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Flight battery capacity limitation

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E-bikes can't fly. I mean, they're not allowed on airplanes.
Most e-bikes today are somewhere around 250wh to over 500wh.

The airlines standard and limit today is 100wh and you need airline permission for 160wh batteries (I think lufthansa does that?). IATA recently updated the rules, which indicates the possibility of having a 300wh battery or two separate 160wh batteries.

I think an idea for E-bike motor designers is either to create a motor that can accept multiple 160wh batteries, then it's up to the frame designers to accommodate these smaller ones wherever they want.
Or, make the current batteries dismantlable / assemblable, so they could be taken apart for the flight.