Does the RadCity have regenerative braking?

Yes! Using a brushless direct drive hub motor allows the RadCity to have regenerative braking enabled as a standard feature.

Regenerative braking is active on the RadCity whenever the front and/or rear brake lever is applied, which flips and electronic switch, turning the motor into a brake/generator. This feature recharges the battery pack when the brakes are applied while coming to a stop and travelling downhill.


For more information, check out the following Help Center articles on the types of motors, the type of battery, and typical riding range per battery charge

For questions about the motors, battery capacity, and range, contact Rad Power Bikes Customer Experience by email to or by phone to (800) 939-0310 x 1.


 caution_icon.png The force of the motor acting as a brake can slow down a bike by Rad Power Bikes more rapidly compared to a standard bike without regenerative braking. Because of this, riders should proceed with caution and practice using this helpful feature before traveling on public streets and hilly terrain.