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4 Ways to extend the battery life of Your Electric Scooter

Mar 26,2019

Electric foldable scooters are getting a lot of attention for their easy-to-fold, easy-to-travel and low-carbon lifestyle properties, and the market has been booming. However, there are so many brands of scooters, and the quality varies widely. To choose a reliable electric scooter, it is very important to choose a suitable battery. Because it determines the EV’s charging time, range, number of charges, battery capacity, life expectancy, and a whole range of other things you might want to consider. What should we consider when purchasing electric scooters? Don’t worry. The  editor of Smilescooter will share his tips.

What kind of batteries do you use for your electric car?

  1. Lithium batteries and lead-acid batteries are the main types of batteries currently on the market.
  2. among them: The 18650 battery pack, which is used by the Tesla Motors, is a more upscale battery.
  3. lead-acid batteries are the worst and the least safe.
  4. followed by Ordinary lithium-ion batteries.

In general, some well-known brands of scooters for safety considerations will mostly use lithium batteries. In 2015, most of the accidents we saw from the news were caused by faulty batteries.

How can we extend battery life?

  • Charge in time

The batteries of electric scooters undergo an obvious vulcanization reaction after 12 hours of use. The phenomenon can be eliminated by timely charging, if not, the vulcanized crystal will accumulate and gradually get so thick that the battery life of the electric scooter will be affected as well as a decline in battery’s capacity, thus affecting the electric scooter journey experience. So, in addition to charging regularly, make sure to charge as soon as you can after the battery is used up, so that the battery stays healthy.

  • Protect the charger

Many Electric Scooter riders focus on the battery, but ignore the charger, which is fine if it doesn’t need to charge. Electronics generally age after a few years of use, and chargers are no exception. If you have a problem with your charger, it could leave your scooter battery undercharged or bulging. This, of course, also affects battery life.

  • Choose your charger carefully

Manufacturers of electric scooters typically have a customized specification for chargers, so don’t replace them with another when you don’t know what model it is.

  • Carry out 3 ~ 5 times full charge and discharge first times you use it.

Generally speaking, it is confirmed that the battery needs to be activated, but this is not the user’s job. The lithium-ion battery is activated before it leaves the factory. However, due to the time difference in transportation or other reasons, sometimes, when the battery gets to the user’s hands it has already been 1-6 months since it left the factory. Because the electrode material of the battery might be passivated, therefore, it is recommended that the first-use battery be fully charged and then discharged 3 ~ 5 times in order to eliminate the passivation of electrode materials and achieve the maximum capacity.

Characteristics of scooter batteries of Smilescooter

  1. Lithium batteries with high performance and safety.
  2. High quality spare parts providers. The Electric Scooter of the Smilescooter uses high-quality Lithium batteries. To meet the needs of different markets, Three types of batteriesare available: the original LG battery, Panasonic Battery, and the China produced high-quality battery with 3C quality certification.
  3. Unique, patented design of detachable battery: Most batteries on the market are at the bottom of the pedals, like Xiaomi’s, which wades through water and can easily be scrapped. Over bumpy roads, they can easily collide with the bottom of the pedals, and it costs one hundred bucks to replace a battery. The design of placing the battery in the vertical pole not only has the visual aesthetic feeling, but also can better protect the battery.  
  4. No discharge while the battery is removed, high factor of safety.


Batteries are key components of electric scooters, so taking full advantage of favorable conditions will extend the battery life of electric scooters.

We regularly maintain electric scooters in our daily life to make your scooter run better even if your electric scooter now has excellent performance, quality assurance, but nevertheless still needs your watchful care to maximize its full potential.

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