How to protect the battery of an Electric Scooter
1. Keep the battery fully charged
Almost every e-bike comes with lithium-ion batteries, and it's best to keep them charged to improve their lifespan—in fact, draining these batteries completely all the time can damage them.
2. Let the battery cool before charging
When you're done using an e-bike, it's usually easiest to remember to plug it in. If you can, let the battery cool down a bit (about 15 minutes) before continuing to charge it.
3. Charge your metrics
Your e-bike will have an indicator light to show when you want to see if the battery charge cycle is complete. This could be on the charger, on the battery itself, or on any monitor you might have, depending on your specific e-bike. It's worth waiting for that indicator to show a full charge, rather than assuming it's charging after a set amount of time.
4. Keep the battery away from extreme temperatures
You can still ride your e-bike in hot or cold temperatures without risking damage to the battery. However, it's best to keep the battery in a moderate temperature range as much as possible.
If the battery is regularly stored in extremely hot and cold temperatures, the battery will not function properly and will either discharge faster or not fully charge when plugged in. Naturally, this reduces battery performance and shortens life over time.
If you can, try to charge the battery in a cool place when the weather is hot to avoid the risk of overheating. When the weather is cold (close to freezing), try charging the battery and storing it near room temperature.
5. Store your battery charge
If you find that you haven't used your e-bike for a few weeks or more, try letting it charge. Every battery manufacturer and e-bike brand tends to recommend different products, but a good rule of thumb that is easy to remember is to fully charge the battery and then recharge it every now and then.