I got my IZip Fusion 1000 at the beginning of June and since then I've put roughly 330 miles on it (by comparison, only 260 on my car in the same time). I have already noticed a drop in battery output. I can no longer make the 2.6 mile roundtrip to my job (1.3 miles, 8 hour shift, 1.3 miles back) without my power cutting out.
Its getting close to winter here in the greater Cleveland area and soon I'll be packing the scooter up for a few months. I plan to tough it out until then with the current batteries, however, I need to look at replacements. I'm not a big MOD person, but I am curious about my options.
So, I was hoping someone could give me a breakdown of what options are available.
Obviously I can go with simple replacement SLA batteries. That's the safe option.
I also have read about the LiFePO batteries some of you have used.
So, can someone give me an idea of the differences between these two (and possibly others). Range/speed, weight, size, charging requirements, MOD difficulty, etc.
A quick sidebar, does anyone know anything about the Toshiba SCiB? Any potential for its use in scooters since its being used in a Schwinn eletric bike?
Thanks for the help.