Electric scooters are slowly but steadily gaining popularity as a symbol of modern urban transportation. And, as things stand, it appears that the tendency toward using this mode of transportation will only go up!
According to a study, there will be 4.6 million leased scooters in circulation worldwide by 2024, an increase of 774,000 units from 2019.
Furthermore, the pandemic of the coronavirus has pushed many people to seek out socially distant modes of transportation that are more sustainable and cost-effective than passenger automobiles and city public transportation.
Benefits of an e-scooter
E-scooters have a number of advantages and benefits, but one thing is certain. We require a perfectly legal solution that allows for the safe operation of e-scooters in traffic while also encouraging their use.
When it comes to picking an alternative method of transportation for short distances, e-scooters are the greatest option.
Many people in large cities are looking for alternative modes of transportation these days, but they are either too heavy or too technically demanding to be feasible. This is possible with a motorized two-wheeler, but driving one requires a driver’s license.
e-scooters are the most portable means of personal transportation at the moment; they are lightweight and easy to disassemble, making them ideal for storage and mobility. They can fit in any car trunk or backpack, as well as public transportation, offices, and schools.
Users will also have no trouble taking a shortcut to a bus/tram station, shopping center, city stroll, public institution, sports center, park, and so on, thanks to its compact design and tiny size.
E-scooters will help us save time that we currently squander in traffic, at gas stations, and hunting for a parking spot.
Reduce noise pollution in the environment
Peace and quiet never go together in big cities. Cars, motorcycles, buses, trams, and trains, to name a few modes of transportation, all emit large amounts of noise pollution. It has been proven that street noise reduces the productivity of those working in the environment by 30 to 40%. The persistent noise, on the other hand, has an effect on drivers’ concentration on the road over time, as well as their levels of tension, anxiety, and anger. When it comes to shorter distances, the e-scooter is the quickest and quietest mode of transportation.
It allows persons with health difficulties and various sorts of disabilities to move around.
Due to the increased mobility that e-scooters provide to persons with health issues, they are used all over the world. In other words, for persons with disabilities that prevent them from driving, this type of vehicle is an excellent substitute. When walking is not an option, and public transportation is problematic due to crowds, waiting, standing, or pushing, and cycling is not an option owing to physical energy or fitness, e-scooters are one of the best options.
Encourages movement and stability in the open air and in nature.
Another challenge that humanity is currently experiencing is our most acceptable “sedentary” manner of existence. Many of us work in offices or other occupations that require us to sit for long periods of time, and the majority of us commute to and from work by vehicle or public transportation. The e-scooter allows us to move our bodies for shorter distances that would otherwise need the usage of a car or public transportation (a much better type of transport that requires physical activity is a bicycle). Of course, riding an e-scooter isn’t a substitute for exercise, but it will help us stay active while also allowing us to spend some time outside. As a result, this is a method to switch out your car seat for something a little more active.
Experts say that while balancing and maintaining bodily equilibrium may appear to be a basic skill, riding an e-scooter allows users to improve their balance even further without exerting much effort. As previously said, this proved to be quite effective for folks who are a little more clumsy.
e-scooter have Low operating and maintenance costs.
E-scooters are also less expensive to operate than other vehicles. It is frequently less expensive to ride an electric scooter than to take public transportation.
Because the physics and technology of electric scooters are not a difficult science, the majority of issues can be resolved quickly and easily. As a result, they have lower maintenance expenses than cars. Parts are inexpensive, and there are no oil changes, filters, or technical inspections required. There are also no parking or fuel charges.
These are just a few of the advantages and benefits of e-scooters, thus we need an appropriate legal approach that allows new road users to participate safely.