of questions on fuel exe batteries:-

1. Does anyone have any ideas when the fuel exe range extender battery will be available to buy (in the UK specifically,but I guess people in other regions will also want to know)? I asked various shops and none of them have any anticipated date , despite their websites saying stock available in November 22.

2. Are there plans to make different size range extenders available, I like the concept of the 160wh extender , sized as such so it can go on planes, but a 250wh one would also be good.

3. any views on when the internal battery will be available to buy?

Not sure whether these questions are for @Roman or @[email protected] .
I ordered my range extender in July and was told it would be here in November. I still don’t have it.
 

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I have a couple of questions on fuel exe batteries:-

1. Does anyone have any ideas when the fuel exe range extender battery will be available to buy (in the UK specifically,but I guess people in other regions will also want to know)? I asked various shops and none of them have any anticipated date , despite their websites saying stock available in November 22.

2. Are there plans to make different size range extenders available, I like the concept of the 160wh extender , sized as such so it can go on planes, but a 250wh one would also be good.

3. any views on when the internal battery will be available to buy?

Not sure whether these questions are for @Roman or @[email protected] .
I guess the answer to Q1 is not soon, judging by the silence on this from those that would know.

wonder what the problem is?
 

BobMtnBkr

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Not sure if this is an anomaly given I only have one ride on the bike…

Went on my initial ride on my new Fuel 9.8 XT. Hustled through tight, leaf-covered root-fill single-track forest. Stayed in Eco the entire ride (Max 249W, assist 158% & response around 85%). Strava said I did 8.03mi, 1:05:55, 430ft. But my battery went from an indicated 90% at the start to an indicated 30% at finish. Wow. Burned way more battery than I was anticipating.

And now my Trek app dashboard reads 14.3 miles and 6 hours??? After riding about an hour???

Guess I need to order a battery extender...
 

socal_rider

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Not sure if this is an anomaly given I only have one ride on the bike…

Went on my initial ride on my new Fuel 9.8 XT. Hustled through tight, leaf-covered root-fill single-track forest. Stayed in Eco the entire ride (Max 249W, assist 158% & response around 85%). Strava said I did 8.03mi, 1:05:55, 430ft. But my battery went from an indicated 90% at the start to an indicated 30% at finish. Wow. Burned way more battery than I was anticipating.

And now my Trek app dashboard reads 14.3 miles and 6 hours??? After riding about an hour???

Guess I need to order a battery extender...

They say the first ride will be less range than typical.

From the Fuel EXe FAQ: “Please note that the battery will only last to about 15% capacity the first time it is depleted. So don’t be alarmed if the range on your first ride is a little shorter than expected. After the first full depletion and subsequent charging, the battery management system will “learn” what it needs to know and will deplete all the way to 0% on future rides.”
 

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Not sure if this is an anomaly given I only have one ride on the bike…

Went on my initial ride on my new Fuel 9.8 XT. Hustled through tight, leaf-covered root-fill single-track forest. Stayed in Eco the entire ride (Max 249W, assist 158% & response around 85%). Strava said I did 8.03mi, 1:05:55, 430ft. But my battery went from an indicated 90% at the start to an indicated 30% at finish. Wow. Burned way more battery than I was anticipating.

And now my Trek app dashboard reads 14.3 miles and 6 hours??? After riding about an hour???

Guess I need to order a battery extender...
Those are pretty high settings for eco mode,not surprised you used a lot of battery if it was set to 158% assist and max 249w. Those settings are not far off how i have the max mode set
 

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Seems like the availability date for the range extender has gone out to march 2023


If this is an accurate date ,its not good for a bike that was released in june this year, to have to wait another 9 months to get a feature that was advertised at launch.
 

Swingset

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Bit of a bait and switch. Same battery and connector for all the TQ bike brands coming on board? Maybe you can get one from another brand for a better deal? Just thinking out loud.
 

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Bit of a bait and switch. Same battery and connector for all the TQ bike brands coming on board? Maybe you can get one from another brand for a better deal? Just thinking out loud.
I asked tq and trek directly today, the range extender is not expected to be available until march 10th 2023.

Tq said that in the uk all tq spares must be ordered through trek as they are handling distribution in the uk, but in europe any bike dealer can order parts direct from tq via their b2b website, but either way range extenders wont be available until march 10th 2023. Dont know what the sitution is in the rest of world.
 
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senergy

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Hopefully Australia gets a decent amount first like we did the bike.
I'd like to jump on the plane with my bike but can't until the range extender is available
 

Swingset

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One mans range extender is another mans anxiety reducer. My Husqvarna FE 501 gets between 35 and 70 mpg.....depending on what 'mode' its in.
 

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