I have a 24V custom e-bike set up on my trike that is basically used as a peddle assist. I often pull a trailer with a total load of about 200-250 pounds including my own weight & full trailer load w child, groceries, etc. With my current set up and brand new 24v batteries, I can get a little over 3 miles before depleating the batteries.
I'd like to increase my mileage and was wondering if it was possible to do this by adding another 12v battery to my set up? Will this burn out my motor, set me on fire, etc? =) Also, if this is a possibility, about how much more distance could I get from one more battery? Is it worth the $70 price tag?
Any ideas that don't include a whole new set up or front wheel hub kit,etc? I want to run my current set up/motor into the ground before I consider upgrading everything.