Can e-scooters become a part of a sustainable transportation system? Are they environmentally friendly?
The use of electric scooters is booming around the world. They’re convenient, accessible, and on-demand transportation for everyone to get around with electricity.
Many people are drawn to e-scooters because they want to be more ecofriendly. In theory, powering transportation by electricity is less polluting than using fossil fuels.
E-scooters reduce emissions during use. This is because most of the alternatives, like driving a car or taking a bus, are much more polluting to the environment.
Studies show that electric vehicles are more environmentally friendly than gasoline or diesel vehicles. Research has looked primarily at the reduced environmental impact of cars. However, if cars are more environmentally friendly it stands to reason that e-scooters are even more environmentally friendly as they take less electricity to power and recharge.
The key to minimizing the environmental impact of e-scooters is to maximize their lifetime.
This is why e-scooter rental companies aren’t as ecologically friendly as owning an e-scooter. Rental companies have a high degree of turn-over of their scooter stock. With many scooters only lasting a month. This puts high stress on the environment due to the increased demand for the production of scooters to renew the supply.
Owning an e-scooter, on the other hand, can be an incredibly environmentally friendly decision. This is because e-scooter owners tend to maximize the life of their e-scooters. Owning and enjoying them for many years.