Electric scooters have become a popular mode of transportation while commuting to work, recreational sports, or even while running regular errands. We most definitely understand the thrill of riding your electric scooter in the cold, breezy weather amidst the luscious green trees. However, while some drizzle might do you no harm, torrential downpour might be dangerous for both you and your electric scooter.
Irrespective of whether you decide to step out during the rains, it’s essential that you take utmost care of your electric scooter. Check regularly for corrosion on the wires, the battery case, and the batteries to ensure longevity and good maintenance.
Here are 10 tips for maintaining your electric scooter during the monsoon:
1 ) Apply anti-protection spray:
Prolonged exposure to rains and moisture in the atmosphere can cause rust and corrosion to the parts of your electric two-wheeler. As a precaution, it is advisable to spray anti-rust protection on the body of your scooter.
2) Cover the dashboard:
Cover your electric scooter’s dashboard with a water-resistant cover to prevent rainwater from seeping in. The BG B8 and A2’s dashboards have indicators regarding motor malfunction, faulty brakes and controller failure for added safety.
3) Charge with utmost care:
Before charging :
Electric scooters usually come with removable batteries. It is always recommended to use the charger that the vehicle manufacturer provides. Do not use any other charger as it may affect the battery performance and overall lifespan of the electric scooter if repeated multiple times. The new BG D15 is equipped with a CAN-enabled battery management system which ensures that only authorized chargers are used while charging the battery, which is crucial to its maintenance.
Ensure that the charger is connected to your vehicle charging port or battery first, then connect it to the power supply to avoid any spark / short circuit. The BG B8 and A2 come with voltage equalization and short circuit prevention, making them safe to use. While the BG D15 has triple layer protection and one-of-a-kind thermal management to ensure maximum safety.
4) Check the batteries
Always remove the battery and charger from the vehicle before washing your electric scooter at home or the service cetre to ensure good maintenance and longevity.
5) Find a safe parking spot
It is advisable to park your electric scooter in a shaded area to avoid rainwater from seeping into the vehicle and damaging its major electrical parts. We also recommend charging the battery in a well-ventilated place with no blockage or wetness around the battery and charger.
6) Take precautionary measures
If you cannot find closed parking during monsoon season, bring the battery indoors to mitigate the damage. Also, use a water-resistant cover on your electric scooter to safeguard it from damp and humid conditions.
7) Follow the cool-down protocol
It is suggested to allow a cooling time of 30 mins for better battery life.
– After charging, let it cool for 30 mins before taking your vehicle out for a ride.
– After riding back, let it cool for 30 mins before charging your vehicle again.
8) Follow your instinct
If it is raining so heavily that you feel uncomfortable stepping out of the house, consider it a sign not to take your electric scooter out. The motor and battery in BG D15, B8 and A2 are rated IP67, making them highly safe against heavy rains and some immersion. However, be mindful that prolonged exposure of any electronic part to water can cause damage in the long term.
9) Contact service center immediately in the following cases:
– If after charging the battery to 100%, the vehicle stops abruptly or behaves abnormally.
– Battery takes an unusually longer time to charge than your everyday experience.
10) Don’t panic
If you still need more information about the maintenance of your electric scooter during the monsoon, immediately contact the service cetre.
Riding your electric scooter in the rain can be a fun experience if you take all the necessary precautions and utmost care. The weather should not deter your expertise in any manner. However, we recommend you be mindful of the tips above and tricks to maintain your electric scooter during monsoon. Rest assured that you will see its benefits in the long term!