Battery care guide for electric scooters
Most electric scooters nowadays use lithium ion batteries. As with all batteries, they will deteriorate over time so it's important to understand how you can help to extend their life and get the most out of them.
Below are some tips that we have created to help get the most out of a battery (with a little help from our friends at Tech Republic).
1: Keep your batteries at room temperature where possible.
This isn't always possible as an escooter owner however, when not riding it we would recommend storing inside at room temperature where possible rather than in a cold shed/garage as an example.
2: Think about getting a high-capacity lithium-ion battery, rather than carrying a spare or upgrading at a later date.
Something to consider when buying an escooter. It might be worth paying slightly more for a bigger battery as it might pay off in the long run and will be less hassle than changing the existing one.
3: Allow partial discharges and avoid full ones (usually)
This means your battery will last longer if you do shorter trips with regular charging to top up than if you were to let the battery get low and put on a long charge. This is sometimes hard to avoid as an escooter rider if you are using it for longer journeys however this also suggests a bigger battery may be worth investing in from the start.
4: Avoid completely discharging lithium-ion batteries
If you let your battery get too low and don't charge it then you are at risk of causing it to completely discharge. This can sometimes be irreversible so we recommend making sure that you keep your battery level topped up even if you're not regularly using it.