Do you remember when you were a kid, running around with your scooter? Well, get ready for the new craze: electric scooters! Small, mobile and incredibly useful, electrical scooters are a great way of getting to and from work while avoiding public transport and without getting all sweaty in the process or risking having a collision with your bike.
Quick and Convenient
Companies like Razor have been producing electric scooters which are perfectly suitable for adults and operate fully on batteries. This makes them ideal for commuters concerned about their carbon footprint but unwilling or unable to bicycle to work. The batteries last for around 10 to 12 miles, which can be dealt with in less than one hour at speeds up to 15mph. This makes them extremely convenient for inner city commuters on large cities, but you can also fold them and bring them with you on a train or other form of public transportation, and use them only for a portion of your journey.
Cheap and Ecological
Getting to work on an electric scooter isn’t only less detrimental to the environment, but it is much cheaper than driving a car, as you can control it from any electricity socket. The batteries take between 8 to 12 hours to charge, and many businesses encourage their employees to use green transportation tools by allowing them to charge their scooters while on the job. Electric scooters retail for less than #500, and the maintenance is also considerably less expensive than a car, making them perfect for the solo commuter that does not want to be stuck in traffic burning gas every morning.
Riding a Scooter Safely
Electric scooters aren’t too quick or hard to use, and learning how to ride one is often easier than learning how to bicycle on a city environment, but there’s always the danger of an incident. If you are using it at night remember to wear reflective clothes that help cars see you, exactly the same ones you’d use if you were walking or using a bicycle on a street at night.