Electric scooters were introduced as an efficient an environmentally friendly alternative urban mode of transport, and now, thanks to them, many people have changed how they move around the city. Little by little, this contraption is taking over the sidewalks, squares and parks of the Spanish cities.
Easy to drive and fold, electric scooters are becoming the star of personal mobility vehicles (PMVs). The latest trend in the transport sector, these PMVs offer users new and more flexible alternative forms of transport. More than 20,000 personal mobility vehicles are already in use in Spain, the vast majority of which are electric scooters.
Advantages of the electric scooter
You only need to take a look at any street in any city to see how simple it is to move around one of these vehicles, which also promote electrical mobility. In addition, electric scooters require virtually no maintenance or greasing, save on physical effort and can be comfortably stored virtually anywhere.
But above all, they are sustainable vehicles, the use of which, like that of electric bicycles, is being promoted by the new mobility plans implemented by Spanish city councils in order to reduce pollution. In some cities where the concentration of pollutants has exceeded legal limits, a modal shift in transport to alternatives like the electric scooter would generate a significant reduction in both energy consumption and the particulate emissions that are so harmful to the health of residents.
This is one of the conclusions drawn from the report The Future of Sustainable Cities: Urban energy transition to 2030 published by Deloitte, which analyses the measures that need to be implemented both by city councils and citizens to achieve an effective energy revolution and enhance sustainability.