Can you hack an electric scooter to make it go faster?
By Scott Fullam
Posted 11.01.2004 at 1:55 pm 0 Comments
A: Sure, just get yourself a V-8 Hemi and some hot glue . . . Seriously, the most obvious way to squeeze more speed from your electric scooter is to replace its motor with one that’s more powerful. You’ll need to find a bigger DC (not AC) motor that is rated for the same voltage as your battery pack, or use one that’s rated at a higher voltage and simply install more batteries.
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