You might be wondering why electric scooters are taking the world by storm? They are everywhere and now not only a popular option among kids these days, but adults more than ever are appreciating their benefits and getting in on the action. They’re fun, fast, economical and with all the environmental advantages, it's safe to say that electric scooters are the future of transportation.
Thinking about getting one? Yes, you should, and here are 14 reasons why we think its a great idea!
14 Advantages To Owning An Electric Scooter
1. E-Scooters Are Eco-friendly
They only use a small amount of electricity and don’t emit any emissions, which is a bonus for our air quality and our lungs. It doesn’t get any better than this if you are looking for an eco-friendly way of getting around.
2. Reduce Noise Pollution
Any way of travelling around comes with a significant amount of noise pollution – cars, motorbikes, buses, trains, they’re all incredibly loud. However, the electric scooter is whisper-quiet and that’s the fastest and quietest way you’ll get from A to B.
3. Improve Body Balance & Get Moving
Most of us work in offices and jobs that involve a lot of sitting and there isn’t a lot of physical movement, creating an increasingly sedentary lifestyle. An electric scooter will get you moving, especially for those shorter distances that you would usually drive. Also using an electric scooter will activate your core and improve your natural balance.
4. Ride Safely
Electric scooters are fast enough to be useful and fun to ride, but you can still maintain control and feel safe enough to brake easily and step off in time to prevent an accident.
5. Easily Portable
An electric scooter is usually lightweight enough to carry with you and can be folded down for easy storage in your car, cupboard, locker or even under your desk when not in use.
6. Enjoy A Joy Ride
Riding an electric scooter makes grown-ups feel like kids again, and they make kids feel free! It’s a win-win for anyone old enough to steer to get around the streets and neighbourhood.
7. Easy To Maintain
One of the best features of electric scooters is that they require very little maintenance. Since the mechanics behind electric scooters are quite simple, most problems can be fixed quite easily.
8. ZERO Licensing Requirements
As a result of their lower speeds, most electric scooters don’t require a license. So there is no need for testing or passing out. Nevertheless, always ensure you comply with local regulations and wear safety gear like reflective wear and helmets.
9. Mobility For People With Health Issues
Many people with health issues prefer to use electric scooters over bicycles because they won’t get tired of pedalling. It allows you to still be mobile and get to where you need to be, without tiring out.
10. Easy to Find a Parking Spaces
Most electric scooters are small and lightweight enough to fit under your desk, in a locker or in a shopping trolley. But if you absolutely need to park your electric scooter somewhere else, bike racks are virtually everywhere, and many bike locks can be used to secure your scooter.
11. Best alternate mode of Transportation
Ever stood at the bus stop and wondered if the bus was ever going to arrive, or maybe train delays had you late for work again. This would not happen with an electric scooter. Commuting with you your electric scooter will have you saving time and money.
12. Easy To Use & Assemble
Learning to ride an electric scooter is relatively easy because the controls are quite simple to use. This means anyone of any age can master them in no time at all. They are just as easy to assemble, especially the foldable models. Just unfold, attach the handle grips, charge up the battery and go.
13. Low Running Costs
The running costs of an electric scooter are almost nothing when compared to traditional fuel-based scooters or bikes. There are no oil changes and no petrol fill-ups, so next time instead of hopping in your car for short trips and quick errands, take your electric scooter.
14. Saves you Time
Because an electric scooter is small, portable and so easy to operate, you can navigate through traffic congestion more easily. You will get to where you’re going much quicker, saving you time
Why We think Electric Scooters Are A Winning Choice
With petrol prices taking another hike this week and traffic congestion getting worse and worse in busy business hubs, travelling by car makes very little sense. Scooters save you time, money and are great for the environment. They are nippy and fun, and we can’t think of a reason not to get one!
At SA Scootershop we have a wide variety of electric scooters, browse our range and take your next steps to exploring your world in the trendiest way possible.
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