Some riders may experience a situation like that the electric skateboard is unable to reach the standard cruising range while charging works normally. In fact, there are some factors that can affect the battery range of your electric skateboard. The factors are as followings:
* Cold Weather & Battery Discharge
The electric current generated by a battery is produced when a connection is made between its positive and negative terminals. When the terminals are connected, a chemical reaction is initiated that generates electrons to supply the current of the battery. Lowering the ambient temperature causes chemical reactions to proceed more slowly, so a battery used at a low temperature produces less current than at a higher temperature. This is why electric skateboard has a shorter battery range in the winter than in the summertime.
* Rider's Weight
The rider's weight can also influence the electric skateboard cruising range. It is because the more the rider weight means more power the motor needs to generate in order to make the board run at a speed, while the motor power is from the battery. In a word, a heavy rider will consume more battery range.
* Road Condition & Wind
Riding on a rough road means that your board is encountered with a more strong force of friction than riding on a smooth road. At the same speed, the motor needs more power( from the battery) to overcome the force of friction on a rough road. So riding on a sand road will lead to less battery range of an electric skateboard than riding on a rubber road. Riding an electric skateboard against the wind or riding in a favorable wind will lead to a different battery range.
* Riding Average Speed
The relationship between battery range and speed is linear. Running at 50% speed does not mean save 50% as much power because it needs to take the wind resistance, ground friction force into account. So the best way to save battery range is to ride at a low speed and you can try to prolong battery range by changing your riding style when necessary. High-speed riding and long battery range, you can't have them both while the battery is the same.
* Stops/Acceleration Frequency & Accelerating Strength
When you choose to stop and accelerate your board frequently means that you are choosing a riding style that will cost more battery range. You can extend your battery’s range by reducing your stop and accelerate frequency on your riding. Slower accelerating also will do a big help to prolong the electric skateboard battery range.
* Uphill or Downhill Riding
Some electric skateboards( includes Teamgee skateboards) have the regenerative braking system will charge the battery when you are riding downhill. And riding on an uphill road will cost more battery range in your riding.