Have you noticed electric scooters are taking over your city? You’re not alone. An electric scooter is a fun, quick, and convenient way to travel around town, and their 2018 popularity is just the beginning. Scooter sharing services like Bird and Lime are in over 40 U.S. cities and have expanded to France and Israel. In this blog, we’ll consider why electric scooters are the new big thing — and why you should consider investing in one of your own.
Why are electric scooters suddenly so popular?
Electric scooters have risen in popularity because they are a great alternative to traditional transportation methods such as cars, buses, taxis, and ridesharing services. Not only are scooters convenient and offer independence, but they also make for faster commutes as opposed to using other modes of transportation. The Uber Scuuter offers an edge as well because it is foldable, which makes it one of the first portable electric scooters available! This means it’s an incredible option for riding around the city, commuting to work, or tackling the last mile on a longer commute.
Another great reason to invest in an electric scooter is that it helps to lower your carbon footprint. Unless you’ve been doing a digital detox for the last decade (seems more relevant than living under a rock), then you know we are in the midst of a climate disaster. But electric scooters are projected to make a huge dent in carbon emissions, which is another reason that they’ve quickly become so popular. Consider these projections from this article on the environmental impact of scooters:
“Say a scooter runs for 10 miles a day on average. That equates to a daily reduction of 3,500 grams of carbon per scooter. A city with 10,000 scooters would then reduce emissions by 35,000,000 grams, or 35 metric tons daily. Scale that up across 500 cities, which is approximately the number of cities in the world with more than one million people, and we’re now mitigating 17,500 metrics tons of carbon each day.”
Impressive! As you can see, opting for a battery-powered scooter is a great way to support the environment. Wondering if it’s powerful enough for your needs? While the specs of an electric scooter battery vary from model to model, the Uber Scuuter’s battery charges to full capacity in just five hours and can go up to 27 miles in one charge. To learn more about electric scooter battery life, visit our blog: Battery Life of a Folding, Electric Scooter (It Matters!).
While this rise in popularity is exciting, it also means that you may not be able to secure a scooter on any given day thanks to the high number of commuters who want in on the scooter-riding fun. However, there’s a simple solution — invest in your own! The Uber Scuuter is one of the first foldable scooters and has an unmatched electric scooter battery life. Make the leap — shop now for your very own electric scooter.