EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE AUTONOMY OF YOUR ELECTRIC SCOOTER

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DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT AUTONOMY IN AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER?

Range refers to the distance you can travel on a full charge of your scooter’s battery. Sometimes some users request the autonomy of the equipment measured in time; but in this way, an exact calculation cannot be made given certain conditions and variants that we explain below. For this reason, autonomy will always be expressed in the number of kilometers you can travel.

THE SPEED AT WHICH YOU MOVE.

It is not the same to move at 15 km/h than at 25 km/h, while you move at a slower speed, you demand less power from the motor and therefore the battery consumption is lower. If you take your equipment at maximum speed, the motor would be working with all its power and for this, it would be consuming a greater amount of load. For this reason, the faster the movement speed, the greater the battery consumption.

Note: Consider that the higher the speed requirement (Maximum Driving Mode), the lower the battery performance (less autonomy).

THE WEIGHT OF THE USER.

The autonomy offered for our equipment is based on tests carried out with users of 70 Kg. You must take into account that a heavier user generates more resistance to the motor for displacement and this makes the motor need more power and therefore greater consumption of energy. battery to generate the movement. It is not the same motor effort to perform the movement with 100 Kg as with 70 Kg on the platform.

THE SLOPE AND TYPE OF TERRAIN.

When you carry your equipment on a downward slope (downhill), the motor does not need to make more effort to move the equipment; in this case, the battery consumption is much lower. When you move on terrain with an upward slope (uphill), the motor requires more effort to move and consumes a higher percentage of the load.

In many cases, you may think that your course is flat, but generally, all-terrain has some degree of incline. You should also take into account when bridges, elevated or some sections with an incline are included in the journey you make, all of this will influence the duration of your battery.

Regarding the type of terrain, the consumption of the load is higher if you drive on a dirt terrain or with irregular pavement where the equipment requires a greater effort. Contrary to driving on a well-paved and conditioned terrain for handling this type of transport where the effort of the engine would be less.

THE WAY OF DRIVING, THE INTERRUPTIONS IN THE DISPLACEMENT, AND THE WEATHER.

If you drive your scooter through a section with interruptions that require you to constantly stop and accelerate again from zero, you would also be consuming more battery. During startup, the computer consumes a little more load than in regular scrolling. In the same way, if you tend to constantly accelerate and decelerate, you will not be able to measure the exact autonomy of your equipment since you would move at inconsistent speeds.

Driving your scooter in a fast and rough way will consume more energy; On the other hand, smooth driving without taking it to the speed limit will allow you to have greater autonomy.

When we talk about the weather in relation to the autonomy of this type of equipment, the reference is directly about the wind. If we move with gusts of wind of 40 km/h against our displacement, this generates resistance to the movement of the scooter, so the motor will exert more force when trying to move forward against the wind and this will be reflected in greater consumption of the battery charge.

Our recommendation is that before purchasing an electric scooter you should check under what conditions you can achieve the autonomy offered. In the technical specifications, they can indicate that the maximum autonomy is 20 km, but it will not be the same for a 60 kg person as for a 100 Kg person. It will not have the same performance if you travel at 15 km/h as if you travel at a speed of 30 km/h. For these reasons it is important that you consult the conditions to have the autonomy offered and thus determine if it meets your requirement