Again, how to do it?
Here we find the ways:
👉 1. Since electric scooters emit zero emissions, this means they don't contribute to air pollution -- one of the leading causes of climate change. Unlike cars or motorcycles that use gas or diesel, electric scooters use batteries and electric motors that do not produce any harmful gasses or particles.
👉 2. Electric scooters are small and agile, which allows them to avoid traffic jams, use bike lanes, and park easily, even inside the building. As such, they help to reduce traffic congestion, which means they reduce the amount of time and fuel wasted by idle vehicles that are stuck in traffic. Moreover, e-scooters can also be a "last mile" solution that connects people to public transport, reducing the need for car trips.
👉 3. Electric scooters do not consume petrol or diesel, unlike public transport and cars. This then means that they reduce the demand for fossil fuels and the dependence on cars. They have low maintenance costs because they have fewer moving parts. What’s good too, is that they do not require oil changes or tune-ups. E-scooters have low operating costs, since they use batteries to run and operate. Charging the battery to full capacity uses only a minimum of electricity, which is equivalent to an electric appliance at home.
👉 1. Yes, electric scooters require energy to charge their batteries, which means they depend on the carbon-intensity of the electricity grid. If electricity comes from renewable sources, such as solar or wind, the emissions are negligible. Electric scooters should therefore be charged using green energy, whenever possible.
👉 2. Since electric scooters need to be collected, recharged, and distributed across the service area, they generate emissions from the vehicles and workers involved in these operations. Therefore, electric scooter companies should use cargo bikes, electric vehicles, or swappable batteries to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their operations.
👉 3. Electric scooters have a life-cycle impact from their manufacturing and disposal. This means they consume resources and generate waste from their design and materials. Electric scooter companies must use recycled or biodegradable materials, and also extend the lifespan of their products, ensuring proper recycling or disposal of their products.
👉 1. Wear a helmet and protective gear before you ride an e-scooter. This is basic. It is also an important safety measure for electric scooter riders, as it can prevent or minimize injuries in case of accidents.
Helmets can protect the head and brain from trauma, while the protective gear, such as gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and reflective clothing, can protect other parts of the body from cuts, bruises, and fractures.
👉 2. Check your electric scooter thoroughly before riding. This is important. This is a safety measure for electric scooter riders that will help ensure that the scooter is in good working condition and also it can help you avoid possible malfunctions or breakdowns.
👉 3. Riders should check the tire pressure, brakes, lights, battery level, and other parts of the scooter before riding. They should also make sure that the scooter is suitable for their size, weight, and the terrain the rider will go to.
👉 4. Install a really bright light system. This should not be neglected. It’s a useful safety measure for electric scooter riders, especially when riding at night or in low-visibility conditions. A better light system will improve the visibility of the rider and the scooter, making both the rider and the e-scooter more noticeable and visible to other road users and pedestrians. The e-scooter’s light system should include a brighter headlight, a rear light, a brake light, and turn signals.
👉 5. Choose a safe route and follow the rules. Again, this is a crucial safety measure for electric scooter riders to reduce the risk of collisions or mishaps with other road users and pedestrians. Riders should remember to choose a safe route that has less traffic, more bike lanes, and smoother surfaces. Rules of the road must be followed, obey traffic signs and signals Always yield to pedestrians. Always signal your intentions, whether it’s to turn left or right, proceed straight, or stop.
👉 6. Finally, this is one important sustainability measure that e-scooter riders must remember – use green energy and recycle your e-scooter. Doing so can help reduce the environmental impact of the scooter's life-cycle. It is important for riders to use green energy sources to charge their batteries -- such as solar or wind power. When an e-scooter is no longer usable, no longer working, they should recycle it by returning them to the manufacturer or donating them to a recycling program.
These are some of the ways that electric scooters can safely contribute to saving the environment. As you re-read the entire article, all of the instructions are doable. It takes the e-scooter owner due diligence to ensure precautionary measures are taken and done, where needed and appropriate.
The environment's future is at stake. And so is our future.