Vehicles: Electric Scooter
Electric two-wheelers, such as motorcycles, scooters, pedelecs (pedal-assisted electric bikes) and mopeds, have many positive characteristics compared to their petrol equivalents. In particular, they produce less air pollution and CO2 emissions, and less noise. Also, two-wheelers, when they are used instead of cars, improve overall safety in the city and can increase the mobility of low-income citizens. Smart use of measures can foster an increase the share of electric two-wheelers in a city amid growing overall numbers of petrol-powered two-wheelers (PTWs).
Conventional two-wheelers contribute substantially to pollution in cities. When switching from conventional to electric two-wheelers emission of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide can be largely avoided. Promoting electric two-wheelers can help raise awareness and change the behaviour of citizens and tourists in favour of using more sustainable forms of transport. Electric two-wheelers provide a more affordable, and more sustainable, alternative to fossil-fuelled cars, especially for low- and middle income groups.