top of page

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

Converting an Electric Scooter to Gas Power: A Detailed Guide

In the evolving world of personal transport, electric scooters have gained popularity due to their efficiency, affordability, and eco-friendly nature. However, some enthusiasts ponder the possibility of converting their electric scooters to run on gas-powered scooters However, some enthusiasts ponder the possibility of converting their electric scooters to run on gas-powered scooters for various reasons, such as longer range or greater power. If you're considering such a transition, it's essential to understand the complex process and the implications it carries.

Conversion Considerations:
Before diving into the conversion process, it's crucial to understand that changing an electric scooter to a gas-powered scooter is not a simple plug-and-play task. This type of modification involves significant changes to the scooter's structure, powertrain, and operation. Moreover, legalities come into play as gas-powered scooters have different regulations compared to electric ones, such as emissions standards and licensing requirements.

Conversion Steps:

  1. Research and Planning: Begin with thorough research on the legal requirements in your region for gas-powered scooters. Once you've gathered the necessary legal information, plan out your conversion by identifying the components you'll need, such as a gas engine, fuel tank, exhaust system, and new mounting brackets.

  2. Dismantling the Electric Components: Carefully remove all electric components, including the battery, motor, wiring, and control systems. This process requires acute attention to detail to avoid damage to the frame or other parts that will be reused.

  3. Frame Modification: The frame of an electric scooter is not designed to house a gas engine. You'll need to modify or reinforce the frame to accommodate the new power source, considering the engine size, weight, and mounting points.

  1. Engine Installation: Choose an engine that fits the size and weight capacity of your scooter. Secure the engine onto the frame with the necessary brackets. Ensure all connections are tight and the engine is well-seated.

  2. Fuel System and Exhaust: Install a fuel tank that can be safely placed on the scooter, alongside the required fuel lines leading to the engine. An appropriate exhaust system is vital for channeling exhaust gases away from the rider and meeting noise and emissions standards.

  3. Final Assembly and Testing: With the mechanical components in place, you'll need to connect the throttle, gear system (if applicable), and brakes. Test the scooter to ensure all parts function harmoniously and make adjustments where necessary.

Please be aware that such a conversion will void most manufacturer warranties and could render the scooter illegal or unsafe for road use. The cost and effort involved make this a project suitable only for those with mechanical expertise and a deep understanding of both gas and electric vehicular systems.

Legal and Safety Implications:
Upon completion, check with the local DMV or equivalent transportation authority to register the modified scooter, if required. It is also advisable to contact your insurance provider to understand how the conversion affects your coverage.

Transitioning from an electric scooter to gas power is a complex undertaking that involves mechanical prowess, as well as a sound understanding of the safety and legalities involved. For most riders, the benefits of electric scootersFor most riders, the benefits of electric scooters —a simpler design, zero emissions, and low maintenance—far outweigh the potential gains from a gas-powered conversion. If you're set on this transformation, prepare for a challenging yet rewarding project.

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