How far you can drive your e-scooter primarily depends on the device’s battery. But there are also a few other factors that can affect the range. We explain what you need to pay attention to so that you get the best performance from your e-scooter.
General - Battery characteristics of your device
First we come to the capacity of your battery. This is given in Wh (watt hours). You can determine the Wh of your battery by multiplying the ampere hours (Ah) and the volts (V) of your battery. Using our VX2 as an example, this would be the following calculation: 13Ah*48V = 624 Wh. The capacity of the battery is therefore 624 Wh. Now the question arises as to how many watts your e-scooter uses on average, so that we can also determine an effective range estimate can. That depends heavily on the other points in this post.
1) Inflated tires
In any case, make sure that your tires are fully inflated before you set off. The tire pressure for our tires is not given in bar, but in psi (pound-force per square inch) or in kPa (kilopascal). 1 bar equals 100 kPa or 14.5038 psi.
2) Drive straight and on asphalt
It's simple physics: Uphill routes use more energy than straight routes. But the road surface is also an important factor: Your battery will last longer on slippery road surfaces such as asphalt. Because the rolling resistance on non-asphalted routes such as gravel or crushed stone requires additional energy.
3) Drive with foresight and at a leisurely pace
Those who drive consistently get further than drivers who go full throttle until just before the stop. So you can increase your range by driving a little slower and not pushing your e-scooter to its limit. Constant braking and acceleration also uses up more of the battery's capacity. You can avoid this by driving with foresight. A lot of energy is also lost when starting off. That's why it's worth pushing your e-scooter hard when starting.
4) Save weight
How much you weigh affects the range, as does the vehicle's own weight. The more weight, the more energy is required to set the e-scooter in motion. So save on luggage if you want to go on a long trip.
5) Choose the right weather
The range of the lithium-ion batteries can be reduced in cold temperatures. For example, you can reach a greater range at a temperature of 25 degrees than at 14 degrees. Back or head wind can also affect the range. Depending on the wind strength, these fluctuations are quite significant.
The range of your e-scooter will therefore vary depending on the incline, road surface, driving style, weight and weather. Not all events can be controlled, but it helps you to know these factors and to be able to better assess the performance of your battery.