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  • Writer's pictureSilvia Josten

e-Scooters in autumn - what to look out for?


schwarzer e-Scooter vor Wiese und Bäumen im Herbst

The days are getting shorter, the weather uncomfortable and cold. When riding an e-scooter in autumn, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Because even in the darker season, safety comes first. We also provide tips on how to care for your e-scooter so that you can continue to enjoy riding it next spring.


In autumn, it gets colder, wetter and more uncomfortable. However, the e-scooter is not only used a lot in summer temperatures. On wet or icy surfaces, an e-scooter quickly starts to slide. A fall is then often almost impossible to avoid. Therefore, it is important to adapt your driving style: Reduce speed in curves, avoid strong steering movements and brake gently. Particular caution is required on damp leaves and wet cobblestones, as well as when it is frosty, slippery or snowy. Because of their small wheels, electric scooters slip particularly quickly in winter. Some manufacturers offer all-weather tyres. This gives the e-scooter more grip on the road in autumn.


On uneven surfaces, stability can be increased by changing the driving position. Riders can bend their knees a little and place their feet as far apart as possible. In addition, they should always wear a crash helmet to protect themselves from serious head injuries.


Lenker mit Beleuchtung von e-Scooter von vorne betrachtet


Good visibility on the e-scooter offers protection in autumn.

In addition to good LED lighting on the e-scooter itself, the rider should ensure that their clothing is bright and reflective. The rear light on an e-scooter is mounted lower than on other vehicles. Therefore, reflective high-visibility waistcoats provide good visibility in road traffic. There are now also helmets with integrated rear lights. Due to the lack of turn signals, the intention to turn is not always recognised early. That's why reflective light bands, which are put on around the sleeves, are a useful addition. Are you riding with a backpack? Reflective rain covers are available here. They not only keep your bag dry, but also ensure good visibility. Gloves are also very useful. They not only warm your fingers. They also protect your hands in the event of a fall. Sturdy shoes give you a secure footing on the footboard.


How long does the battery of my e-scooter last in the cold?


Battery capacity limitations are quite normal in autumn and winter. This has already been shown by the experience of e-bike suppliers. But an e-scooter can also be used in the cold. When riding, however, heat is always generated by the discharging process, which automatically warms up the battery. In this respect, cold does not pose a risk for e-scooters. Rather, it is important to ensure that both the charger and the battery are never placed on flammable surfaces (e.g. dry leaves) during the charging process. And never cover the e-scooter when charging! Rain or wet ground can lead to short circuits and even fires. It is best to charge the e-scooter in dry rooms.


e-Scooters need care and maintenance

If you want to enjoy your e-scooter for a long time, it is worth investing some time in cleaning and maintaining your e-vehicle. Electrical connections are best cleaned with a dry cloth or brush. Non-electrical parts - including the control panel with display - can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. After cleaning, preserve the sensitive parts, such as the stand or folding mechanism, with wax or lubricants. Make sure that the products do not get on the brake discs or pads.


Ansicht e-Scooter Trittbrett von hinten mit Hinterrad, Rücklicht und Versicherungsplakette


Correct winter storage

If you do not use your e-scooter for a longer period of time, you should observe the following:

  • Remove the battery, if possible

  • Charge the battery to approx. 60

  • Clean e-Scooter and grease with wax spray

  • Reduce tyre pressure to 1.5 to 2 bar

  • Store the e-Scooter upright

  • Storage temperature between 10 and 15 °C is optimal, not below 5 °C

  • Check the battery charge level from time to time (not below 30 %) and recharge if necessary. (max. 80 %)

  • Follow the instructions in the user manual


If you follow the tips and instructions, you will certainly have a lot of fun riding your e-scooter again next spring.


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