Lithium-ion batteries in the sizes we sell typically have a lifespan of 400-700 charging cycles. Due to the chemistry inherent in the batteries, it is normal that capacity and resultant range of the battery will reduce throughout its lifetime.
There is a lot of technical information on how to prolong battery lifespan - for all the details, have a look at this article.
The most straight forward tips are as follows:
- batteries like it cool - do not let it get too hot while in use, or while charging. While lithium batteries handle cold weather better than most battery chemistries, temperature too high or low still compromise their ability to store and release energy, storing your scooter at 50 F - 70 F is optimal.
- batteries need to breathe. That's why your scooter is water-resistant (ip53), not water-proof. The battery needs air flow, keeping it cooled down.
- batteries cannot get wet, do not ride thru water puddles or snow where moisture will splash up onto the battery. This will void your warranty.
- charge slow if possible. The smaller the battery pack (in Ah) the slower it likes to be charged. If you are concerned about battery life, use the normal 2A chargers coming with our electric scooters.
- don't overcharge - our chargers will turn off automatically when the battery is full but you should still remove them after 24h max.
Li-ion batteries will slowly discharge over time. Don't let your battery run completely empty. If you are storing your scooter for a long time, we recommend checking the charge every 3 months and re-charging if necessary.