Far from being a toy of the rich and privileged, e-scooters are actually an exceptionally handy form of transportation. And as they have increased in popularity in recent times, we look at ten reasons why you should consider buying an e-scooter.
1. Electric Scooters are environmentally friendly.
Imagine being able to ditch the car for good. Globally, almost 30% of greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation. So, jumping on an e-scooter and leaving your car in the garage is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
2. E-Scooters save time.
Although the speed of e-scooters is capped at 15mph, that’s still a lot quicker than walking to wherever you’re going. If you’re in a hurry, an e-scooter will get you from a-to-b in no time.
3. They’re a cheap method of transportation.
As e-scooters run exclusively on batteries, you don’t have to fork out for fuel, or expensive public transport passes. Instead, just make sure your e-scooter is fully charged before leaving home, and you have an inexpensive mode of transportation at your disposal.
4. They’re portable.
Most e-scooters are portable and can easily be transported from one place to another when you’re not riding them. This is ideal if you need to hop on the underground to complete your morning commute to the office, for instance.
5. Electric Scooters affordable.
When compared to the cost of electric bikes, e-scooters are an affordable option. A good e-scooter will set you back a couple of hundred pounds, whereas electric bikes tend to be in excess of £1,000…
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6. E-Scooters are easy to use.
There’s nothing complicated about riding an e-scooter, and it’s much easier than learning how to ride a bike or drive a car. Most models enable you to hop on and switch them on, with easy to regulate acceleration control and braking mechanisms.
7. They’re simple to charge.
Most e-scooters can be charged from any mains electricity socket, which means they can be charged at home, at work, or even in public. Within a couple of hours of charge, they’ll be fully loaded and ready to go.
8. They get you outside.
If you’re typically reliant on public transport or your car for commuting to and from work, you probably spend most of your day cooped up inside. Opting for an e-scooter ensures that you can experience the great outdoors and all the health benefits that doing so entails.
9. They’re safe.
Cycling is becoming more popular in the UK, but it’s also dangerous, as cycling deaths jumped by 40% in 2020. As e-scooters restrict your speed, they’re a safer form of transport than bikes and are less likely to cause an accident.
10. E-Scooters are lots of fun.
We’ve saved the best reason for last! The bottom line is that e-scooters are lots of fun and are a great way to get from one place to the next. With the wind coursing through your hair, there’s little not to like about travelling on an e-scooter.
E-scooters are emerging as an environmentally friendly and easy-to-use method of transportation. If you live in a city or town, opting for an e-scooter is an ideal choice for your daily commute and provides you with an excellent opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors.
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