As with any flurry of activity around a new tech concept you might be inclined to wonder if this is a temporary trend. Here we take a look at the many ways technological advancements are changing the face of transportation for good.
If the later years developments in electric transportation has not yet caught your attention (where have you been?!) then now is the best time to familiarise yourself with what’s available to you and how it could revolutionise your commute, extra curricular pass time, well being and environmental contribution. The writing is on the wall and it is very loud and clear. The burning of fossilised fuel for transport is not only being hailed as one of the main culprits to our climate change, but it is increasingly looked upon as outdated thinking and technological useage, not inline with where we, as a civilised society, need to be. Whoever would have thought even ten years ago, that driving around in an all electric car would be considered imperative and that such a car could even manage to look good while doing it? Well Tesla has proved you can have both. A number of car manufactures are starting to catch on, realizing their environmental responsibilities and developing new and innovative ways to safe guard against further catastrophic climate change. Customers demand options if they are to stay loyal to their preferred choice of brand which is pushing designers to branch out. Volvo for example, have set a target that all cars released from 2019 onward will have an electric motor in combination with a combustion engine. By 2025 they plan for 50% of all car sales to be fully electric. This would put 1 million electric cars on the roads (by Volvo alone). Porsche are releasing their all electric sports car the Taycan. Who would have guessed a fully electric sportscar by that brand even five years ago? A hybrid yes, but fully electric?
Norway is paving the way with plans to have all domestic flights being electric by 2040. In Sweden, the state subsidised purchase of an electric bike if the purpose was for commuting, by an amount of maximum 10 000 SEK (approx 1000 USD). This ended in 2019 as the money funded for it was used up and the government did not extend the option. Approximately 100 000 people bought e-bikes as a result. The reason here is obvious. Travel to work is made simpler and easier and cheaper, which in any way shape or form, it is a very attractive option for the commuter.
It would take a very brave person betting against a future for the electric scooter in the current economic (as well as world) climate. It ticks so many boxes by way of practicality, usage, simplicity, agility, swiftness. And we are most likely only seeing the beginning of the development and possibilities of the electric scooter. You disagree? You think, there are not that many more options to the theme? Well, think back to the beginning of the history of the bicycle. Of course the comparison is maybe not exemplary, as we are now in a more advanced stage compared to then, but it probably has some merits. After all, who would have thought back then, that the bicycle could develop as it has. Imagine bringing back a time trial bike used by one of the professionals on the bike tours in a time machine, and show it in the beginning of the last century. It would be nothing short of astonishing with its space age technology, not to mention you would outbike the early cars of then at top speed(!) Never underestimate what the human mind can create and where we might take this formidable nimble electric scooter magic. Any commuter writing down pros and cons will find that the electric scooter is very hard to beat point by point. Yes there is not a roof on them….yet!! So one might be exposed to bad weather. As we are on a bike or on a moped. It would not be surprising at all if we soon see a scooter with an inbuilt solution to that particular problem. There are so many options out there to revolutionise your commute to suit all manner of leads. A lightweight electric scooter that gets you from A to B in less time, with less cost and way less environmental damage is something that every commuter should be looking to aqcuire. See this article for best electric scooter for commuting.
The electric scooter is here to stay. Once you try one and experience its advantages, you won’t go back.