Tips for riding an electric scooter during winter
"Since it’s currently the winter season, electric scooter riders should be aware of how the cold temperatures can affect your electric scooter’s performance."
Since it’s currently the winter season, electric scooter riders should be aware of how the cold temperatures can affect your electric scooter’s performance.
Here are some tips for riding an electric scooter during winter:
Take care of your battery
Cold temperatures affect the performance and capacity of your electric scooter battery.
So, electric scooter riders must take better care of their electric scooters and batteries during the winter season.
First of all, each unit has an ideal electric scooter temperature listed in its specifications.
When storing your electric scooter, aim to keep it inside a warm area.
This will prevent your e-scooter from freezing and from your battery depleting.
Inspect your electric scooter before riding
Even when it’s not winter, always check your electric scooter beforehand.
Make sure that your brakes, lights, tires, and controls all work well. More importantly, check if you have enough battery stored for your trip.
Remember that cold temperatures can also drain batteries easily. So it’s best to have an extra battery ready, just in case it runs out.
Battery quality determines how far you can travel before you have to recharge.
With that in mind, consider buying scooters with Lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries are light and of high density.
Despite having a small size, they can hold a lot of power. They’re also easy to maintain and have a relatively low self-discharge.
Tighten the Brakes
Braking distance increases during the winter season. To account for this change in conditions, we recommend tightening your brakes slightly.
This minor adjustment compensates for the slight increase in stopping distance, making your ride a lot safer.
You should also inspect your brakes and check that they’re in top condition.
You want them to perform at their best exactly when you need them.