top of page

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

Maximize the Lifespan of Your Electric Scooter: How Often Should You Charge It?

With the ever-increasing popularity of electric scooters, many users are keen on finding the best ways to maximize their scooter's battery life. A common question that comes to mind is, how often should you charge your e-scooter? The answer is not as straightforward as it might seem, as several factors determine the frequency of charging. Most importantly, it depends on your scooter's battery type, capacity, and the distance of your daily commute.

There are two main types of batteries used in e-scooters: Lithium-ion and Lead-acid. Lithium-ion batteries are more common due to their lightweight design, longer lifespan, and their ability to maintain a stable voltage during discharge. On the other hand, Lead-acid batteries are relatively heavier and have a shorter lifespan, making them less popular among e-scooter users. However, they are cheaper compared to their Lithium-ion counterparts.

To begin with, it's essential to understand your scooter's battery capacity, which is measured in Watt-hours (Wh). This determines the range your scooter can cover on a single charge. For example, if your scooter has a battery capacity of 250 Wh and consumes an average of 50 Wh for each mile traveled, it will cover roughly five miles on a full charge.

Now, let's talk about your daily commute. If you travel long distances every day, charging your e-scooter after each trip is advisable. However, if your commute is relatively short and doesn't consume much battery power, you might go for a few days without the need to recharge. As a rule of thumb, charge your e-scooter when its battery level drops to 20-30% to maintain an optimal battery life.

E-scooter manufacturers often provide specific charging guidelines in their user manuals, so be sure to follow their recommendations. It is also worth noting that Lithium-ion batteries benefit from more frequent, partial charges rather than occasional deep discharges. This helps to extend their lifespan.

Lastly, it's crucial to take care of your e-scooter's battery to ensure it serves you well for an extended period. Some tips for battery care include:

  1. Avoid overcharging your scooter by sticking to the recommended charging time.
  2. Don't expose your scooter to extreme temperatures, as high heat or cold can damage the battery.
  3. Properly store your scooter if you don't plan to use it for an extended period by leaving the battery charged between 40-60% and storing it in a cool, dry place.

In summary, there is no definitive answer to how often one should charge their e-scooter, as it largely depends on factors such as battery type, capacity, and daily usage. However, adopting proper charging habits and taking good care of your scooter's battery will significantly enhance its performance and lifespan.

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