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Surprise You With Low-Cost Charge Electric Scooter at Home!

Surprise You With Low-Cost Charge Electric Scooter at Home!

If you are on the fence about embracing the most eco-friendly, sustainable, and convenient alternative mode of transportation – an electric scooter- then you are likely considering the electricity cost. Fortunately, as much as electric scooters are climate-friendly, they are also budget-friendly. To give a general idea, you can expect to pay between $0.10 and $0.70 to charge an electric scooter from empty to full. That boils down to only 50 cents on average, which is unparalleled in transportation.

To provide some context with appliances, an electric scooter’s complete charge takes 1/4th the cost for one load of washing laundry, 1/4th the cost of boiling one kettle of water, or 1/5th the cost of running a space heater for an hour!

If we dig deeper, the cost of charging your electric scooter varies depending on the size of its battery, the charger type, and the electricity cost in your area. Therefore, in this blog, we will discuss the expenses of charging an electric scooter at home, including calculating the cost based on the model, annual price, and other aspects, including how to reduce your overall cost, albeit negligible to begin with.

-How can I calculate the cost of charging my electric scooter?

-How much does it cost in the US to charge your electric scooter at home?

-What is the annual spending?

-What is the cost of charging a SmooSat electric scooter?

-The expense to charge an electric scooter compared to gas vehicles

-Tips to reduce electric scooter charging costs

-Concluding thoughts

How can I calculate the cost of charging my electric scooter?

The cost depends on the type of motor, battery size, charger type, and the cost of electricity. To precisely estimate the cost of charging, you must know the following information, usually available in the owner’s manual.

The size/capacity of the battery given in watt-hours (Wh)

The voltage of the battery in volts (V)

The amperage of the charger is shown in amps (A)

You can find the electricity cost in your area by looking at your utility bill.

Once you have this information, use the following equation to compute the cost of charging your electric scooter:

Cost of charging = (Wh x V x A) / 1000 x Cost of electricity

For example, let’s say you have an electric scooter with a 200 Wh battery and a 36 V charger, and your electricity costs $0.10 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). To charge your electric scooter from empty to complete, you would use the following formula:

Cost of charging = (200 Wh x 36 V x 1 A) / 1000 x $0.10 = $0.72

So, in this example, it would cost $0.72 or 72 cents to charge your electric scooter from empty to full. Of course, this is just an estimate, and the cost of charging your electric scooter may be higher or lower depending on the abovementioned factors. However, this formula should give you a good idea of how much it will cost to charge your electric scooter. To learn every detail about electric scooter batteries, read our blog - All you need to know about electric scooter battery specifications, replacement, and more.

That said, highly efficient brushless motors cost even less to charge than these estimates. Since every electric scooter in SmooSat’s line of eco-friendly and high-end electric scooters uses such brushless motor technology, it only takes approximately 60 cents to charge our flagship powerhouse of an electric scooter – the SmooSat Max.

How much does it cost in the US to charge your electric scooter at home?

Based on the different ratings we found on the batteries used in popular electric scooters, we have accumulated the following averages for the cost of charging different tiers of electric scooters. The following table presents the findings. So, you can presume to pay less than 70 cents per full charge for a decent commuter electric scooter. Now that’s what we call intense savings!


Cost to charge from zero to full

Electric scooters with low-capacity batteries (<5 Ah)

$0.20 (20 cents)

Electric scooters with mid-capacity batteries (5-7 Ah)

$0.40 (40 cents)

Electric scooters with high-capacity batteries (10-12 Ah)

$0.70 (70 cents)

Electric scooters with flagship-level prototype batteries (>15 Ah)

$1.20 (120 cents)

What is the annual spending?

The annual spending is relatively trivial. If you are of the 99% of individuals who use their electric scooter for one full charge or less daily, then you can simply calculate it by the number of days used. However, we found that people seldom use their commuter eco-friendly electric scooters during weekends and holidays, and this behavior leads to even more savings. In a survey conducted by Electric Scooter Guide, respondents reported using their electric scooters at approximately 1,450 miles per year.


Cost per week

Cost per month

Annual cost

Electric scooters with low-capacity batteries (<5 Ah)




Electric scooters with mid-capacity battery (5-7 Ah)




Electric scooters with high-capacity batteries (10-12 Ah)




Given this estimate, in the US, owners of inexpensive, low-capacity electric scooters may expect to spend, on average, $3.79 per year to charge their e-scooters enough to travel an average of 1,450 miles. The billing expenses are less than 8 cents per week and less than 40 cents per month. Mid-capacity electric scooter owners spend around 10 cents per week, 44 cents per month, and $5.20 per year on electricity to cover the average distance. High-capacity electric scooters typically cost $7.41 per year to charge. If you travel 1,456 miles on average, this comes out to 15 cents each week and 61 cents per month.

Infographic: Electric scooter usage survey (Data Source: Electric Scooter Guide)
Infographic: Electric scooter usage survey (Data Source: Electric Scooter Guide)​​

How much does it cost to charge a SmooSat electric scooter?

For example, let us use our flagship model – the SmooSat MAX. Because it sports a brushless motor, it is highly efficient, offering a fantastic range of 30 miles and a top speed of 18.6 mph. A 500 W brushless motor runs it with a 12 Ah battery. So, if we use the formula introduced above, we can see that it only takes 60 cents to charge it from zero to full.

Also, following the statistics above, the annual cost for SmooSat MAX to charge and run the typical distance using its 30 miles range is under $10. The value proposition is unprecedented in efficiency regarding uncompromising flagship-level electric scooters!


So, it shows that our whole line of scooters costs even less to charge and use.

The expense to charge an electric scooter compared to gas vehicles

Adult electric scooters may cover a distance of several kilometers on a fully charged battery, unlike gas-powered vehicles. Yet, an electric scooter battery is inexpensive, and with a power source and a charging wire, you may rapidly have a fully charged battery. In contrast, a car's gas cost is $0.15 per mile. An electric scooter with long-range costs about $0.50 to charge fully and works out to about $7.41 annually, making it much less expensive than even filling up one petrol tank, according to an analysis by Electric Scooter Guide. So, the expense of a daily journey into the city drastically decreases. If you’re worried that a lightweight electric scooter won’t have enough range for city commuting, you should know that roughly half of the city commutes are under 3 miles, making electric scooters a great option.

Moreover, WIRED wrote in their article Let’s Count the Ways E-Scooters Could Save the City - “Part of the reason for that is that the cost of fueling an e-scooter is a little more than 1 percent of the cost of fueling even a car that delivers a respectable 28 miles per gallon. Over weeks, months, and years of commuting, those savings add up.” To dig deep into the economics of savings of electric scooters, we welcome you to read our blog - Electric Scooter vs. Car: How Much Money Can You Save?

Tips to reduce electric scooter charging costs

Maintenance will go a long way: You’ll use less electricity if you maintain the efficiency of your battery, tires, and entire e-scooter. You will require less charging lowering your electricity expenditures.

Charge overnight: For off-peak hour usage, energy suppliers frequently offer discounts. Verify with your provider that you are on the appropriate energy plan. It’s likely to cut your electricity expenditures in half by charging your electric scooter at night.

Shop around for the best electricity deals: You can significantly lower your overall electricity expenditures by doing this. Energy companies may offer significant discounts to draw in new customers. Hence, if you have an open contract, compare prices right away!

Use renewable power sources: Though many don’t yet have this option, if you already have a renewable energy system, you might consider using it to charge your e-scooter. Off-grid electric scooter charging can keep your electricity costs low or virtually nonexistent if you have the capability.

Concluding thoughts

Undoubtedly, one of the greenest modes of transportation is electric scooters. However, it is unfortunate that most of the electricity produced in the US is from fossil fuels. So, you can play your part in a greener and more sustainable future by opting for an electric scooter. Check out our line of eco-friendly, high-performance, and highly efficient electric scooters in our blog - Guide to The Best Electric Scooters for Adults and Kids, to find the perfect one for you. While the energy sector catches up, do your wallet a favor by opting for one of the most economical modes of transportation while contributing to the green revolution.

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