How Far Can An Electric Scooter Go On One Charge

By John Oliver

February 1, 2020


How Far Can An Electric Scooter Go On One Charge

Lots of people wonder – how far can an electric scooter go on one charge? Well, it depends on the type of terrain, rider’s weight, frequent starts, and stops. Generally, electric scooters can go about 5 to 40 miles.

Getting around on an electric scooter is far more fun than a car or truck. With an electric scooter, you can avoid a heavy trafficked road and arrive at work on time. They are also inexpensive because you don’t have to refuel at a gas station. All you have to do is recharge the battery, but how long will the battery last before you’ll need to recharge it again?

In this post, we discuss how far electric scooters will go on a full charge and how to increase the range of electric scooters so that you can get the most of a fully charged battery.

How Far Will Electric Scooters Go on a Full Charge?

One question a lot of people have is – how many miles can an electric scooter go on a full charge? An electric scooter can go about 5 miles to 40 miles on a full charge. But you can find long-range models that go for about 70 to 80 miles on a single charge such as the Wolf Warrior and Dualtron Thunder.

If you are a heavy person, your scooter will have less range. The reason for this is that your weight makes the motor and battery to work hard. To ensure your e-scooter has a long-range, follow the manufacturer’s recommendations on the rider’s weight.

The battery is the most sensitive component. Conventional batteries used in electric scooters are lithium polymer and lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium batteries have longer cycle times and charge faster. They also have a high capacity, which offers a long-range to the electric scooter. The average time for charging a lithium battery for a standard e-scooter is 4 to 6 hours.

You will find that some models have dual power options, which allows for faster charging. To know if the battery is fully charged, most electric scooters have an LED display. Just check the battery indicator.

How long does electric scooters battery last – Lifespan

It’s difficult to know precisely how long your battery will last. The reason for this is that there are a lot of factors in play. They include the rider’s weight, terrain, scooter model, speed, battery capacity, and weather. On average, the lifespan of an electric scooter battery is 1 to 3 years.

How to Increase the Range of Electric Scooter

There are several ways to increase the range of your electric scooter.

Ride on Suitable Road Surfaces

The condition of the road affects the performance of your electric scooter. If the road is bumpy, your e-scooter will have less range. This is because it will consume more power. But if you travel on a bike path, pavement, or other smooth road surfaces, the scooter will consume less power.

As such, it will have a long-range. It’s essential to avoid the following terrains – grass, gravel, and icy roads. Not only will these surfaces reduce the range of your scooter, but it will wear out your wheels faster.

Upgrade Your Battery

If you are not satisfied with your battery performance, upgrade to one with a higher capacity. While it’s expensive, it less costly compared to buying a new long-range scooter. For example, if your current battery is (36V/10Ah), you can upgrade to (48V/10Ah). However, make sure your electric scooter motor is compatible with this upgrade by reading the motor’s specifications on your user manual or by reaching out to the manufacturer’s customer support.

Travel Light

An electric scooter is an ideal vehicle for errands such as grocery shopping and more. The problem is the extra weight affects the performance of the motor and battery. To have long-range on a full charge, avoid the extra weight.

Summary

An electric scooter is an urban commuter’s dream. Whether you are riding your e-scooter to the store to pick groceries or commute to work, an e-scooter is a handy vehicle. To keep up with your hectic life, you need an e-scooter with a long-range.

A new long-range model is expensive ($2500 and over). But you can increase the range of a budget scooter. To do so, upgrade the battery to a higher capacity, travel light, and ride on smooth road surfaces.

John Oliver

About the author

Electrical Engineer and father of two. John shares the love of electrical scooters, hoverbords and electric bikes with his kids and his readers here at ElectricScooterExpert.com

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