1. Edit your trip
Set your starting and arrival point. You can also set stages and/or use the drag and drop feature to guide the route the way you want.
2. Select your riding style
Decide which kind of effort you are going to make for this specific trip. You can choose between four levels of effort. The human power associated to the effort levels are configured in your eBikeMaps profile. Either based on your settings or on a computation made using your age, sex, weight parameters (important not to cheat for accurate results ;).
3. Select your eBike
Choose the eBike you want to use for this specific trip. You can select an eBike among the models added to your profile. The characteristics of the eBike will be used for the computations as well as for setting the maximum assistance speed (25 km/h for European legislation eBikes, 45 km/h for S-Pedelec, etc).
4. Check your battery state
Take a look at your battery state to see if this eBike is ok for this specific trip with the above defined settings. You can also see the total time, distance, elevation and energy consumption of the trip.
Battery state ok? Great, you're ready to go! Otherwise check out step 5 below ;)
5. If necessary adapt your assistance speed
This is an optional but very useful feature. In case you do not have enough energy for the trip you are planning, you can click on the "Adapt" button in order to automatically compute which maximum assistance speed you should set in order to be able to do your trip without running out of power.
Indeed, with a lower assistance speed you will consume less, but the trip will be longer.
This video shows the main principles of the simulator: