It’s been more than a century when kick scooters were invented. They have evolved into what is known today as electric scooters. Hence, they are not a so novel invention anymore. Yet, having been around for so long, they have not been as popular and widespread as they are today.
Electric scooters are considered micro-mobility devices, referring to them as lightweight, individual electric transport intended for travel to short distances.
They offer many benefits for urban dwellers, such as convenience, affordability, sustainability and fun.
Mearth offers such: the S and S Pro lightweight folding mobility scooters in Australia. And now, they’re ready and ripe for youthful riders to have.
With the lockdowns enforced during the global pandemic, many electric scooters for sale boomed, as people looked for alternatives to public transport and cars. Many cities around the world have launched or expanded e-scooter sharing schemes, which allowed users to rent and ride regular e-scooters using their smartphones.
One of the main advantages of electric scooters is that they can save time and money for commuters. McKinsey estimates that about 60 percent of car trips worldwide cover less than 10 kilometers which is a distance that an e-scooter can easily cover. In Australia, e-scooters were found to be helpful in avoiding traffic congestion and parking woes, and as such were seriously considered as an ideal, fast alternative transport to ease urban mobility.
Being environment-friendly, electric scooters are viewed as not contributing to the worsening of air pollution. Since these e-scooters on sale in the local market or online are powered by batteries that can be recharged using renewable energy sources, they produce zero tailpipe emissions and have a low carbon footprint compared to cars and buses. To those unaware, e-scooters can also reduce noise pollution and improve air quality in cities.
No doubt about it, e-scooters are fun, easy and enjoyable to ride. The sense of freedom and adventure each ride provides, as well as a way to exercise and socialize is a game changer by itself.
E-scooters can appeal to people of different ages and backgrounds, as they are easy to learn and use. E-scooters can also enhance the livability and attractiveness of cities, by creating more space for pedestrians and cyclists.
True, electric scooters also face some challenges. Safety is deemed a major issue that can pose risks for riders and pedestrians alike, especially when they share the same space or when they are used improperly by the riders themselves, disregarding traffic rules, and violating safety mandates.
Regulation is another issue that affects e-scooter riders. Because of some of the riders' stubbornness, neglectfulness and indifference to the different laws and rules, depending on the city or even in the neighborhood where they operate, some places in New Zeland have restricted the e-scooters' speed altogether. Up to now, in the midst of e-scooter trials, factors that influence the regulation of e-scooters remain unresolved.
Sustainability is somehow weighed in as the third challenge. Yes, e-scooters require frequent charging and maintenance, which can consume energy and resources and this is alongside a concern that e-scooters have a relatively short lifespan, exposed to wear and tear, vandalism and theft. But isn’t frequent filling up of the car’s gas tank the same?
As alternative modes of transport, the mobility e-scooter like that of Mearth RS Pro ultimate long-range electric scooter and the GTS MAX on-and-off-terrain heavy duty double motor electric scooters, dubbed as ‘beast’ with their all-terrain tyres have been proven to be durable, sturdy, cutting-edge, top-tier and high-performing.
Reliability is at the very core all of Mearth’s electric scooters and as such they are greatly promising.
Foreseeing the latent possibility of transforming the way commuters move around cities, offering convenience, affordability, sustainability and fun, electric scooters are not going anywhere out, nor are they going to be fading fads, anytime soon.
After suffering from years of endless standstill traffic, waiting for the often delayed public transport to arrive -- day and day out, not to mention the rising cost of gas, and having to queue long lines to gas up, the 180-degree turn of commuters, after having experienced the delight and ease of traveling fast around short distances, or within the city, unhampered and unaffected by traffic, it is predicted that the commuters will strongly support this optional form of travel because they are convenient and efficient, in so many ways.
In a nutshell, the presence and functional use of electric scooters are pouring in positive affirmations – alleviating for the better the way of life of people.
It’s 2023. Riding electric scooters is becoming commonplace. As sure as the need to travel exists, they will be an enduring part of a larger movement that adopts micro-mobility, where people from different aspirations and walks of life have enthusiastically accepted and owned the innovative concept as soon as they landed on Kiwi shores.
In no time, within this century, these electric micro-mobile devices will be vigorously felt and seen as reshaping the future of transportation.