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Motorcycles in fleet: Making the most of e-scooters

To maximise the potential of electric scooters, ScootElectric recommends riders adopt a slightly different riding style to that of a conventional scooter.

The group has compiled a list of tips to ensure riders are getting the best out of their scooters:

  • High-speed riding is the main cause of accidents. It is also the most inefficient way of running an e-scooter. For the longest driving range, make sure the scooter is fully charged before use and always keep it topped up
  • Check the tyres and air pressure frequently
  • The most efficient speed is 22-25mph. Save power by accelerating gradually and avoiding sudden acceleration, especially when starting up or climbing hills
  • Try not to run at maximum speed constantly or climb steep hills at full throttle. This may overload the motor and damage other electric and mechanical components
  • Avoid parking where the temperature is high
  • Do not apply power while braking. This is likely to heat up the brake pads and lead to loss of braking efficiency. It also decreases the range
  • Avoid riding through standing water where the depth exceeds the height of the wheel hub
  • The drive control system is a sophisticated electronic device. Avoid long-term exposure to direct sunlight and periods of rain to avoid damage to the system. Do not attempt to dismantle it
    (Source: ScootElectric)
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