The number of people who use electric scooters is increasing day in and day out. People of all ages love to ride electric scooters. But have you ever wondered why a small motorized vehicle is becoming so popular, not only in the United States but across the entire world?
There are plenty of reasons! Electric scooters are an environmentally friendly form of transportation, helps you pass through traffic and get to your destination quickly, and almost anyone can ride one. In most states in the United States, you don’t even require a driver’s license to drive an electric scooter on the street. If you are under 16, you also need a helmet and a few other protective accessories to drive an electric scooter.
Electric scooters are limited by law to a speed below 30 mph in most states. But that just means that you can’t ride them on roads at that speed; you can always drive them faster off-road or at electric scooter races. That’s why you might want to increase your speed beyond the set limit.
Well, there are plenty of ways you can increase the speed. Before we share them, however, a cautionary note: always ride your electric scooter responsibly, always wear a helmet and obey local laws. The tips and tricks I am about to share are not intended to be used for any illegal activities.
How to Make an Electric Scooter go Faster?
#1. Remove the Speed Limiter from Your Electric Scooter
Your electric scooter can go at a much higher speed than you’d expect, but you may not be aware of it.
The manufacturers fix the speed limiter in your electric vehicle because most states in the United States have set the legal maximum speed as 25 – 30 mph. If you drive more than the top speed limit on the street, you may need to pay a fine for it.
Of course, going at a higher-than-legal speed on roads is not safe for you, fellow motorists, or pedestrians. The speed limiter on your electric scooter is meant to prevent your vehicle from reaching its actual top speed.
But for those people who live in cities where driving at speeds above 30 mph on an electric scooter is not illegal, you don’t have to worry about the speed limiter. Even if your manufacturer has installed one on the scooter, you can increase your speed by removing it.
In cities with a speed limit, you can always drive at higher speeds off-road or at race tracks. There also, removing the speed limiter is a great option. Your electric scooter will have better performance in these situations.
So let’s see how to remove the speed limiter of an electric scooter. You just have to follow a few simple steps.
How to Remove the Speed Limiter From an Electric Scooter?
For removing the speed limiter from an electric scooter, you need to have two things: a screwdriver and a pincer. With these two simple tools, you can easily remove the speed limiter from your electric scooter.
The steps are as follows:
- You need to first remove the cross head screws from the deck of the electric scooter with a screwdriver.
- You will see a casing towards the front wheel. You need to open that casing. After opening, you will see white wires.
- Pull the white wire and cut it from its base with the pincer.
- Now there are several other wires. Just tape all those wires together and close your casing.
- Now put all the cross head screws back in the deck of your electric scooter. Make sure they are as tight as possible (without stripping the screws).
After following these steps, your electric scooter will move at a faster speed. As a result, you can travel longer distances in less time.
Razor Electric Scooter Speed Limiter Removal
- Remove all the screws from the deck of your electric scooter.
- Remove the metal bracket.
- After removing, you will see a speed connector that connects with the battery.
- Now remove all the plugs and unscrew your speed limiter.
- After opening the speed limiter, remove the piece of metal which connects the wire to your electric scooter.
- Put all the screws and other bits back in place.
- Try your electric scooter on the roads. You will see the difference.
The maximum speed of your electric scooter will have significantly increased!
#2. Increase the Power of Your Battery
You can increase the power of your battery by increasing the voltage. If your battery’s voltage is low, then your electric scooter cannot move at a higher speed. So you should replace it with a battery with high voltage to give your electric scooter more power.
#3. Try to Change Your Tires
You can use airless tires on your electric scooter. They reduce friction on the road and will help you in achieving more incredible speeds.
#4. Add Another Battery
There are some models of electric scooter which have an extra slot to add another battery. So you can add a second battery to your electric scooter to increase the speed of your electric scooter.
But remember that adding a battery will increase the weight of your electric scooter. It will be difficult for you to carry your electric scooter. It won’t take much longer fully charge your extra battery, however.
#5. Change Your Sprocket
You can change your sprocket to increase the speed of your electric scooter. Try to install a long sprocket at the front of your electric scooter and a short sprocket at the rear end.
#6.Rewind The Motor
When you rewind the motor, it increases the number of revolutions, thereby increasing the speed of the electric scooter.
But rewinding the motor is a complicated process. You may need the help of a technician to rewind the motor of your electric scooter. However, it will surely increase your scooter’s speed by a few miles per hour.
What are the Limitations of Increasing the Speed of Your Electric Scooter?
Increasing the speed of your electric vehicles has some limitations.
- When the power of an electric scooter exceeds the manufacturer’s limit in hot weather, then your windings may overheat, or there may be a short circuit inside your electric scooter. You will then be compelled to buy a new electric motor for your electric scooter, which can be quite expensive.
- Increasing speed can increase your risk of an accident on the road.
What Factors Determine the Speed of Your Electric Scooter?
Various factors determine the speed of your electric scooter. They are as follows.
#1. Weight of the Rider
If the rider is heavy, then the battery and motor of the scooter will have to work more to attain top speed. So, you need to check the weight limit before buying an electric scooter.
#2. Pressure of the Tires
You need to check the pressure of your tires from time to time. The soft tires don’t absorb shock on uneven roads. They have a direct impact on the speed of your electric scooter.
#3. Type of Terrain
An electric scooter runs well on a smooth road. But when you ride your electric scooter on off roads or dirty roads, your electric scooter’s speed decreases. Bumps in the road will also affect the speed of your electric scooter.
#4. Battery Capacity
The capacity of your battery has a direct impact on the speed of your electric scooter. A large capacity battery will store more charge in comparison to a small capacity battery. Greater charge allows you to go faster.
How to Determine the Speed of Your Electric Scooter by Battery and Motor Power?
The battery stores the power in an electric scooter. It supplies power to the motor, which in turn speeds up your vehicle.
The motor power for different age groups in an electric scooter is as follows.
|Age||Motor Power (Watts)||Range|
|6-9 years||90-120 W||6 mph|
|10-12years||250 W||10 – 15 mph|
|13-14years||250 – 350 W||15 – 18 mph|
|15-16years||350 – 500W||18 – 20 mph|
|Adults||Above 500 W||25 – 30 mph|
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
#1. Is 15 mph too fast for an electric scooter?
No, it is not too fast; you can easily control your electric scooter if it has a top speed of 15 mph. You can find many models of electric scooter which have a top speed greater than 15 mph.
#2. What is the fastest electric scooter?
The fastest electric scooter in the World is DualtronX. Its top speed is 55 mph.
It is a pretty thrilling experience to drive your electric scooter at top speed. You can use numerous techniques to increase the speed of your electric scooter, like removing the speed limiter, changing your battery, and various others we have outlined. Teenagers love to ride at high speed on streets, and they can use these techniques to increase the speed of their electric scooters.
But, you need to be very careful while riding at high speed on the streets. It may cause unexpected accidents. So limit your speed to 20 – 25mph while driving on the road.
You should always wear a helmet at the time of riding. A helmet is a protective accessory that will protect your face and head if you have an unexpected accident. You can also wear knee pads to protect yourself from injuries. In some states, it is illegal to drive at high speed. You may need to pay a ticket to the authorities if you don’t obey the rules and regulations of your area.
So, try to use the tips we’ve listed and enjoy riding on your favorite electric scooter!
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