Whether you’re planning on taking your electric bike or electric scooter out for a long, scenic ride, you’ll want your battery to last as long as possible. The more powerful and resilient your battery is, the more you’ll be able to enjoy the adventure without worrying about problems — like pushing up that next hill.
Fortunately, there are many simple ways to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your eBike or eScooter battery. From maximizing its range to charging it properly, every step you take when caring for your battery is crucial to its effectiveness. Here are some guidelines to help you get started before you hit the road.
Check Your Tires
When it comes to boosting the range of your battery, one of the
most important steps you can take is adjusting the tire pressure. Riding on
flattened tires can make it seem like you’re slogging through mud,
increasing the need for motor assistance. And overly pumped tires can feel
like you’re riding on a washboard. Both of these situations can quickly
take the fun out of your ride.
recommended tire pressure range should be printed on the side of your
tires, and you shouldn’t ever go over the maximum amount. But within that
range, you have plenty of wriggle room, and different riding situations call
for different adjustments.
- Road surface: Are you
shredding downhill over roots and rocks on your SWAGTRON® EB6
Fat-Tire eBike, or are you taking the scenic rails-to-trails blacktop
pathway? Basically, the rougher the road, the less tires pressure you need to
help reduce vibration transfer.
- Weight: OK, we won’t
ask the exact number, but the more you weigh, the higher pressure you need.
conditions: Wet roads can get slick. By lowering your tire pressure,
you can increase the amount of rubber that connects with the road,
giving a whole new meaning to “where the rubber meets the road.”
FURTHER READING: Learn more of why tire inflation is important here.
Charge Your Battery Immediately
Choosing the right time to charge your eScooter or eBike battery
can boost its effectiveness dramatically. Generally speaking, it’s best to
charge your battery as soon as you come home from a ride. This gives you plenty
of time to fully replenish your battery before you take out your equipment for
eBike and eScooter batteries need at least three full hours to charge
completely. Make sure that you leave yours plugged in long enough to keep
your eRideable running at full capacity.
Use Manual Power
The type of power you use is another important factor in boosting
battery life. It’s a good idea to use manual power as often as possible when
riding your eBike as this can greatly extend the life of your
battery. You were planning on burning some calories anyway, right?
manual power shouldn’t be relied on at all times. Be sure to switch to pedal-to-go
(pedal assist) whenever you’re facing a particularly steep incline. Electric
power gives you the strength needed to push through tough hills successfully
and that’s what riding an electric cycle or scooter is all about. If you have
an eBike with gear shifts — like our EB7 Plus
or EB11 Cruiser
with Shimano Gears — be sure to adjust the gear accordingly.
Use the “Push-to-Start” Feature
If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to get the most out
of your electric battery, check this out. Some SWAGTRON® eScooters, such
as the Swagger 8
Foldable Electric Scooter, include a “push-to-start” feature, which can give you
10-25% more range off of your battery.
you engage the push-to-start mode, your eScooters’s motor becomes
motion-activated. When you reach speeds of 1.8 miles per hour via manual power,
the electric motor turns on. This feature helps cut down on battery power
significantly by ensuring that the motor only runs when it needs to.
Choose eBikes or eScooters With Replaceable Batteries
You can optimize your battery use by choosing eBikes or
eScooters that come with replaceable batteries. This makes it easy for you to
switch out your power supply if it’s drained or isn’t living up to its full
potential. With these rideables, we took great pains to engineer efficient
batteries that can fit in your backpack or messenger bag.
our eScooters and eBikes come with replaceable batteries. For example,
the Swagger 7
Folding Electric Kick Scooter includes a removable battery and a dual brake system to help make
every ride more enjoyable.
eBike model with a replaceable battery is the EB5 Pro Plus
Folding City & Campus eBike. This bike’s removable battery has a convenient carry handle
for effortless transportation and storage. Switching out your battery
whenever necessary is easier than ever with this model.
find the right eBike or eScooter with a removable battery, be sure to explore
all of your options and carefully consider every feature. eBikes and
eScooters come with several useful add-ons to help enhance your riding
experience while allowing you to extend your battery life.
Boost the Lifespan of your eBike or eScooter Battery
Taking proper care of your bike and following these guidelines can
help you get the most out of your eScooter or eBike battery. No matter which
model you choose, it’s crucial to explore all of its features to ensure that
you’re getting maximum enjoyment from your electric ride.