How long does the EV battery last?

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The first question that pops in anyone’s mind when an electrical vehicle is mentioned, is whether it is convenient or not. What do we do if our battery charge drains? How long does it even last? On average, with one single charge, you might get anywhere between 1 and 4 hours of riding your scooter at economic speed. However, as the battery starts wearing down, the autonomy decreases, so that you won’t get more than 1-2 hours in total after a while.

There are two types of batteries used in electric scooters – Lithium ion batteries, and lead-acid ones. Lead-acid batteries have a shorter lifespan than the Li-Ion ones but they are Cheaper, which makes them the primary and ideal choice for manufacturers. Lithium Ion batteries represent a better choice for heavy users and, even though they are expensive and will last you longer in the future. These are also easy to maintain, as opposed to some lead-acid ones.

The battery charge and usage varies massively depending on the type of scooter you operate, the battery type, and the speed at which you ride.

Properly looking after the battery and learning how to correctly charge & maintain it each time can extend a battery lifespan.

Source: webpage – the scooterist