6 Tips and Tricks to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Electric Scooter

by Daniel D November 09, 2022 4 min read

You may have probably noticed lately that electric scooters are starting to become the next trend, especially in big cities.

These two-wheeled scooters are the next trendy tech gadget for multiple reasons, and if you have one yourself, electric scooters provide many benefits for your daily life.

First, they save you a ton of time and money. Electric scooters are fairly cheap and are definitely more affordable than a car. Also, because they're electric, their maintenance cost is almost zero.

Plus, you'll save a ton of time and headaches by avoiding crowded commutes during rush hour. When you need to get somewhere, whether it's for work or to meet friends, you hop on your electric scooter, and you're good to go.

And on top of that, they're extremely fun to ride and reduce your energy footprint.

So, given how important these electric scooters are becoming in our daily life, it's expected that many users want to get the most out of these two-wheeled machines.

One of the most critical factors of scooters is their range, so in this article, we're going to go over the best tips and tricks to increase the range of your electric scooter to the maximum.

Tips & Tricks to Get More Range from Your Scooter

Below are all the ways you can get more range out of your electric scooter, starting from very simple methods that don't require much effort all the way to methods that are harder to pull off but can make a big difference for your scooter's maximum range:

1. Ride in optimal mode

This is one of the simplest things you can do to get more range out of your electric scooter. It may also have the added benefit of getting the best battery life possible.

This method may vary across different scooters, but the general rule of thumb is that you will have to ride in the slower, power-saving modes with lower-end scooters and faster with more expensive ones. Meaning that most scooters out there get to their maximum range when driven in their lowest speed mode.

Your best bet is to do some research and check which mode is optimal for your specific electrical scooter.

2. Get rid of unnecessary electronics

The battery is one of the most critical factors determining the range you will acquire. Obviously, the faster your battery gets drained, the less range you will get. This means you should do everything you can to use fewer electronic parts on your scooter.

For example, if you're not riding your scooter at night, make sure your lights are turned off to drain less battery life. Or make sure your Bluetooth is turned off to make the most out of your battery.

3. Keep your scooter clean

Sounds silly, right?

But it's actually one of the most essential tips on the list. Because you ride your scooter daily on crowded and dirty streets, it's not rare that dirt, dust, or garbage can get stuck on your electric scooter.

Even things like a piece of chewing gum stuck between the rear wheel, and the fender can cause massive problems with your range and your scooter's general functionalities.

The wheels are usually the most vulnerable part of the scooter to these sorts of things as they're the only part of it in constant contact with the road surface. So always ensure your wheel is squeaky clean, otherwise, you might be impeding the maximum range you can get. Also, if your electric scooter has disc brakes, check them as well.

One important thing to note is: When cleaning your electric scooter, avoid unscrewing too many internal or external parts as it can fault your warranty. Having said that, most warranties last only a year, and if you get a new scooter, you probably won't have significant dust build-up in your first year.

Also, if the battery gathers a lot of dust around it, it will heat up faster when you drive, making it less efficient and damaging your maximum driving range. Try to wipe it with a clean towel from time to time.

4. Reduce carrying weight

The more weight your scooter has to carry, the more power it needs to use in a shorter period of time to drive you around.

One thing is important to preface, though, never sacrifice range or speed for safety. Getting rid of extra weight can increase your range, but that doesn't mean you have to ride your electric scooter in your underwear and without a helmet to get a bit more range.

Avoid heavy backpacks when you use your electric scooter to squeeze a bit more range out of it too.

5. Inflate the tires

The less inflated your tires are, the more surface touches the ground when driving. This means that your scooter's tires will have more friction, resulting in less energy efficiency and less range for you to drive.

Make sure you don't overinflate your scooter's tires. Check your scooter's recommended tire pressure, and use a pump that can measure the pressure when inflation the tires.

6. Check your battery

The most crucial factor for your maximum range distance is your battery. So you have to ensure your battery isn't damaged in any way, and you should also make sure never to drain your battery entirely while driving.

All batteries suffer from inevitable wear and tear, so your electric scooter's battery will inevitably die over time. And when you drain your battery entirely after driving your scooter, you wear it faster than normal.

Also, you could upgrade your battery to get a lot more range out of your scooter. This method is the best as it dramatically increases your maximum range, but the problem is that it involves spending more money.

Final Words

Learning to ride an electric scooter is not hard at all, but knowing how to get the most out of it is something few drivers are aware of.

If you love the idea of riding an electric scooter for fun or to commute to work with it, Knotty Scooters has a wide variety of electric scooters available.

We're a factory-authorized distributor of popular electric scooter brands and always strive for complete customer satisfaction.

To see our electric scooter collection, check out our shop here.