9 Reasons why Electric Scooters are the Future
Electric scooters are rapidly increasing in popularity, and are clearly hugely on trend right now. But investing in an escooter isn’t just a fashionable flash in the pan – purchasing an electric scooter is a great investment in the future. Electric scooters are no 5 minute wonder, they are here to stay, and here’s why:
1. Clean & eco-friendly
A great choice for the environmentally conscious, electric scooters produce zero emissions, making them a much cleaner choice for short journeys than hopping on a moped or in the car. No additional air pollution is definitely the way forward – the UK government says so.
2. Impressive speed & range
Reaching speeds of up to 15mph and covering distances of around 18 miles, electric scooters are a great way to explore. Perfect for zipping around busy city centres, they are an equally fun way to take in the countryside.
3. Easy to ride
The controls of an electric scooter are so easy to use, anyone of any age can master them. A truly accessible personal transportation vehicle, escooters can often assist people with limited mobility who don’t require a wheelchair or mobility scooter to get around and cover longer distances.
4. Healthy choice
A great way to get out into the fresh air and avoid crowded trains and buses, riding an electric scooter is better for you than you may think. Standing while you travel is great for posture (particularly if you’re at a desk all day) and your core muscles get a workout keeping you balanced.
5. Compact & portable
Folding down for easy storage in your car boot, hall cupboard, locker or under your desk, electric scooters are compact and lightweight enough to carry as needed. Big flight of stairs? No problem.
6. Effortless charging
When you finish your journey, just plug in your scooter battery and your trusty ride will be ready to go again in a couple of hours. No fancy equipment needed, just a regular socket.
7. Commuter friendly
For anyone using public transport – which is the government’s preferred future plan for travel – it’s highly unlikely that your bus or train takes you door to door. Electric scooters are a great ‘first and last mile’ solution to get you where you need to go – just fold it down and carry it with you.
8. Affordable option
Save the bus fare, get an escooter! You really don’t need to spend thousands to get a great electric scooter that will change the way you travel. And once you’ve got the scooter, charging only costs a few pence a day.
9. Almost road legal…hopefully!
The UK government are currently considering making electric scooters legal to ride in cycle lanes and on roads – they’ve set out possible plans in their Future of Transport Regulatory Review. Trials are about to begin in 4 new transport zones around the country, so watch this space!
Electric scooters are a fun, convenient and safe way to travel, which is why they are being seen in increasing numbers up and down the country. Buying an electric scooter now may be a fashionable move, but we promise you, escooters are not going out of style any time soon.