Once upon a time, scooters, skateboards and bicycles, where vehicles reserved exclusively for use by small children. But not anymore. Advances in battery technology mean that these modes of transportation can now be motorized and in recent years, the personal electric vehicle has rapidly become a common sight on city streets around the world. This is no passing craze or gimmick.
It is the beginning of a transport revolution that will eventually shape how our streets look and it's awesome. In fact it’s really fun and may substitute like a stress buster commuting on an electric scooter or bike.
The entire world is going through a pandemic and it's looking a lot like the way we interact in public is going to be very different for the foreseeable future. Many parts of the world are slowly beginning to emerge from lockdown. One of the big concerns a lot of people have, particularly those of us who live in crowded areas, what will happen when we go back to work, or more specifically, how we're going to get back to work.
Public transport and social distancing don't exactly go together, especially during rush hour. The bottom
line is, taking public transport to work should now be considered a health risk and avoided were possible.
One of the best ways to do that is with some form of personal electric vehicle and the good news is that if your journey to work is, Let's say less than 10 to 15 miles, you are absolutely spoiled for choice. There is an array of weird and wonderful for electric vehicles that can easily cover that sort of distance. If your root to work is, let’s say 20 to 25 miles, some of the more portable, lighter electric vehicles won't quite be right for you, but there are still plenty of e bikes and scooters that can cover that distance without any problem.
Which kind of electric vehicle is right for you, entirely depends on your personal use case. I should caveat this by saying that, a busy city streets isn't the easiest place to self-isolate and use an electric scooter either, but it is significantly better than public transport.
If you take your own electric scooter to work, you can select your route to avoid busy areas and you can leave additional distance between yourself and other road users. You just have a lot more control over the situation than you would on public transport.
Then greatest benefit of riding to work on an electric scooter or an e-bike to commute in the city streets is it's really cheap, besides from the upfront cost of purchasing the vehicle. If you do some math it will cost you few dollars which will be far cheaper than public transport
In fact, unless you've bought something especially fancy, your electric scooter could well have paid itself off inside of a few months. That being said, I do strongly recommend spending a little bit extra money at the beginning in order to buy a higher quality product. It goes without saying that you get what you pay for when it comes to e-mobility, and generally speaking, the cheaper stuff is the least safe.
Some of you may be thinking, yes, I'd love to stop riding public transport to work, yes, I enjoy the wind in my hair. So why don't I just ride my regular old bicycle that's sitting in my garage? Well the answer to that is, great! Go ahead with that. If your root allows for it and you're physically able to, there's no better way to get to work or anywhere than cycling.
But there is one significant advantage electric scooters or bikes have over cycling in particular that I
feel I must mention, you don't get sweaty. Riding regular bikes is a great exercise though. But, by the time you reach where ever you want to get to, you may be drenched. Let’s assume you are going to work and you ditched the public transport rather took your bike and went along cycling to work, you reach at
work and you’re all sweaty that might not particularly look good. If you work somewhere where you're expected to look presentable and not stink all day, you might want to try something like this. It's very convenient unless it rains. But then you could buy one of those umbrella hats and then you'd be stylish and functional.
Electric scooters are so fun as well as being a really practical way of getting to work. Whether you buy a scooter or a bike, a skateboard or a unicycle, you're going to use it for a lot more than just your daily commute. You're going to find yourself looking for excuses to pop to the shops or go for a nice long ride on the weekend. Electric scooters or bikes are really practical things to own. As well as transforming
your commute, it's going to become your favourite gadget. But I should say a quick word of warning regarding safety,
Just like cycling, riding an electric scooter can be dangerous, especially when inadequate infrastructure
means you're forced to share the road with cars. I truly believe that we're at the beginning of a transport revolution, and a few years from now, our cities will look completely different. Less cars, bigger pavements, special lanes for electric stuff. Who knows? But we're not there yet. So just like cycling, be
extremely careful and don't consider riding an electric scooter without a helmet to work or anywhere else for commuting unless you understand the rules of the road and are willing to follow them.
So to conclude these are just few things related to electric scooters and reasons you should consider buying one for your daily commute.