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How Fast Can An Electric Scooter Go


Speed, speed, speed. It’s mainly about speed. Those considering to get an electric scooter want to know how fast their e-scooter of choice can go. The faster an electric scooter for adults goes, the quicker one will be able to arrive at his/her destination, smoothly.


Knowing more about electric scooter speed will allow you to find the right top speed you need in an e-scooter. There is no better time to learn more about electric scooter speed than now-- starting with how fast an electric scooter goes.


The e-scooter speed would depend on the brand, model, and purpose of the e-scooter.

The Mearth S Series entry level e-scooters which are also considered commuter electric scooters can reach up to 32 kph. While the long-range electric scooters like Mearth’s RS Series can go up to 45 kph. Meanwhile, the GTS Series, certified on-and-off-road electric scooters are very popular with experienced and adventure-seeking riders, and they can even go over 70 kph.


E-scooters in Australia have a default top speed of 25 kph in compliance with Australian e-scooter law. In some states a slower speed limit is set. Rule of thumb: make sure to know, and follow your city’s e-scooter speed limit before buying an electric scooter online or on site.


When riding in public, the best speed that you should ride at is between 20-25 kph. Riding at a higher speed in public can result in accidents, as you will have less time to react to unexpected changes in road conditions. You can only go a bit over the allowable speed limit if you are riding on private property.


The big question: Can I make my electric scooter go faster?


Yes, but. The built-in, hidden speed limiter prevent riders from going over the law’s recommended top speed. If you want to make your electric scooter go faster, you need to either remove or deactivate the speed limiter. The thing is, each e-scooter is built differently. Which means there is no standard way of removing the limiter. If your e-scooter has a DC (direct current) type of motor, you need to locate the sensor on the wheels' transmission system. The sensor detects how fast the wheel rotates and signals the processor to limit the e-scooter speed. Better get professional help on this.


Remember that removing the speed limiter means you could be putting yourself at a higher risk of getting hurt in case of an accident. What’s more, going at a higher speed will drain the battery faster. Reminder, use only the real top speed of your e-scooter on private property, and always follow your e-scooter's speed limit. Make it a habit to wear a helmet and a safety gear when riding.


Some electric scooters allow riders to attach an extra battery to extend their trips. If your e-scooter has an extra slot for a battery (Mearth premium electric scooters have swappable batteries), take advantage of this and maximize your e-scooter’s capacity. Having more energy sources allows your e-scooter to reach higher speeds.

Again, make sure to buy the original battery meant for your e-scooter to avoid complications with your e-scooter. It’s advisable to buy from the manufacturer or a legitimate retailer. Always make sure to fully charge your extra battery before you use it. Also, take note that bringing an extra battery means it will add to the weight.


Next big question: What affects an e-scooter’s speed?


There are three reasons that directly affect the speed of an e-scooter:


First, rider weight.

A heavy load results in a slower speed and less range since the e-scooter works twice as hard. In the manufacturer’s manual, the maximum weight capacity of an e-scooter is stated. Early on, check your e-scooter’s weight capacity and avoid exceeding the allowable weight so as to maximize your e-scooter’s performance. A heavy weight will drain the battery quicker and thus, reduce your top speed.


Do not attempt to go over the electric scooter’s weight limit. Choose to get an e-scooter with a heavy max load capacity. For example, one of the best electric scooters with a high max load limit is the top-performing, sturdy, on-and-off-terrain Mearth GTS Series with a 150 kg max load capacity.


Second, battery level.

As your battery power gets drained, you will notice how your speed and power diminishes as well. This is because you have fewer energy sources to carry on more powerful functions. One way to avoid this is to replace the battery with a new one.


Mearth offers premium electric scooters like the entry level S Series, the RS Series long-range e-scooters, and the on-and-off-terrain GTS Series offers an easily swappable battery system that allows you to switch to a fully charged battery at any given time, during your trip. Now, you’re always good to go.


Third, terrain.

Riding your electric scooter through uneven roads, muddy paths, and steep inclines will have an impact on your speed. Compared to riding on flat and smooth surfaces, like the ground, these rough terrains will limit the speed of the e-scooter as it tries to traverse them.


Other e-scooters on the market with a smaller motor and tire size will always have a difficult time going at high speeds on jagged paths and hills. That’s why it is recommended to get the road champion, Mearth GTS Max the best dual motor off-road electric scooter if you plan on riding beyond the city’s streets.


Are electric scooters safe?


Yes. Electric scooters like Mearth finest, top-tier, high-performing personal micromobile rides are designed to be safe, sturdy, durable, and reliable. Riders however, should ensure that they follow the e-scooter laws and traffic rules in their respective cities, to avoid collisions or accidents, injuries, and penalties.


Learn more about the electric scooter law in Australia to know the speed limit per state and territory.Check this out.