If you have recently purchased a top electric scooter, you may be wondering how to store it for the winter or during the rainy season. Don’t worry. We are here to simplify the process.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • If you are preparing to store an electric scooter for any period of time, there are some things you should do first.
  • Make sure the battery is charged to around 40 to 60 percent and check in on the battery every 30 days or so.
  • Choose a dry and temperate location to store the scooter, such as your home or a dedicated storage unit. It is important to avoid moisture.

Winter and Wet Weather Storage

Unless you live in Florida or another area that is temperate the whole year-round, you will have to store your electric scooter once in a while. Proper storage is important so you won’t run into such problems that require taking off the belt cog on your e-scooter.

How to Store an Electric Scooter

Here are some tips and guidelines to help you successfully store your electric scooter in the event of inclement weather, severe winters, or for any other reason.

Pick a Clean and Dry Place

You will want to find a suitable location for the scooter. We suggest a clean, dark, and dry place. Dryness should be your top concern when choosing a storage location, as any moisture can lead to rust and other catastrophic incidents. As for temperature, pick an area that is as close to room temperature as possible. You want a mild temperature to protect the scooter’s internal components, including the integrated battery. We suggest storing the scooter inside of your home somewhere, with a dedicated storage room being the second-best bet. Avoid any location that could become flooded.

Insider Tip

Be sure to charge the battery, if necessary, at each check-in.

Regularly Charge the Battery

You will want to regularly charge the scooter’s battery, trying to keep it at around 40 percent of a charge. Fully depleting a battery can significantly decrease its overall lifespan. We recommend that you charge the battery immediately before storing the scooter and then check in on it every 30 days or so. Be sure to charge the battery, if necessary, at each check-in. Try to avoid a full charge, instead stick to somewhere between 40 to 60 percent. This will ensure that your battery does not become damaged as it waits to be used again. When you’re ready to ride again make sure you use these safe guidelines on how to start an e-scooter.

Clean it Before Storage

You will want to thoroughly clean your scooter before storing it. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding cleaning liquids and be sure to pay special attention to the drying process. Make sure the scooter is completely dry before storing it. Additionally, prepare your scooter for storage by powering it down, folding it, and locking it up. You may also want to store it in the original box or throw a protective cover over it. To protect from theft, you may also want to lock it up.

Warning

You want a mild temperature to protect the scooter’s internal components, including the integrated battery.

F.A.Q.

How can you maximize electric scooter battery life?

Try to keep it charged to around 40 to 60 percent at all times, avoiding a full discharge. When being stored, check in on the battery every 30 days or so.


Can you replace electric scooter batteries?

Yes. In most cases, you will be able to replace a dilapidated battery. A scooter battery will cost around 15 to 30 percent of the cost of the scooter itself.


Can you keep an electric scooter in a house over the winter?

Yes. As a matter of fact, storing a scooter in your home is likely the best option, as you will make sure the house isn’t moist or overrun with water. Additionally, most homes are kept temperate.



STAT: When you store your electric scooter for a long period, make sure the battery is at least 40 to 60 percent charged. (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.

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