How to Ride an Electric Scooter for Adults with Seat in the Rain?

Electric scooters are more prevalent on the streets and are being used by more commuters, especially for short trips, as an alternative to public transportation and private vehicles.
Rainy days will inevitably occur from time to time. So, are electric scooters still an option for us to use right now? Can you ride an electric scooter in the rain? What does the waterproof index mean?


Are electric scooters for adults with seats waterproof?

As we all know, most scooters have an IP classification, indicating that they are somewhat waterproof. Do you know what the IP ratings mean, though?

IP65, as an example.

The enclosure's level of defense against the entry of solid foreign objects is indicated by the first digit.

The second digit describes the methods used to protect the equipment inside the enclosure from different sorts of moisture (drips, sprays, submersion, etc).

Thus, the second digit is all that needs our attention. To further understand the IP rating, refer to the following graph.


First Digit Intrusion Protection Second Digit Moisture Protection
0 No protection. 0 No protection.
1 Protected against solid objects over 50mm, e.g. accidental touch by hands. 1 Protected against vertically falling drops of water, e.g. condensation.
2 Protected against solid objects over 12mm, e.g. fingers. 2 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 15 degrees from the vertical.
3 Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm, e.g. tools & wires. 3 Protected against direct sprays of water up to 60 degrees from the vertical.
4 Protected against solid objects over 1mm, e.g. wires & nails. 4 Protected against water splashed from all directions, limited ingress permitted.
5 Protected against dust limited ingress, no harmful deposits. 5 Protected against low-pressure jets of water from all directions, limited ingress permitted.
6 Totally protected against dust. 6 Protected against strong jets of water, e.g. on the shipsthe deck of the ship ingress permitted.


The majority of scooters are rated IP54, which means that their waterproof function level is only 4: protected against water splashed from all directions with some entry allowed.

The outcome is that it is not waterproof even if they have the sixth level of protection.

If it rains excessively, the scooter may be damaged by water because the battery, screws, and other internal components are not waterproof.

Damage to the battery is difficult to remove using a dry towel.

The scooter, though, can endure light rain and water splashes thanks to its IP54 rating. You can continue using your e-scooter at a slow speed even if it starts to rain.



Light rain riding tips

Here are some recommendations to help you drive more safely on slick, rain-soaked roads if you must travel in light precipitation.

  • Regardless of how light or intense the rain is, always wear a helmet. The helmet is an important piece of safety gear.
  • Breathe easily. Due to the slick and rainy road, slow down. By reducing your speed, you can increase safety and stop water from splashing into the scooter, which could harm its internal parts.
  • Get ready to brake in advance. The scooter takes longer to stop since the braking distance is greater on a slick road than on a dry road. As a result, braking early can assist you in avoiding collisions and other risks to both you and other people.
  • As soon as you can after the ride, wipe down the scooter with a dry cloth. Don't overlook the scooter's dust and rocks.


Types of weather to avoid riding electric scooters for adults with seats

  • Heavy rain

Although you may bike in a range of weather conditions, avoid trying to cycle through a downpour. Water is an issue, and stopping safely is challenging due to the excessively soggy and slick surface. If you must ride in the rain, go more slowly and drive carefully.

  • Fog weather

Because you can hardly see anything around you or other pedestrians while it's foggy outside, walking can be difficult. not to mention using a scooter or a vehicle. Riding your e-scooter on a cloudy day is neither prudent nor safe.

  • Snowy day

The road may get very slick from the rain, making it challenging to stop your scooter. The snow does the same. It is more challenging to bike when there is ice on the road than when it is raining.



Although it has certain waterproof features, even the electric scooter for adults with seats is not waterproof. You can occasionally travel slowly while riding your scooter through light rain. Don't forget to wipe the scooter clean of any dirt or water.