An Electric Scooter uses a powerful electric motor to propel the rider forward. This electric motor is powered by either a sealed lead acid battery (SLA), a Nickel Metal Hydride Battery (NiMH) or by a Lithium-Ion Battery (Li-ion). These batteries all have their quirks and problems that you should get to know, and you should be careful with how you recharge them.
Powerful batteries can cause fires, explode or melt if mistreated. They’ll very rarely have such a catastrophic failure but mistreating a battery will drastically shorten its lifespan, leaving you with a hefty replacement bill you didn’t hope to get. To learn how to take proper care of an electric bike or electric scooter battery, we must first know what kinds of batteries are used.