We already know that transport makes us more mobile. Still, now we are experiencing a new trend of micromobility: traveling short distances in compact vehicles.
The main task that mobile transport solves is the “last mile”, that is, a trip from a transport stop or parking lot to a destination with a length of 5 to 30 minutes. Compact transport helps out where public transport does not run or it is not too convenient.
In large cities, micromobility is also a way to overcome numerous traffic jams.
Another important task of mobile transport is the ability to move for those who are deprived of mobility for various reasons. An electric wheelchair or electric scooter with seats helps people with paralyzed or injured limbs to travel long distances without assistance.
Trend for environmental friendliness
According to the iSinwheel brand, the demand for mobile transport has other prerequisites: environmental friendliness. It is under this pretext that governments and international corporations are promoting electric cars, and now electric scooters.
This can be facilitated by smart charging networks for electric vehicles, managed using a cloud service. V2G (Vehicle-to-grid) technology allows not only charging electric vehicles from a common network, but also returning electricity back. In this way, you can manage electricity consumption by directing it to where it is needed most. According to forecasts, the global market for V2G chargers and networks will grow to $5 billion by 2024.
At the same time, the access of ordinary cars to the city center has already been restricted in Madrid, Mexico City, Rome and Seattle, Amsterdam, Brussels and Barcelona. Another incentive is the high taxes on CO2 emissions. Taking into account the rising cost of parking and other restrictions for motorists, mobile electric transport has every chance to outpace cars.
Electric scooters ahead
Electric scooters have become popular because of their low weight (up to 12 kg) and high speed – up to 40-50 km / h. This is quite enough to move along with the traffic flow, avoiding traffic jams and driving into pedestrian zones. Unlike bicycles, scooters do not require special equipment and effort. They are suitable even for winter — provided that the roads are cleared.
Still, residents of megacities have really tried this type of transport, where in the last several years city rentals have been actively developing and the road surface is improving, including sidewalks and bike paths. At the same time, scooters are convenient to park, as well as to ride on the subway or ground transport.
Electric scooters have bypassed other compact types of transports for several reasons:it is convenient to ride a scooter together or put a heavy bag (which it relevant for couriers);
- they can be rented through numerous services;
- electric scooters are less demanding on the road surface;
- it is much easier to keep the balance and quickly slow down at the traffic light;
- high-speed models with a seat allow you to move long distances and not get tired.
By 2024, the share of electric scooters will grow to 14.5%. Moreover, sharing services are leading in terms of growth rate and attracting investment in the industry.
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