What is the lifespan of an electric scooter?
There is no exact answer to this question because every electric scooter is different and so is its “life”, meaning one scooter will do a lot of miles per months all year round, and the other will do a few miles a week and spend 6 months in a warm and cozy storage.
Generally speaking, the lifespan of an electric scooter is 5 to 10 years.
So let’s find out what you can do to lengthen the lifespan of your electric scooter and what to do when the end is near.
The battery of my e-scooter needs to be replaced, now what?
The capacity of the battery decreases. This is the result of chemical crystal formation inside the battery. Charging the battery is more difficult until it eventually stops functioning altogether. In some cases, the battery does not need to be replaced completely, and replacing just a few new cells is sufficient. A piece of cake for professionals, so don’t do it yourself. In this case, contact a professional.
If your battery really gives up the ghost, you can opt for a new one. Then knock on the door of the dealer where you bought the e-scooter. Replacing a built-in battery will require a bit more work than exchanging an external battery.
The battery of an e-step
For most electric scooters Lithium-ion batteries are used. These are lightweight batteries that can contain a lot of energy and are rechargeable. Lithium-ion batteries are efficient and have a long life. They are of course not indestructible, so you should always take care of them.
The scooter can have a built-in battery or a battery that you can easily disconnect for charging. The range depends on the make and model, but on average you can drive an hour with an electric scooter.
The life of your battery depends on many different factors. How much you go out with your scooter, how your driving behavior is, and how much you charge the scooter are all determining elements. It is generally assumed that the battery of an electric scooter lasts between 2 and 3 years, depending on how frequently the scooter is used, charging cycles, and general battery care.