It’s no secret that the use of electric scooters is on the rise. In a recent study, where 7000 people in 10 cities in the US were surveyed, more than half of the respondents in each city had a positive opinion of electric scooters.
As people begin to move away from using traditional vehicles and modes of transport, electric scooters are a regular site on the roads of cities all over the world.
Here are a few reasons why you should join them!
They can help you reduce your carbon footprint
An obvious one perhaps. But investing in an electric scooter can massively help you reduce your carbon footprint. This year the Government committed to reducing net emissions to zero by 2050, so soon we’ll all have to start making big changes. Charging an electric scooter doesn’t take long, and they’re powered purely on electricity. Some models even use energy recovery systems to charge your battery while you ride them.
They’re cheaper than running a car
You can’t use an electric vehicle on the road in the UK at the moment, however, it doesn’t cost a lot to run an electric scooter in comparison to a car (or even a moped or other scooter). Not only do you save money by not having to fill up on fuel, but the cost of maintenance and accessories is much lower.
It’s a good workout
Don’t worry, riding a scooter isn’t an intense workout but the balance you need to ride can be a great workout for your core. So, while you’re reducing your carbon footprint and saving money, you’ll also be getting stronger. Winner! In fact, your legs and arms will also get a workout from holding onto the handlebars and absorbing any of the force if you’re riding over terrain that’s a little bumpy.
You’ll save time
Not only can an electric scooter get you to places a larger vehicle can’t, you’ll be able to get further, faster. Despite the limitations of where you can ride an electric scooter (for now!), they can still make a great addition to a day our or a trip away. They can be easily folded into the boot of car and ridden in places you can’t get to with a larger vehicle. Meaning that no moment is wasted!
The final, and possibly the best reason to ride an electric scooter is simply – because they’re fun. There are a variety of different models out there which means you can tailor your scooter choice to really make the most out of owning one. If you like speed and power, opt for a higher spec model. Or if you’re in it purely for the gimmick (but also want to reduce your carbon footprint) you can find a model to suit you. Scooters come in a variety of sizes, styles and with a range of accessories available for them – so you can really make it your own.
Check out the Voltso range of scooters and accessories here.