With petrol prices on the rise, many people are looking for alternative modes of transport. Electric vehicles are a good option, but are prohibitively expensive for many households. A much more affordable option is an electric scooter, which is smaller, lighter and more eco-friendly than a fuel-powered car.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Due to using a rechargeable battery, electric scooters have no emissions and don't require trips to the petrol station. This reduces carbon dioxide emissions by about 4.6 metric tonnes per year, per car. Electric scooters have fewer parts to replace as well, resulting in less maintenance and a reduced impact on landfill. Just ensure that you dispose of the batteries correctly to avoid harming the environment.
Electric motors are at least 3 times more energy efficient than combustion engines and the LED lights available on many electric scooters use only a minimal amount of energy. Even when factoring in the electricity required to charge the battery, the emissions per kilometre are negligible.
Beat the traffic
Scooters offer a cheap and enjoyable way to get around town. Having your own personal transport means you can take the quickest route home and won't have to sit in peak-hour traffic. Sounds good doesn't it? Electric scooters are also much quieter than cars, so reduce noise pollution in built-up areas.
Parking? Not a problem
Most workers travel alone when driving to work. Parking is expensive in the city and there are limited spots available. Cars are big and bulky, especially compared to scooters, which can be folded up, carried into work and stored under your desk.
If you live a while out of the city and get public transport to work, ride your scooter to the train or bus station in record time, fold it up and carry it on! No need to drive and struggle to find a park nearby.
Electric scooters available at Little Rookie
Convenient, cheap to run and fun to ride, electric scooters have become extremely popular in Australia over the past few years. Here at Little Rookie, we have a great selection of electric scooters for ages 6 and up. Learn more about each of our electric scooter models and never get stuck in traffic again!