The electric scooter, for everyone
The proliferation of the electric scooter, a practical, economical and sustainable means of transport, has brought with it an urban fabric that has taken over most of the streets of large cities.
It is no longer the children who ask for it, but now the users are the young urbanites, but also the elderly. They use it as a means of transportation to get around in their day to day. Thus, its role as a toy was far away and now we have it as another vehicle to move around the city.
The truth is that, through the various models, brands and types of VMP, their appearance on the streets has been so quick and spontaneous that has caught more than one off guard. In fact, it is quite feasible that users begin to have several doubts about its performance and how we can do to get the most out of it, both when recharging and in use.
What can you do
So much so that no one is surprised to see these PMVs (Personal Mobility Vehicles), such as electric scooters, circulating on urban roads alongside cars or other types of vehicles. As with most electrical devices, users are looking for ways to maximize their autonomy and thus the performance of their battery.
In this way, and with the aim of being able to maximize the use of our personal vehicle and how we can make the battery included continue with the best possible state As time goes by, we are going to tell you below for some very useful tips and tricks that you will be able to get the best out of.
Don’t let the battery reach 0%
The main thing, and that something fundamental is done for everyone, is that it is important prevent the battery from being completely dischargedsince this has repercussions on its health that can finally cause it to have to be changed prematurely.
The ideal would be to keep the battery always at charge levels that oscillate between 20% and 80%. That is, as long as it is possible to load the scooter before it drops below 20%. It will also be beneficial for the battery to be fully charged (up to 100%) every so often.
Use the official charger
It is essential for battery optimization to use the original charger from the manufacturer of the electric scooter. Currently, there are several manufacturers that produce specific chargers for each of their models, thus helping to avoid overheating during the charging process and to maximize the performance level.
Therefore, in case of loss or breakage of the charger, we recommend do not use a charger made by third parties and contact technical support for help in discovering the source of the problem.
Check tire pressure
One of the most important sections and that we take the least into account is that of maintaining adequate pressure in the wheels of our electric scooter, and that will be one of the tricks with which greater efficiency you could have.
This aspect is fundamental since it is the wheels that are in constant contact with the ground, and bring the right pressure can make the grip they have optimal so that our vehicle requires the least possible effort and consequent battery consumption. These are your most suitable pressures:
- recommended pressure for 8.5″ wheels: 3.6 bar / 52.2 PSI.
- recommended pressure for 10″ wheels: 3 bar / 43.5 PSI.
Do not drive at full speed
The driving style -and also the route on which it is circulated- conditions the autonomy of the scooter. To optimize battery performance it is important to drive efficiently.
In this sense, it is recommended do not drive at full speed. Acceleration and braking should also be avoided. Ideally, the scooter should be allowed to decelerate little by little, if this is not possible, it should be braked gently.
Do not handle any of the original parts
Among the best tricks (and the ones that will also be most useful) for your electric scooter is not to manipulate them. This is because they are manufactured as standard to work in the most efficient way.
Therefore, any modification that is made can reduce the performance level of the battery. In addition, these customizations often lead to an increase in vehicle weight, which causes the engine needs more power to function properly. And this reduces battery life.