If you’re in the market for a long-range adult electric scooter, you might be wondering what to look for to get you from A to B. There are many things to consider when determining the best electric scooter for long-distance.
But first, what is considered long-distance?
When it comes to adult electric scooters, long-range can be 20 miles and further. This all comes down to the size and type of battery, road conditions, rider weight, etc.
What Determines the Range
Several factors determine the range of an electric scooter:
To move forward, an electric scooter needs more power to carry heavier loads. The Varla Eagle One electric scooter can have a maximum load of 265lbs. The scooter’s mileage will get affected if the total weight exceeds the maximum by carrying something heavy. This is especially true when you ride uphill.
Riding on rough terrain can drain a battery further. You can go further by riding on an unchanging, smooth road. When you’re off-roading, you drain the battery faster as it takes effort to ride on muddy terrain and uphills.
One of the main factors to going long-distance is the battery capacity of an electric scooter – you’ll get more mileage from more power. The Eagle One uses two things to show battery capacity, namely:
- ampere-hour (Ah)– gives a representation of approximately how long the battery will last
- voltage (V)– represents the speed you can ride
The area that touches the ground will increase if there’s low tire pressure, which increases the riding resistance. You will then need to use more power to start your Eagle One electric scooter, draining the battery faster.
Because the Varla Eagle One has pneumatic tires, there’s a risk of a puncture due to the tire pressure getting too high or too low. Always ensure that your tire pressure is in range before you travel anywhere to prevent this from happening.
Because the Varla Eagle One uses lithium-ion batteries, less power can get provided due to lower temperature. When used at normal temperature, a higher range and performance can get exerted by the battery. In contrast, there will be a decline in battery life if the battery gets used in an environment below zero degrees Celsius.
The cruising range can be half or lower than at normal temperature in an environment of -20 degrees Celsius. The battery’s capacity will get restored if there’s a temperature rise. By paying attention to the battery’s maintenance, you can improve the Eagle One’s cruising range.
If you go faster, you will need more power. The Varla Eagle One is one of the fastest electric scooters and can give you top speeds when you need to zip through town or are late for a meeting.
Several electric scooters have two modes with multiple speed gears. Your Eagles One’s battery will drain quickly if you continuously ride at top speed unless you ride in eco-mode. Riding at full speed will limit your speed to 40%-50% of the longest cruising distance.
Always ride in eco-mode to go further in distance. If you need to reach your destination quicker, ride in the middle-speed mode, which is about 25 MPH.
The Varla Eagle One Compared to Other Electric Scooters
Depending on performance and price, electric scooters have average miles ranging between 10-70 miles. If you are in the market to buy an electric scooter, the Varla Eagle One can fit all your needs with both price and performance.
Here is a comparison between the Eagle One and other types of adult electric scooters:
High-End Electric Scooters
A high-end electric scooter is perfect for those who want to get out and explore their city, as they have battery capacities that are bigger than 600Wh. You can ride a distance of more than 30 miles on a single full charge. If you want to buy a high-end electric scooter, expect to pay prices that exceed $1,000.
The Varla Eagle One has a dual motor, with a battery capacity of 946 Wh, and can reach a cruising range of 40 miles. The Eagle One allows you to ride on any terrain, so you can ride through town or go off-road without any hassles. The price of this nifty electric scooter is affordable at only $1,599.
Mid-Tier Electric Scooters
With a battery capacity of about 300-600 Wh, a mid-level electric scooter can reach a distance of 15-30 miles on a single charge. Mid-tier scooters are perfect for if those who are interested in daily commuting only. Prices will range between $400 to $1,000 for one of these scooters.
Entry-Level Electric Scooters
If you’re only going to ride about 5 miles on a daily commute, then an electric scooter with a 200 Wh battery capacity is going to be the best option for you. Entry-level scooters can reach about 10-15 miles in distance, with prices ranging between $200 to $400.
How to Choose the Best Long-Distance Scooter
If you’re unsure which adult electric scooter is the right one for you, consider which one is best for your needs. Other questions you can ask yourself include:
- Is top speed important to you?
- Can you charge your electric scooter at work?
- Does size matter?
- Do you want your electric scooter to be foldable?
- Will you be commuting on open road conditions or in urban areas?
- Do you have a long commute to ride often?
By identifying your needs, you can make the right choice in selecting the right electric scooter for you. The Varla Eagle One electric scooter fits the profile for many of these questions and is one to consider.