How To Make Your Electric Scooter Go Faster

Along the way with using your electric scooter, you’ll be able to discover some issues that you simply find a bit of a bother. The most prevalent one is wanting more speed. Especially in going up hills.


Electric scooters run a maximum speed at about 20 to 30 kilometers per hour (that’s 12 to 18 miles per hour, for you Imperial folks). It is also this range that defines an electric scooter as what it should really be, an Electric Scooter.

Going any faster might get you into trouble, depending on the rules in your area. It’s still better to be safe than sorry.

Electric scooters might be seen as a harmless yet big and complex toys, but going faster qualifies it as a motor vehicle, where motor transportation rules apply.

Parts of an Electric Scooter

It's important to know the parts of your electric scooter; to easily pinpoint specific problems, just for general knowledge, or to know how to improve your e-scooter.

If you’ve ever had the fascination of dismantling parts of mechanisms just to see how they work, the same principle applies in improving your electronic bike.

Except now with the help of the internet, we can tell you what parts go into the making of your electronic bike, without the need of dismantling it.

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    Batteries – source of electric power
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    Belts – also known as drive belt, connect the motor and the wheel cog. For propelling the bike
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    Brakes – mechanism to slow down or halt the electric scooter
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    Chain – connects motor
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    Chargers – For propelling the bike. Connects the motor and the wheel cog/sprocket
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    .Controllers – the mini-computer that connects all the parts into one system.
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    Motors – propelling mechanism
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    Sprockets – center point attached to wheel and driven by the motor
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    Switches – Keys or buttons to turn on the system
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    Throttles – trigger to accelerate the electric scooter
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    Tires & Tubes – rubber exterior and airtight interior
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    Wheels – host for the tire/tubes

Making My Scooter Go Zoom

(Well, it's more of a reeeeee than a broom)

There are plenty of ways to increase your electric scooter speed. Below are a collection of some ways you can do this. Note that some ideas might be similar to each other, use this as a way of comparing.

Option 1: Using a more efficient battery on a higher voltage or current motor

scooter battery charger

This is the simple answer where you replace the battery and motor with better and more powerful ones to speed up the ride.

The normal electric scooter battery pack is at 2, 12V batteries, which can be replaced with a battery pack with higher voltage.

A big note though - check if your scooter AND charger are compatible with a higher-voltage battery.

Option 2: Reversing the Question, asking “Why is my e-bike not going faster?”

It's not uncommon for electric bikes to have manufacturing deficiencies, or just a bit of wear and tear after its regular use. This is basically a way of seeing what might already be wrong with your electric scooter.

ask yourself why are you not getting faster

Curiosity killed the cat, but it will make you faster.

This could be a maintenance check on the different parts of the scooter, or it could simply just be a speed test to see how fast your bike goes.

You’ll have to lift the drive wheel, the wheel that propels the electric scooter forward, and see how fast it goes. This will help determine the “cruising speed”, which is the basis of speed when there is no wind resistance, ground resistance, and peddling involved.

Option 3: Meddle with the limit wires

limit wires

If you know what you're doing, you can mess with the limit wires.

Limit wires are wires from the controller that control the speed. Simply unplugging these wires literally takes away the limits. Again, be cautious about this.

Option 4: Using power more effectively

This means taking off a couple of things, doing a bit of adjustments to make it more aerodynamic, etc. The aim is to go lighter, sleeker, smoother, and ultimately faster.

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