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Electric scooters have become quite popular over the past decades. Some people are even fond of Stunt Scooters. They are quite easy to use and can therefore be a suitable alternative to conventional means of transport, especially in big cities and for short distances. Although E-Scooters have plenty of advantages, they also imply serious issues.In this article, the pros and cons of electric scooters are examined.
E-Scooters can be quite convenient
One advantage of electric scooters is that they are a quite convenient tool to get around. You can start your journey within seconds and after you got to your destination, you can simply park it at a nearby parking space. Thus, especially if you no other options to get around since you are too young to drive, E-Scooters may be a perfect alternative for you.
Don't need a driver's license
Since you do not need a driver's license for electric scooters in many countries of our planet, they are suitable for most people. Compared to the use of cars, there are no high costs for getting a driver's license and therefore, Adult Electric Scooter may also be affordable to use for the poor fraction of the local population.
Easy to use
Driving a motorized Adult Scooter isn't more difficult than riding a bike. Thus, the big majority of people will be able to learn how to use electric scooters in a rather short period of time. This makes it also quite tempting for teenagers and even for older children to use those scooters as an alternative to walking or to using their bicycles.
Greenhouse gas emission savings
Another upside of electric scooters is that they can save plenty of greenhouse gas emissions compared to the use of cars. Even though electric scooters do not emit greenhouse gases while driving, there is still a certain amount of greenhouse gas emissions related to the use of E-Scooters since a high fraction of the electricity that is used for electric scooters is still produced with the help of fossil fuels. Thus, although greenhouse gas emissions from the use of electric scooters are not zero, they are still far lower compared to other means of transport like cars or motorbikes.
No air pollution
The use of E-Scooters is also quite good for improving our air quality. Especially in big cities where there is often a big smog problem in commuting hours, electric scooters could lower this problem since fewer cars have to be used if more people go to work by electric scooters. This could vastly improve our overall health level since the number of diseases related to air pollution like pulmonary and cardiovascular issues could be lowered.
Except the good side, there are also some disadvantages existing.
Electric scooters may increase number of accidents
Since there is no driver's license required when it comes to the use of electric scooters, chances are that the number of traffic accidents will increase. Many people, especially if they are young, might underestimate the speed and the dangers related to the use of E-Scooters. Thus, electric scooters could contribute to a significant increase in serious traffic accidents.
E-Scooters may be left behind everywhere
Another big problem with electric scooters is that they are left behind everywhere. Even in parks, E-Scooters can be found on a regular basis. Since there is a lack of regulation in many cities regarding the proper parking of electric scooters, there is plenty of visual pollution from those scooters, which may decrease the quality of life for many people. Thus, there should be stricter regulations and fines in place so that people are more careful where they park their scooters, especially when it comes to scooter-sharing models.
Overcharging and other battery issues
The batteries of electric scooters have to be recharged on a regular basis. If people forget to charge their scooter battery, they might get in trouble. This might be especially true when people are driving with their electric scooter on the street and suddenly, the scooter will stop due to a lack of battery power. This may lead to serious accidents if the cars behind you are not able to react properly.