In fact, electric scooters can be found everywhere.
You can hardly pass your neighbour house, a coffee shop or go to the mall without seeing one or more electric scooters.
The features of portability, convenience, environmental friendliness and budget friendly are attracting more people to buy an electric scooter that makes their life more enjoyable and convenient.
You can ride your electric scooter to and from work, to shop and gym etc. Especially in crowded cities, electric scooters can be commuters’ dream.
Of course, apart from the fact that electric scooters can give you a good riding experience, how fast can they go?
Riding speed is more than simply a parameter in the manual. Many factors can affect the actual speed of an electric scooter. Let's see what factors can affect our riding speed.
Factors that affect the speed of an electric scooter
Do your electric scooter have a seat？
Actually, a seat adds considerable weight to an electric scooter which will indeed impact the top speed that you care about.
If you try dismantling the seat, you may experience a faster speed that you haven’t found before. Therefore, the more weight on the vehicle, the slower the electric scooter will be. It is common that a lighter person can achieve higher speeds on the same scooter compared to a heavier person.
Is your electric scooter's battery fully charged?
We often find that when the battery is almost dead, even when the accelerator handlebar is set to the fastest position, the speed does not come up. It is because the electric scooter controller has under-voltage protection, for example the 48V battery under-voltage point is at 42V. The scooter slows down when the remaining battery reaches the under-voltage point, which is a form of battery protection.
What is the wattage of the motor on your electric scooter?
Electric scooters without seat often have an average motor power of around 250 watts; a large scooter with a seat can reach up to 500 watts.
Generally speaking, the higher the wattage, the more power the engine has, the faster the speed it can drive. In theory, a higher wattage motor should give you higher speed.
Of course, there are many other factors that can affect the speed of an electric scooter, internally or externally.
Internal factors, such as the scooter’s weight and the adequacy of the tire pressure of the inflated tires. External factors, such as adverse weather conditions such as headwinds and uneven road can also reduce the actual speed of the scooter.
A flat and windy downhill road will make you feel like flying. And you have to be careful and avoid accidentally throw yourself off.
How fast do electric scooters go from KUGOO?
What else to consider when buying an fast electric scooter?
Apart from the speed factor, we often consider some other factors before buying an electric scooter.
- Where would you ride your electric scooter?
- Portability: Is it foldable? Is it light?
- Braking system: What type of braking system and how effective is it?
- What is the maximum range of the electric scooter?
How fast do electric scooters go? The answer is: it depends.
The speed of an electric scooter can be influenced by many impacts In actual riding conditions. But the speed in the manual does help you to know the approximate speed of the e-scooter that you gonna buy.