Electric Scooter Charging Time [List With Every Model’s Charging Time]

Exactly how much is the electric scooter charge time?

There are a few crucial factors to consider for knowing the real e-scooter charging time.

Electric Scooter Charging Time

The average electric scooter charging time is about 8 hours. Most consumer-grade electric scooters will take between 3 and 8 hours to get fully charged. The scooters with the shortest charging times take less than 2 hours to charge. The scooter with the longest charging time will 28 hours to charge fully.

a Xiaomi M365 Pro charging

Let’s see exactly how long it will take to charge your scooter to the minute.

We will go through the most important principles involved in charging batteries. Also, we will learn how to figure charge times out ourselves.

Electric scooter charging times

In order to learn everything we can about charging times, let’s take a look at the data available and see what’s going on.

Electric scooterCharging time (hours)
Swagtron Swagger v1 (Pro)1.5
QiCycle Euni2
Riley RS12
UScooters GT Smart2
Swagtron Swagger Pro 32.5
Swagtron Swagger 33
Turbowheel Lightning+3
Unagi Voyager3
Weped FS3
Glion Dolly3.5
Glion Dolly 2253.5
Levy Plus3.5
Ninebot E22/E22E3.5
Ninebot ES13.5
Ninebot ES1LD3.5
Ninebot ES23.5
Ninebot ES33.5
Ninebot F253.5
Swagtron Swagger 5 Boost3.5
UScooters Eco3.5
Xiaomi Essential3.5
Ninebot D18E3.5
Bronco Xtreme4
Dualtron Achilleus4
E-way E-3504
Emove Touring4
GoTrax Apex4
GoTrax GXL V2 Commuter4
GoTrax XR Elite4
GoTrax XR Ultra4
Hiboy Max 34
Inokim Mini 24
Kugoo Kirin S24
Kugoo Kirin S2 Mini4
Kugoo S14
Kugoo S3 Pro4
Myria City Traveler +4
Myria City Traveller UEV4
Ninebot Kickscooter Air T154
Ninebot S Max4
Okai ES5004
Smartkick X7 Pro4
Swagtron Swagger 74
Turboant V8 Dual-battery4
Varla Falcon4
Weped SST4
Ninebot P65E4
Fiido Seated Electric Scooter4
Splach Mukuta4
Splach Swift4
Fiido Q14
Synergy Sidekick4
EVOLV City v24
Hiboy S2 Lite4
E-TWOT GT Sport4
Apollo City Pro 20224.5
Okai Neon Lite ES104.5
1Plus Pro5
Anyhill UM25
Dragon GTR v25
E-TWOW GT Smart Edition5
Eskuta KS-3505
FFR Mosquito5
GoTrax G35
GoTrax G3 Plus5
GoTrax G45
GoTrax GMax5
GoTrax GMax Ultra5
GoTrax Rival5
GoTrax XR Elite Max5
Hero X85
Hollyburn P55
Inokim Light 25
Kaabo Mantis Pro SE5
Kugoo S1 Plus5
Lehe K15
NanRobot D6+5
NanRobot Lightning 2.05
Ninebot F305
Niu KQi3 Sport5
Riley RS25
Splach Titan5
Swagtron Swagger 5 Elite5
Turboant M105
Unagi Model One 500 W5
UScooters Booster V5
Volpam SP065
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 4 Pro5
Gotrax GX15
Ninebot F655
Ninebot F25I5
Ninebot D28E5
Okai Panther ES8005
Synergy Dual Sport5
Synergy Aviator5
Varla Wasp5
Sencor S205
Gotrax GX45
Turboant M10 Lite5
Stigo B15
FFR City Rider5
InMotion Lively5.5
Xiaomi 1S5.5
Yadea KS5 Pro5.5
Apollo City Pro6
EverCross HB24 / H56
EVOLV Sprint6
Hiboy KS4 Advanced6
Hiboy S26
Hiboy S2 Max6
Hiboy S2 Pro6
Hiboy S2R6
Himo L26
Hover 1 Blackhawk6
Kugoo G2 Pro6
Kugoo Kirin M46
Kugoo M2 Pro6
Kugoo M56
Nami Klima6
Ninebot E25/E25A6
Ninebot Max6
Niu KQi3 Pro6
OKAI Beetle/EA106
Okai Neon6
Swagtron Swagger 7T6
Turboant X7 Max6
Turboant X7 Pro6
Turbowheel Swift6
Gotrax G56
Gotrax G66
Ninebot Max G26
Ninebot Max G30E II6
Kaabo Mantis King GT6
Glion Dolly XL*6
Splach Transformer6
Gotrax Flex e-bike6
Razor C456
Inokim Light 2 Max6
Okai Stride Commuter EB406
HiMo H16
Solar E16
Okai Neon II ES206
Okai Neon Pro ES306
Okai Ranger EB506
Gotrax G Pro 3 Wheel6
Hiboy ECOM 146
Hiboy VE1 Pro6
FFR Horizon6
EVOLV Tour XL 13 Ah6.5
Hover 1 Alpha6.5
Ninebot F406.5
Ninebot F26.5
Ninebot F40I6.5
Ninebot D38E6.5
Ninebot Max G30 LE II6.5
EVOLV Tour v26.5
Apollo Air 20237
Bezior S500 Max7
Cybersoul X3 Pro7
EVOLV Corsa7
EVOLV Stride7
EVOLV Terra7
Hiboy KS4 Pro Premium7
Inmotion S17
Macwheel MX Pro7
Nami Burn-E 27
Ninebot ES47
Niu KQi27
Segway P100S7
Segway P100SE7
VSETT 10+7
Zero 97
Gotrax GX27
Aioma Xioma S17
Fiido Q1S e-bike7
Synergy Storm7
Synergy Cyclone7
Synergy Aviator 2.07
Solar P1 2.07
Solar EQ7
Splach Turbo7
Inmotion L97.2
Ninebot E45/E45E7.5
Splach Twin7.5
Gotrax GX37.5
Ninebot E27.5
Ninebot E2 Plus E7.5
Apollo Go7.5
Apollo City8
Dualtron Spider8
Dualtron X28
Fluid Vista8
Fobos X8
Hiboy Titan8
Inokim OX 13Ah8
Inokim Quick 48
Kaabo Mantis 10 Lite Plus8
Kaabo Mantis Lite Plus8
Kugoo M4 Pro8
Mercane Widewheel Pro8
Nami Burn-E 2 Max8
Niu KQi3 Max8
Speedway Leger8
Varla Pegasus8
VSETT 11+8
Inmotion RS8
Ninebot F2 Plus8
Ninebot F2 Pro8
Arvala M108
Mercane MX608
Solar E-clipse8
Solar FF Lite8
Hiboy Max Pro8
Solar P1 Pro8
VSETT 98.5
Xiaomi M365 Pro8.5
Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 28.5
Apollo Explore9
Dualtron Raptor 29
EVOLV Tour XL 18.2 Ah9
Hiboy Titan Pro9
Razor E Prime 39
Sencor S709
Varla Eagle One9
EMove RoadRunner V2 Seated Electric Scooter9
EMove RoadRunner Pro Seated Electric Scooter9
Inmotion Climber9
Solar FF 2.0 Limited Edition9
Speedway Mini 4 Pro9.5
Chaos GT160010
Dualtron Mini10
Hiboy Nex510
Kaabo Skywalker 10S10
Kugoo G-Booster10
Kugoo Kirin G310
Mercane Jubel10
NanRobot D4+ 3.010
NanRobot D5+10
Zero 10X10
Synergy Tsunami10
Varla Eagle One V210
Wolf GT Pro10
Arvala C-Pro10
Gotrax F2 e-bike10.4
Dualtron Storm Limited11
Futecher Gun Pro11
Fiido Beast11
Apollo Ghost 2022 Hydraulic Brake12
Apollo Ghost 2022 Regular Brake12
Apollo Phantom 52V Hydraulic12
Apollo Phantom 52V Mechanical12
Apollo Phantom V2 60V Hydraulic12
Apollo Phantom V312
Dualtron Compact12
Dualtron Eagle Pro12
Dualtron X Limited12
Emove Cruiser S12
FFR Mantis Pro12
Inokim OXO12
Kaabo Mantis V2 Fluid Edition12
Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro12
Kaabo Wolf Warrior 1112
NanRobot D4+ 2.012
NanRobot N612
Razor E30012
Razor EcoSmart Metro12
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X GT12
Apollo Ghost12
Ninebot GT1E12
Splach Ranger12
Emove RoadRunner12
Inokim OX 21Ah12.5
Arvala M1113
Dualtron City14
Varla Eagle One Pro14
Wolf Warrior X14
Wolf Warrior X Pro14
Speedway Leger Pro14
Apollo Phantom14
Dualtron Spider 215
Dualtron Victor Luxury15
Speedway 515
Fighter Supreme15
Currus NF16
Kaabo Mantis 816
Kaabo Mantis Pro V2 Fluid Edition16
Qiewa Q Force16
VSETT 11+ Super 72 32Ah16
Kaabo Wolf Warrior X Pro16
Dualtron Man EX+16
Ninebot GT2P16
Weped F1217
Weped FF17
Weped Fold D17
Blade X17
NanRobot LS7+18
Qiewa Q Power 218
Qiewa Q Hunter19
Dualtron Thunder20
Dualtron Ultra 220
Dualtron Victor20
Zero 11X20
Dualtron Storm21
VSETT 11+ Super 72 35Ah21
Bluetran Lightning25
Dualtron Victor Luxury +25
Dualtron Thunder 228
Kaabo Wolf King28

The charging times reported are when using the regular chargers of the scooters (some scooters also have fast chargers), and not using the fast charging mode when available. Charging your scooter that way is usually optimal for longer battery life, and it is considered the default.

Electric scooter charging times are sometimes specified in the user manual. Often, they are specified on the websites of the scooter brands or manufacturers.

Also, a lot of the time, this piece of data is available as anecdotal evidence from long-time users who have tested this themselves.

Some models, however, don’t have this information available. For a part of them, the battery energy storage capacity and the current of the charger were available. Therefore, I was able to calculate the charging time by using the formula above.

For a small minority of electric scooters, neither of these data points were available, so they were omitted from the list.

When there were many data points available from multiple sources, I always went with the data reported by users. That is most likely to be closest to the truth. The manufacturer data was the second preferred method, and calculating it was the last resort.

What is the average charging time for electric scooters?

many chargers and cables on a wooden desk

Finally, we can provide a true, data-driven answer to this question.

The average charging times from the list above are 7 hours and 50 minutes.

For the vast majority of electric scooter owners, that will be the actual average.

Which electric scooter charges the slowest?

Kaabo Wolf King GT Pro

The Kaabo Wolf King takes 28 hours to get fully charged with its regular charger!

Still, that charging time is well justified, as the Kaabo Wolf King is clearly an elite-level scooter. It is one of the electric scooters with the longest range, one of the fastest scooters ever, and one of the best hill-climbing scooters too.

Which is the fastest charging electric scooter?

The fastest charging electric scooter for adults is the Swagtron Swagger v1 Pro. It takes just an hour and a half to get fully charged.

Factors that affect charging time

Portable charger for electric scooter

Let’s explore the key factors that impact electric scooter charging times, from battery type to charger current.

The type of the battery

batteries for Xiaomi m365

Li-Ion batteries are efficient and charge quickly, making them a popular choice for electric scooters, offering a smooth and convenient riding experience.

In contrast, other battery types, like lead-acid, tend to charge more slowly, resulting in longer charging times.

The energy storage capacity of the battery

Testing the capacity of Xiaomi m365 pro battery.

The battery’s energy storage capacity, typically measured in watt-hours (Wh), directly influences the charging time. Larger-capacity batteries tend to require more time for a full charge due to the increased energy they can store.

However, they often offer extended riding range as a trade-off, making them suitable for longer trips and frequent use.

The output current of the charger

Charger and charging port

The charger’s output current directly impacts charging speed. Higher current (measured in amperes) means faster charging.

Yet, it’s essential to use a compatible charger to avoid potential damage and follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the charger’s current rating.

The overall condition and degradation level of the battery

Batteries lose their performance over time, and after a while, they become so weak, they are almost useless. Naturally, the older the battery is and closer to its end of life, the longer it will take to get fully charged.

The temperature of the room where the scooter is charged

The ideal charging temperature for Lithium-Ion batteries is between 10°C and 30°C. The acceptable range is slightly larger, between 5°C and 45°C. As a result, charging in temperatures outside of that range will be slower, and it will also reduce the lifespan of the battery.

How to calculate how long an electric scooter take to charge

Before we start, you can check out the electric scooter charge time calculator for a simple way to figure out how long you should charge your scooter, although most of the charge times for electric scooters are covered in the table further down in this guide.

All you need to know are three things:

  • the type of your battery (usually lithium-ion or sealed-lead-acid, with other battery types being very rare)
  • the energy storage capacity of the battery of your scooter, expressed in Ampere-hours (Ah)
  • the output current of your charger, expressed in Amperes (A)

Sometimes these values may be expressed in different units. For example, current may be expressed in mili-ampere-hours (mAh). In that case, you need to convert them to the units we need. In this concrete example, converting mili-ampere-hours to Ampere-hours only requires dividing the first value by 1000.

Most batteries of electric scooters today will be Lithium-Ion (Li-ion), but some older models can have sealed lead-acid (SLA) batteries. Depending on the type, the calculations for the charging time will be different.

The difference occurs because of the different charging efficiencies that these two types of batteries have. Li-ion batteries have a charging efficiency between 80% and 90%, and typically that number is actually 90% (source). On the other hand, SLA batteries have anywhere between 50% and 95% charging efficiency, usually considered to be 70% (source).

The charging efficiency comes into play when calculating the charging time.

Once you have all the data needed, we are ready to do a very simple calculation. The formula for calculating the charging time of your electric scooter is the following:

Charging time (h) = Battery energy capacity (Ah) / [Charger current (A) * Charging efficiency (%)]

The formula for calculating the charging time for your electric scooter

Let’s take the famous Xiaomi M365 Pro as an example, and plug its values into the formula. It has a Lithium-Ion battery with an energy storage capacity of 13 Ampere-hours. Its charger has an output current of 1.7 Amperes.

The time it would take to charge it should then be:

13 Ah / [1.7 A * 90%] = 8.49.

That is almost exactly the same as the charging time reported by the manufacturers, myself, and many users worldwide, which is 8.5 hours.

So, while the charging time of the scooter is a widely available specification, it can still be wise to check this for yourself and make sure you are getting the real deal.

How to charge an electric scooter

tracking the charging process on the LED screen

This is a whole other different big topic, but there are a few key bullet points to always keep in mind so that you get the most out of your battery:

  • only use chargers that the manufacturer has created for your specific scooter
  • fully charge your battery as often as you can
  • avoid leaving your scooter on the charger after the battery is full
  • avoid getting your battery completely drained
  • charge your scooter in temperatures between 10°C and 30°C, and never in temperatures below 5°C or above 45°C
  • don’t plug the charger immediately after riding as the battery is still hot
  • don’t ride immediately after charging

Make sure to check the full guide on exactly how to charge your electric scooter as well.

For more visual descriptions take a look at this video.


To speed up scooter charging, consider using a higher current charger provided by the manufacturer. Be cautious about using chargers not designed for your scooter, as they may not fit properly and risk damaging your battery. Using an incompatible charger can also shorten the battery’s lifespan. Some powerful scooters offer the option to double-charge, but this is less common and typically found in models with larger battery capacities.

Electric scooters can be fast-charged using a charger with a higher current output. This can significantly reduce the charging time, but it’s crucial to use a compatible charger to prevent battery damage.

It’s best to avoid leaving your electric scooter charging overnight as prolonged charging can harm the battery’s long-term performance. To extend your battery’s lifespan, unplug it when fully charged or use a charger with auto shut-off.

Charging an electric scooter overnight typically costs a few cents to a couple of dollars, depending on your local electricity rates and the scooter’s battery capacity, which you can calculate using your electricity rate per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

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I am Matt Trajkovski, the owner and main editor of EScooterNerds. I love electric scooters, and electric vehicles in general, and I’ve been involved in the industry for more than 10 years. I enjoy testing, reviewing, and research on various electric scooter models and brands, following our proprietary rigorous editorial and testing process developed here at EScooterNerds, looking for great value and performance, both through data and experience. All of the content published on this blog goes through a rigorous review and editorial process, and our product reviews not only include the hands-on experience of our own team members, but the experience of our audience members as well. My goal is to provide you with the best information about electric scooters possible. You can see all of my posts in my articles archive.
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