Is it safe to ride an electric scooter in the rain?Image Credit source: Canva
Electric Scooter ride in Rain: At a time when the whole world is moving ahead with technology, the electric vehicle sector is also getting a big boost.Talking about it, it is still in its initial stages. That’s why most people lack information about electric scooters. Due to running on battery, the question remains in the mind of the people that whether it is safe to drive an electric scooter in changing weather, high heat or high temperature and rain? If you also think like this, then you must read this news.
There are parts inside the electric scooter that can be damaged by water. Talking about the battery, there is a danger of getting damaged due to water.
In such a situation, it is very important to know whether arrangements have been made to avoid this in the electric scooter. One has to understand how to ride an electric scooter in the rain so that both you and the scooter are safe.
How safe is it to charge an electric scooter in the rain?
The electric scooter has been designed only for charging in conditions like rain. The accessories that come with the electric scooter are waterproof and well insulated to prevent any damage caused by rain. Electric scooters can be ridden in the rain, however, driving an electric scooter in flooded areas can result in malfunction.
how safe is the battery
Charging equipments come with IP ratings. This rating tells how much protection a thing gives from dust and water. Nowadays, battery packs for electric vehicles carry an IP67 rating, with the ‘6’ denoting dust protection and the ‘7’ denoting water resistance between 15cm and 1m. (testing period 30 minutes)
Hence, due to lack of awareness, there is a misconception that it is unsafe to ride an electric scooter in rain. In fact electric vehicles are safe in rain and even during lightning and thunderstorm.
Safety Features of Electric Scooter Battery
- IP Rating: Electric scooter’s battery and parts like motor, speed controller, are all protected from water and dust.
- Weather-proof: Batteries are designed and manufactured in such a way that they are protected against water, dust and other substances.
- Encased: Batteries are encased in containers made of strong material such as steel to prevent any contact with water.
- Ground Fault Detection System : This system monitors the metal parts of the scooter with high voltage system. The ground-fault system shuts off power to the part in which a fault in the wire or a loose connection is detected.
So there is no need to worry about the battery pack getting damaged due to rain. Taking precautions, the electric scooter can be run even in the rain.