Keep it chill

Speed is one of the major factors affecting electric scooter range. Riding at high speeds continuously or accelerating often will require more power and torque, which quickly depletes your battery. As a result, your range will shorten quickly.

Ride at lower speeds and avoid accelerating often. Moreover, use your electric scooter’s lowest speed mode to get the most range out of your electric scooter.

Less weight

The more weight that your electric scooter needs to carry, the more power it needs to exert to carry the weight. As a result, this depletes the battery. Remove excess items such as your bag.

Maintain the correct tyre pressure

It is important to check and maintain your electric scooter’s tyre pressure. Tyre pressure is the amount of air inside the tyre. Maintaining the correct tyre pressure will help distribute the scooter’s weight evenly, making the tyre and scooter stable and easy to manoeuvre. 

When it comes to the range, an under-inflated tyre will have more friction with the surface resulting in more power exerted by the scooter. As a result, it also affects the maximum range.

Avoid draining and overcharging the battery

Batteries decrease in capacity over time. However, draining and overcharging can decrease its capacity quicker. This tip will not extend your range, but it can prevent the battery from wearing out faster. 

To avoid this, always charge your electric scooter after every ride or when there’s at least 25% left of the battery. Even when you don’t use it often, make sure that it’s still charged. If you won’t be using it for a long while, charge it once every 2-3 months.

Don’t ride or store an electric scooter under harsh temperatures

Certain temperatures can affect your electric scooter’s battery. Riding or storing your electric scooter in very hot or very cold temperatures can decrease the battery’s capacity and lifespan.

Keep it squeaky clean

A dirty electric scooter can prevent your electric scooter from reaching its maximum range. For example, the tyres could catch dust, grass, leaves, and other dirt from the road, which could affect the performance. Making sure that your electric scooter is clean will not only maximise your range but also keep your scooter in good condition.

Save power

Finally, make it a habit to turn off your Newport Blue even if you only need to leave it for a short while. Save as much power as needed to maximise your battery. Make sure that no other functions or features are turned on if you don’t need them. This way, your battery can only focus on running your Newport Blue.

December 28, 2021 — Newport Skate