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Electric scooters do not need gasoline or petrol in order to function. Instead, the best modern scooters operate via a battery and a stored electric charge.
Charging an electric scooter battery couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is simply plug it into the nearest power outlet. This can be done at home or out and about. Many public locations have recently dispersed standard charging outlets for the purpose of charging electric scooters, electric bikes, and other personal transportation vehicles.
Try not to allow the battery to fully deplete, as this can prematurely degrade the battery.
Electric scooter batteries begin to degrade after 300 to 500 charging cycles. Here are some tips and guidelines to follow to make sure you fall on the latter end of that spectrum. And here are more tips to know about the safety concerns and risks to do with electric scooters.
You should take care to correctly charge the battery. Try not to allow the battery to fully deplete, as this can prematurely degrade the battery. We recommend plugging the scooter into a power outlet when around 10 to 20 percent of the charge remains. On the other hand, you should also avoid fully charging the battery if possible. Keep the battery in that sweet spot of 10 to 90 percent charged. This way, you will avoid engaging in further charging cycles which will increase the life of your battery. FYI, regenerative braking systems can also help increase the battery life of a scooter.
We recommend plugging the scooter into a power outlet when around 10 to 20 percent of the charge remains.
You should store the scooter in a dry and cool place in between rides or during the winter months when it is not often being used. We recommend charging the battery once every 30 days while it is being stored and checking on the battery level. The ideal battery charge level to shoot for is around 40 to 60 percent. If you are storing the scooter and you fall below or rise above that metric you may complete a charging cycle, which will decrease the lifespan of your battery.
One common mistake most new scooter owners make is to leave the charger plugged into the power outlet after the scooter has been charged and removed. We advise that you pull the charger away from a power source as soon as the scooter is done charging. Otherwise, you could degrade some of the components embedded in the charger. The cathode could degrade and the maximum capacity could be lessened.
We recommend charging the battery once every 30 days while it is being stored and checking on the battery level.
How much do electric scooter batteries cost?
The lithium battery packs that accompany electric scooters can be on the expensive side. Expect a replacement battery to cost around one-quarter to one-third of the price of the scooter itself.
How long does an electric scooter charge last?
This will vary depending on your scooter, your battery, and what kind of riding you have been doing. Generally speaking, an electric scooter charge will last anywhere from five to 40 miles.
How long does an electric scooter battery last?
A common electric scooter battery will begin to degrade after 300 to 500 charging cycles. It will still work, though the efficiency will begin to rapidly decrease.
STAT: You can prolong the battery life by operating it between 30% to 80% of its capacity. (source)