Five Electric Scooter Range Killers


We’ve all been there. We look down at the state of charge on our electric scooter and think, “I thought I had more charge.” There are many factors that affect the range on your scooter, here are the five factors that will kill your range.

Weight

The heavier the scooter, the more power it will take to move it, and the shorter the range will be. This is because the motor has to work harder to overcome the inertia of the scooter. This also means that your weight plays a factor too. A 230 lbs (104 kg) rider shouldn’t expect the same range as a 165 lbs (75 kg) rider.

Terrain

Riding an electric scooter on a flat surface will give you the longest range. Riding on an incline will require more power from the motor, and will therefore reduce the range. The more stress you put on the motor and controller, the shorter your ride will last.

Speed

The faster you ride, the more power the motor will use, and the shorter the range will be. This is because the motor has to work harder to maintain your speed. Frequent stops and starts can also reduce your range because it takes more energy to accelerate than maintain speed.

Wind resistance

Riding an electric scooter into the wind will require more power from the motor, and will therefore reduce the range. This is because the wind is working against the scooter, making it more difficult to move. Riding into a headwind is harder than riding with the wind at your back.

Battery condition

A new battery will have a longer range than an old battery. This is because the battery will be able to hold more charge, and will therefore be able to power the scooter for a longer period of time. Be sure you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for charging to keep your battery healthy.

By taking these factors into account, you can extend the range of your electric scooter and make the most of your rides.

This article was generated using AI and may contain inaccurate information. Please leave a comment with any corrections.

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