How Long Does It Take to Charge an Electric Scooter?

by Daniel D April 05, 2023 4 min read

Every scooter owner must know how long it will take to fully charge their electric scooter. Whether they have a super scooter that can zip quickly down the road or they’ve opted for a model that prioritizes balance and stability, their scooter’s battery will take them wherever they need to go when it is charged properly.

With electric scooters becoming increasingly popular options for transportation, having a reliable understanding of a scooter’s battery can make using them much more enjoyable and stress-free.

In this article, we will discuss how long it will take for an electric scooter to charge, how to charge an electric scooter, plus some tips and tricks to maximize its battery life.

The General Statistics on Electric Scooter Charge Times

While charge times vary between models, the average charge time is five and a half hours, sometimes taking as little as three hours. The type of battery a scooter has and whether it has died before being plugged in will affect the charge times.

Usually, a scooter should charge in under eight hours, but dead batteries can sometimes take double the normal time to fully charge.

How to Charge an Electric Scooter

  1. Power the scooter down: An electric scooter should always be turned off while charging to maintain the battery’s capabilities.
  2. Plug the charger into the outlet: Doing this before plugging the charger into the scooter can help protect a scooter’s battery life.
  3. Connect the charger to the electric scooter: This will turn on the indicator light, so it is clear that the scooter is in the process of charging.
  4. Wait until the scooter is fully charged: The battery will be fully charged when the indicator light turns green.

Tip: Don’t keep an electric scooter plugged in once it has fully charged. This can decrease the scooter’s battery life over time.

Calculating Charge Time

There is a way to know how long an electric scooter will take to charge. It’s a simple math equation that we’ll walk through. The three pieces of information needed are the battery energy capacity (Ah), the charger current (A), and the charging efficiency percent.

The battery energy capacity is measured in ampere-hours (Ah). The higher the battery capacity, the longer the charging will take. So, while higher capacity batteries can offer longer riding times, they also take longer to charge.

The charger current is the number of amps (A) a charger uses.

The charging efficiency percentage is based on the type of battery a scooter has. Knotty Scooter Co. carries models with lithium-ion batteries, which have an efficiency of 90%.

To calculate the charging time of a scooter, multiply the charger current (A) by the efficiency (90% or 0.9). Then, divide the battery energy capacity (Ah) by the number just calculated. The formula will look like this:

Ah ÷ (A x 0.9)

For example, for a battery with an energy capacity of 10.5 Ah and a charger current of 2 A, the equation would look like this:

10.5 ÷ (2 x 0.9) = 5.83

This means a battery like this would take just under six hours to fully charge.

The Charge Time for Segway Ninebot Models

The Segway Ninebot models are all highly capable electric scooters and are fan-favourites of scooter drivers everywhere, including both adults and kids. Let’s go through some of Knotty Scooter Co.’s most popular models and look at how long they take to charge.

The Segway Kickscooter is our bestselling Ninebot electric scooter and is perfect for people who want to get the best out of their battery charge. Like all Ninebot scooters made for adults, these fully charge in three to four hours. Other Ninebots that Knotty Scooter Co. sells also charge in the same amount of time, including our Ninebot GT2 electric scooter.

The Segway Ninebot electric scooters made for kids have smaller batteries, making them safer and less powerful than adult models. This usually means these models have slower top speeds and a shorter range. However, most Segway Ninebot scooters for kids, including the popular Segway Kickscooter model for younger riders, still take three to four hours to charge.

Fully charged Ninebot batteries usually last between three to seven hours when in use.

Charging Time for Kugoo Brand Models

Knotty Scooter Co. carries electric scooters from the Kugoo brand, and many of these scooters have excellent speed and range, making sure riders can get to where they need to go without much worry about the battery dying.

Since Kugoo scooters have this capability, their batteries take longer to charge than the Segway Ninebot scooter models. The average charge time for a Kugoo electric scooter is six hours.

Increasing the Efficiency of Your Battery Life

Once riders understand how long it will take to charge their scooter, there are a variety of ways they can increase the efficiency of their battery life. They can also take a few steps and strategies to preserve the power and capabilities of their battery and charger.

Here are some things that scooter owners can do:

  • Keep the charger and battery dry and away from heat.
  • Turn off the scooter while charging it.
  • Charge the battery all the way to 100% when charging.
  • Avoid third-party chargers.
  • Stop charging the battery as soon as it is full.
  • Avoid letting the battery die completely between charges.
  • When storing a battery for a long period of time, store it with some charge to it rather than none.

With this knowledge, electric scooter users can have a better idea of how to calculate the time it will take to charge their scooter, how to do so, and how to ensure their battery remains effective.

Knotty Scooter Co. has an excellent selection of scooters, many of them being Segway Ninebot electric scooters. Our Segway Kickscooters are especially popular. If the time it takes to charge the battery is a concern for riders, these models are an amazing option, as they only take three to four hours to charge. This is well below the average charge time of electric scooters.

For more information about electric scooters and to see the models that Knotty Scooter Co. has available, visit our website or contact us here.