Electric Scooters: Micro-Mobility in a Post-Covid World

Electric Scooters: Micro-Mobility in a Post-Covid World

Micro-mobility travel is predicted to increase in the “new normal”, with individuals choosing electric scooters and bikes over crowded commutes. There are a variety of benefits to both methods of transport, but e-scooters are fast becoming the next big thing for commuters.

In a bid to become more eco-friendly and cut carbon emissions when lockdowns are lifted, cities across the world are closing roads and streets to cars in favour of supporting foot traffic and cyclists, including people using electric scooters. Although riding e-scooters on the road in the UK is still illegal outside of government schemes and partnerships, there is hope this will change in the near future. Here are 4 reasons why electric scooters are emerging as an effective method of travel in a post-covid world.

1. Intuitive mobility by design

Not only are e-scooters at the forefront of design visually, but they are also designed with mobility in mind. This means that they are easy to jump on and off and more practical than a bike. Electric scooters are foldable, and many are lightweight making them convenient in busy crowds and places where walking is required. It also means you can take them anywhere and don’t have to leave them out in the elements; a functionality that makes e-scooters great for commuting.

One of the best looking and most functional e scooter for commuting is the Ninebot Max G30 Electric Scooter with a powerful 350W motor and great shock absorption.

2. More hygienic than public transport and car shares
When riding an e-scooter you can limit human interaction and naturally social distance. You are also out in the open air and not sharing a space with strangers while on a bus or train which can often be crowded. By choosing to ride an electric scooter you help to reduce the load and congestion on public transport, creating more room for others who rely on these methods of travel. There is even the bonus of you being the primary user of the e-scooter which means you can control the sanitation of the key touchpoints.

3. Beats the traffic

Opting to travel via e-scooter over the car means you will naturally skip inevitable traffic. As more people take to the roads with lockdown lifting, electric scooters are a great alternative to sitting in the car in busy city centres. For shorter commutes, an e-scooter will take you from door to door and for those who do rely on some transport to get to the office, you can park outside town or grab a bus or train before jumping on your electric scooter to skip that traffic.

 

Another great example of the best electric scooters for commuting out there is the Xiaomi 1S Electric Scooter. Lightweight, 3 ride modes and longer durable battery life, this e scooter will get you for A to B – and everywhere in between.

4. More sustainable and noise reducing

Fully electric, e-scooters run on battery power. Electric vehicles emit fewer greenhouse gasses and air pollutants meaning they are more environmentally friendly. They are also noise reducing. Riding your electric scooter on your commute rather than jumping in your car will help towards improving the air quality and noise pollution in towns and cities. And as we move into a new world of electric cars and making more sustainable choices, e-scooters are a good way to contribute.

Overall, electric scooters are a great way to get around, whether you are commuting or not. You only need to look to other countries in Europe and the USA to see the growth in demand for e-scooters and how they are being used in public to get an idea of what we can expect here in the future.

At Scooter Hub, we offer some of the best e-scooters including Xiaomi Electric Scooters and Ninebot Electric Scooters. We also offer a huge range of accessories and e-scooter essentials for safety, storage and safekeeping. Shop our range of e-scooters today to get 1-2 days UK delivery and pay later with Klarna! 

If you’d like to learn more about us and our product range, speak with our friendly team on live chat, email hello@scooterhub.com or call 01202 022245. We’re always happy to help!

 

Disclaimer

In the UK, the law states that electric scooters are not to be used on footpaths, cycle lanes or roads. E-scooters should only be used on private land with the owner's consent. It is also the law to wear appropriate protective equipment while riding e-scooters.

It is the customer’s responsibility to ride their electric scooter within local laws and therefore assume all liability and risk associated with the use of electric scooter products. Find out more about navigating through the UK law on electric scooters.