Below is a list of scooters along with the manufacturer’s specification for expected travel distances
Model Distance Battery Type
Travelscoot 16 kms Lithium-ion 274WH
Getabout 40 kms 2x 12v 50a/h
Ezyrida 50 kms 2x 12v 50a/h
Cruza 50 kms 2x 12v 50a/h
Terra 50 kms 2x 12v 50a/h
Adventura 50 kms 2x 12v 50a/h
One must take into consideration other factors when determining these distances such as:
- Age and condition of the battery
- Amount of charge in the battery
- Weight of the driver
- Weight of any luggage/cargo
- Terrain travelled – hills, soft ground/sand
Generally about 6 – 8 hours depending on degree of discharge.
Depending on the charger you are using. If you have a smart charger that turns off once the battery is full then you can keep it plugged in. If you do not have a smart charger then it is wise to unplug it once the battery is full.
Deep cycle, gel batteries used in scooters (except the Travelscoot) are designed to release charge slowly over time as opposed to car batteries which deliver their energy upfront to start a vehicle.
Deep cycle batteries are measured in amp/hours (a/h).
Car batteries are measured in cold crank amps (cca)
Scooter batteries perform best when regularly charged and discharged. Left idle for extended periods will shorten their life expectancy dramatically. While laying idle the batteries will discharge slowly until fully discharged in which case, it is unlikely they will accept any significant future charge.
Once again this will depend on how the batteries are treated. Below is a graph showing the number of expected charge cycles compared to the percentage of discharge before recharge.
The manufacturer’s specification for a scooter with an 800watt motor is 12° which is a rise of 2m over 10m (or 1m over 5m). Once again it will also depend on the weight of the driver and the type of ground surface.
No, it is not a requirement although a thorough training/familiarisation should be undertaken before venturing out.
Depending on which scooter is selected a fully charged scooter will travel 20 kms and 50 kms.
The larger scooters have more powerful batteries and will travel 50 kms whereas some smaller scooters will travel approximately 20 kms on a charge.
Other considerations are the terrain covered (hilly or flat), the weight being carried and the age and condition of the batteries.
No, except in crossing from one side to the other.
Scooters are designed to be used as an aid to walking and should follow the same observances as pedestrians.
Depending on the model, scooters will travel at up to 16 kph.
The hand throttle and speed control knob provide unlimited speed variation from zero to 16kph. This, combined with the full and half speed switch, gives full control for the novice or experienced driver.
Like with motor vehicle batteries, how the batteries are treated will impact on the expected life of a battery. Generally, around 5 years is considered to be a good battery life.
The batteries used are different to motor vehicle batteries which need to provide significant power up-front to start the vehicle.
Scooter batteries are sealed, gel batteries designed to provide continuous power over a period, and they respond well to regular charging and discharging.
Yes to both. We carry a full range of parts and have an active supply chain for replenishment.
We offer service options whether it be for ʽbreak-down’, ʽservice on request’ or ʽscheduled maintenance’. The latter being considered a wise choice for improved safety and longevity of wear & tear items.
Additionally, we can offer membership to the AA “Get Home Safely” roadside assistance programme.