The radius or range is the distance the electric scooter can travel without adding energy to the vehicle from outside in the interim.
The range of an electric scooter is determined by the riding behavior and the riding mode. The maximum range given is always based on the standard ‘drive’ mode’ and a maximum speed of 25 km/h.
Keep in mind that in sport mode the speed and acceleration is higher which means the consumption is also a lot higher.
This can affect the range up to 50%.
What is the range of my electric scooter?
The maximum range or action radius of an electric scooter is determined by:
- Capacity of the battery
Capacity is expressed in Ah. (Amps per hour)
- The age of the battery
Depending on the quality of the battery, the capacity can decrease up to 20% per year!
The cost of an electric scooter is largely determined by the capacity and quality of the battery. So a cheap scooter is equipped with a cheap battery. Keep this in mind when purchasing an electric scooter.
How to calculate the radius or maximum range
You can easily calculate the maximum range of your scooter by multiplying the battery capacity by factors of 2 and 3.
Example: a scooter with a new battery of 7,8Ah has a maximum range between 15 and 23 km.
If the battery is already one year old then the maximum range is between 12 and 18 km.
Finally, driving behavior also affects the maximum range. In sport mode, the consumption will be a lot higher which can reduce the range up to 50%.