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.
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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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.