How can I extend the life of the e-scooter battery?
The service life of an e-scooter battery is usually between 500 and 1000 charging cycles. Don't worry, depending on how you use it, your battery will still be functional afterwards, simply with less power than before. In this article we give you tips on how to extend the life of the battery.
Pay attention to the correct storage
It is best to store a lithium-ion battery neither too full nor too empty. Ideally, you store it between 10% and 90%. For example, if you don't drive your e-scooter for a long time over the winter, you should still recharge it from time to time. In this way you avoid a harmful deep discharge. It is also important that you do not store the battery below 5 °C. Ideally, the temperature at your storage location is between 10 and 15 °C, but never over 30 °C, as this can also have a damaging effect on the battery.
Use a gentle charging technique
It's better for the battery if you don't charge it to 100%. At the same time, you can also extend its service life by never running it completely empty (keyword "deep discharge"). Wait about 15 minutes after each ride so that the battery can cool down a bit and then recharge your battery.
Don't go full throttle too often
In the long term, it is advantageous for the life of your battery if you use full throttle sparingly. Because the maximum performance of the battery means maximum load at the same time.
ALWAYS use the dedicated charger
The chargers supplied by the manufacturer have the perfectly matched specifications and are tailored to your battery. The battery is neither undercharged nor overcharged. So avoid using a third-party charger at all costs. This can even damage or shorten the life of the battery.
Too high temperatures
Your battery is put under excessive strain when the outside temperature is very high. Cells can oxidize easily, which reduces battery capacity and thus lifespan.
As described in this article, factors such as storage, driving style, charging technology, charger and temperature affect the life of your e-scooter battery. Therefore, make sure to keep these factors in mind and apply the information from the sections to achieve long-term battery power with your e-scooter.