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Electric Scooter Longevity: How Long Do They Last?

Electric scooters have become increasingly popular as an environmentally friendly, convenient, and fun mode of transportation. They're perfect for urban commuting, allowing riders to zip around city streets with ease. But, how long can they last? In this article, we will discuss electric scooter longevity, factors that affect it and ways to extend their lifespan.

An electric scooter's battery life is perhaps the biggest factor in determining how long it will last. A quality scooter can have a battery life of up to 2-3 years if maintained properly. This enables it to reach between 300-500 full charge cycles before seeing a significant drop in performance. However, this number can vary depending on factors such as battery type, frequency of usage, and the scooter's power requirements.

The motor of an electric scooter is another critical factor that determines longevity. High-quality brushless motors not only offer a more efficient and powerful performance, but they are also known to last longer compared to brushed motors. A brushless motor can potentially last up to 10,000 miles, while a brushed motor’s lifespan is generally around 2,000 to 3,000 miles.

External factors can also impact electric scooter longevity, such as environmental conditions, terrain, and the rider's weight. Exposure to harsh weather conditions, rough terrains, and heavy loads can put additional strain on the scooter and cause it to wear out faster. Therefore, it is essential to store the scooter properly and use it within its recommended weight capacity to prolong its lifespan.

Routine maintenance is crucial in extending an electric scooter's life. Keeping the tires properly inflated, regularly checking and adjusting brake pads, and ensuring that all moving parts are adequately lubricated can help prevent premature wear and tear. Be sure to also follow the manufacturer's recommendations for routine servicing and address any potential issues promptly.

To sum up, electric scooters can last for an extended period of time, given the right care and conditions. Battery and motor quality play a significant role in determining their longevity, but factors like usage, environment and regular maintenance also contribute significantly. By taking care of your electric scooter, you can ensure many years of enjoyable, hassle-free rides.

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