We know that scooters are a great way to get out of the house and participate in life's activities. Unfortunately, cold weather and scooters do not mix well. Power mobility scooters are designed to operate on clear terrain in above-freezing weather. Riding in other kinds of environments can represent a safety hazard for the rider and can damage the scooter and battery pack. If you live in a climate where temperature hovers in the teens and twenties an snow falls, it's important that your scooter be put away until spring. While a scooter can be stored in a garage in cold weather, do not ever leave your batteries or battery pack in cold weather for long periods.
Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:
- As temperature declines, battery range will diminish. A battery pack that carries the rider for 6-8 miles between charges in warm weather is going to deliver a range of 2-3 miles in cold weather.
- Scooters should never be ridden in rain, snow or icy conditions.
- Scooter battery performance diminishes dramatically as temperature reaches 34 degrees and colder.
- Scooter batteries can be permanently damaged by extended exposure to freezing temperatures and that damage would not be covered by the manufacturers or our warranty.
- At freezing temperatures, scooter batteries should be brought into the house or an area where the temperature is above 50 degrees. Do not leave scooter batteries in the car overnight if temperatures can drop to freezing or below.
- Scooter batteries will will not charge at freezing temperatures.