top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Boost Your Electric Scooter's Range: Adding an Extra Battery

If you're an electric scooter enthusiast, you've likely thought about how to extend your scooter's range by adding an extra battery. This can be a great way to squeeze more mileage out of your ride, but it requires careful planning and might not be suitable for all scooters. In this article, we'll guide you through the process of adding an extra battery to your electric scooter, while considering factors like compatibility, battery type, safety, and connection. Let's dive in!

Step 1: Check scooter compatibility
Before you start tinkering with your scooter, it's crucial to determine if adding an extra battery is feasible. Consult your scooter's user manual or contact the manufacturer to make sure it can handle the added power and weight. If unsure, it's best to err on the side of caution and not risk damaging your scooter or voiding the warranty.

Step 2: Choose the right battery type
You'll need to decide on the type of extra battery to add. Ideally, you want a battery with the same voltage, capacity, and chemistry as your scooter's existing battery. This will ensure the right performance and charging compatibility. Common battery types include lithium-ion (Li-ion), nickel-metal hydride (NiMH), and sealed lead acid (SLA), with Li-ion generally being the most efficient and lightweight option.

Step 3: Plan for proper mounting
Adding an extra battery will increase the scooter's total weight and can affect balance. Choose a secure mounting location to accommodate the new battery, such as the scooter's deck or under the seat. Be mindful of wires and weight distribution, as placing the battery in the wrong spot could make your scooter unstable or difficult to control.

Step 4: Safely connecting the battery
Safety is key when dealing with high voltage and current. The recommended method to connect an extra battery is to use a series connection, which means linking the positive terminal of one battery to the negative terminal of the other. This will maintain the same voltage while increasing the capacity. Be cautious during this step to avoid accidental shorts or sparks, and consider using a battery management system (BMS) to protect against overcharging and overheating.

Step 5: Test and monitor
Once your extra battery is securely installed and connected, it's vital to monitor its performance regularly. Keep an eye on the battery voltage, charging time, and the scooter's overall performance to ensure everything is running smoothly. If you notice any issues, it's essential to address them immediately to prevent potential accidents or damage to your scooter.

While adding an extra battery to your electric scooter can provide a valuable boost to its range, remember that safety and compatibility should always be your top priority. Follow the steps outlined in this article, and you'll be well on your way to enjoying longer rides on your electric scooter!

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page