Whether you use your e-scooter for the last leg of a morning commute or for purely entertainment purposes, the attainable range is very likely to be an important statistic for scooterists alike. Although most manufacturers list a strict figure for the maximum range of their electric scooters, the real-world-range can vary quite dramatically; this is something I'll discuss further on in this article.
What do I need to know?
- Battery life is highly dependant on load, environment and drive style.
- Ensuring proper scooter maintenance will encourage battery efficiency.
- Lithium Ion (Li-ion) batteries will require maintenance and should be kept above 10% charge at all times.
- Subtle (rather than sudden) changes in speed will use much less battery power
- Additional batteries can be sourced to greatly improve the mileage of your scooter.
What range should I be getting from my Decent X7 electric scooter?
Unfortunately, an answer to this question isn't quite as simple as it seems. Factors such as load, environment and drive style will have a noticeable effect on the mileage that your scooter is able to achieve. These are certainly far from the only factors which will affect the range of your e-scooter as well. The battery included with the Decent e-scooter is a Lithium Ion (Li-ion) which is generally a very sturdy and reliable battery type with a high discharge rate, however, if they aren't looked after, they can quickly lose much of their capacity.
When planning for a journey, we would recommend considering the nature of the trip. Is the journey relatively flat? How far are you looking to travel? Are you carrying anything heavy? Have you checked the pressure of the tyres on your scooter? If a journey is particularly hilly or bumpy, then the likely mileage that you will attain with your scooter will be less than what is quoted by the manufacturer.
What can I do to improve the battery life of my scooter?
If you are panicking that you won't a make full journey that is hilly, bumpy and long, please don't fret, there is certainly things you can do to improve your attainable mileage. Periods of heavy acceleration and braking will diminish the battery faster than necessary. If your journey also involves frequent 'stops and starts' it may be greatly beneficial to use either the Drive or Eco mode on your scooter. Small changes like this could definitely improve the run-time you are able to achieve from your Decent X7 electric scooter.
Alternatively, the user removable battery of the Decent X7/One allows for additional batteries to be added to your travels. There are options for either a direct replacement of the 5.0Ah battery or, for those longer journeys, an upgraded 6.4Ah battery. The upgraded 6.4Ah battery can provide between 20%-30% additional battery life in comparison to the standard 5.0Ah battery.
We would greatly recommend for anyone reading this article to also read our article relating to battery maintenance. Much of what is to be learnt from that article is very applicable here also. Having good battery maintenance habits will do wonders for the battery life you will achieve. For a link to this article, please click here.
I have more questions, who do I ask?
Please don't hesitate to open a ticket with ourselves, we will do our best to answer whatever query that you may have.