TravelScoot lithium-ion batteries are made of 100% Panasonic cells, housed in either a Sabic C6600 or Aluminium casing. Our airline-approved batteries feature a UL 94-5VB flame rating, are high impact resistant, and bromine and chlorine-free. All of our scooters go 4.7 mph but the top speed can be reduced to 3.2 mph upon request.
We offer three different lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries. These can be installed or removed in seconds, and can be used as main or back-up batteries. The ranges were established with a 200 lb. load on level pavement and may vary depending on rider weight, surface terrain, and grade (upward or downward slope).
Please note that the battery functions as the figurative gas tank of the scooter and doesn't affect its speed or performance.
252 Wh (10-15 miles per charge)
Our most popular battery, the 252 gives you the most bang for your buck. At 4 lbs, it was designed to last the most demanding site-seeing tours around the world. Perfect for the Louvre or Disneyland.
420 Wh (13-22 miles per charge)
Dubbed the Long-Ranger and our only battery not airline-approved, it is designed to go the distance when you need it the most. At 5.5 lbs., the Smithsonian shouldn't be a problem.
151 Wh (5-8 miles per charge)
Weighing in at a mere 3 lbs, the 151 was designed for heavily-restrictive countries such as mainland China and Cuba, which prohibit any Lithium-ion batteries above 160 Wh. Great for traveling through multiple airports on a single charge.
*mileage depends on rider weight and terrain
HOW TO INSTALL THE BATTERY
GENERAL BATTERY INFO
Dangerous Goods Lithium-Ion Batteries
All lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries are considered hazardous material (Dangerous Goods). As such, they are subject to restrictions when carried on board passenger aircraft, shipped by mail, cargo, etc.
Air Travel with Lithium-ion Batteries
The transportation of lithium-ion powered mobility devices by persons with walking disabilities on board passenger planes has largely been settled. Please see our Travel Info page for step-by-step directions on how to travel by air with the TravelScoot mobility scooter.
Shipping Li-ion Batteries
Shipping batteries is considerably more complicated. Numerous regulations apply to the quantity, capacity, and total weight of batteries per package, and whether the batteries are being shipped alone or with the device they operate (scooter, wheelchair etc.). Further regulations apply to shipping mode (whether by ground or air, and whether by cargo or passenger aircraft). All shipments containing lithium-ion batteries must be identified with official Dangerous Goods labeling.
In order to even be eligible for shipment and transport, all li-ion batteries must have successfully passed testing per UN38.3 by an internationally accredited testing facility. All batteries carrying the TravelScoot ™ brand name have been tested accordingly.
Only li-ion batteries with a capacity of 100Wh or less, and no more than two per package, can be shipped without special markings or dangerous goods surcharges. However, these packages must still be identified with the standard battery symbols. These low-capacity batteries are not suitable for use in personal mobility devices or similar electric vehicles. The shipment of electric scooters and vehicles will always require compliance with Dangerous Goods regulations and, unfortunately, often high surcharges.