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.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Electric scooter batteries can be charged at traditional power outlets in the home or in a public area.
  • Try to never allow the battery to fully deplete, or to reach a charge of 100 percent. Doing either can reduce the maximum capacity of the battery.
  • When not being used, store the battery in a cool and dry part of the home with a battery charge level of around 40 to 60 percent.

How to Charge an Electric Scooter Battery

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.

Insider Tip

Try not to allow the battery to fully deplete, as this can prematurely degrade the battery.

Increase Your Battery Life and Lifespan

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.

Charge the Battery Correctly

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.

Insider Tip

We recommend plugging the scooter into a power outlet when around 10 to 20 percent of the charge remains.

Store it in a Dry Place

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.

Remove the Charger From the Outlet

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.

Warning

We recommend charging the battery once every 30 days while it is being stored and checking on the battery level.

F.A.Q.

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)

Lawrence Bonk

Lawrence Bonk is a copywriter with a decade of experience in the tech space, with columns appearing in Engadget, Huffington Post and CBS, among others. He has a cat named Cinnamon.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *