We’ve heard of electric scooters before, but don’t really understand what that means. And while we’re aware that electric scooters run on electricity, there’s more we need to know.
Electric scooters work by connecting a battery and motor to the adult kick scooter found in traditional gas powered scooters. Speed and braking are controlled by a switch mounted on the handlebars. And because electronic scooters are a fairly new invention, the laws that govern them are still in the works, so technically no rules exist.
While there are gas powered scooters, electric scooters are more convenient to use. Because you no longer have to go to the gas station to fill up. All you have to do is plug the electric scooter into an outlet and wait a few hours for it to fully charge. Afterwards you can go on another excursion through the neighborhood.
Electric scooters also have different speeds. The slowest might be at just 10 miles per house, while others can go at 30 miles per hour, fast enough for multiple racing events. In addition, these are also some scooters that can easily go uphill and cut through headwinds. E-scooters glide across the street, giving the feeling of literally cruising around the block. It’s also very useful when you need to run quick errands and short trips to the grocery store.
And because it’s a fairly new vehicle, it’s also a great way to meet new people, as it’s a very interesting conversation starter. Traffic problems are also a thing of the past, as the scooters can easily maneuver through any tight traffic jam. Never be late for an appointment again. Electric scooters also come in portable and foldable versions. If you travel a lot, you can easily fold or disassemble your electric scooter and the plane won’t even scold you for it. Electric scooters can weigh up to 22 pounds.
Plus, you can also say goodbye to having to worry about the gas money (although you might see your electric bills go up). E-scooters are also so compact that you can take them with you on public transport such as planes, buses and trains. Gas powered scooters do not have this privilege. Not only that, they don’t contribute to global warming and noise as they don’t emit fumes and operate very quietly. And while most people buy e-scooters as a “toy,” it’s a lot more functional than meets the eye.
In summary, electric scooters are quickly becoming the mode of transport of choice for many people, not just hobbyists and those with limited mobility. And as the demand for this gear increases, it will likely become more accessible and affordable in the years to come.