No need to hazard a guess. Green transportation is referred to as any means of travel that does not negatively impact the environment. It can be a private or rented out electric scooter, an e-bike, or a public electric city bus.
Now, did you know that walking and cycling are also considered green modes of travel? The common feature of green transportation is that it is sustainable, ergo, it does not deplete our natural resources or harm the ecosystem.
For several critical reasons: first, it can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions which are the main causes of global warming and climate change.
According to the United Nations, the transport sector is responsible for about 20 percent of global carbon emissions and it is rapidly increasing. Transport-related emissions could be catastrophic not just for the climate, but for our health and well-being as well– if no urgent action is taken.
Second, green transportation is set to contribute to countries’ economic growth and social development. The World Bank has estimated that the shift to green transport could deliver savings of $70 trillion by 2050. And by having better access to roads and public transport systems, it could also improve mobility, productivity, and access to opportunities for millions of people, especially in low-and middle-income countries.
Third, green transportation can also help to enhance the quality of life and health of individuals and communities. When air pollution, noise, and congestion are reduced, green transport can create more livable and attractive cities. It can also promote physical activity and social interaction, which can improve the mental and physical well-being of people.
There are many ways to promote green transportation at different levels. Individuals can choose to use green transport options whenever possible, like walking, cycling, or riding an electric scooter. Later on, they can adopt better and more efficient driving habits avoiding idling, speeding, or doing unnecessary trips, and not wasting fuel.
The Australian government can also take a look at its policies and regulations, and implement rules that encourage and give incentives to clean transport, set emission standards, put a tax on carbon, and/or subsidize electric vehicles and electric scooters.
By looking to the future, investing in infrastructure and services, like bike lanes, charging stations for electric scooters, or bus rapid transit systems, such actions will entail strong support for the viability of green transport.
Today’s businesses are enjoined to play an active part in promoting green transportation -- by transforming their operations and supply chains-- by adopting more sustainable practices, using renewable energy sources, optimizing logistics, or offering teleworking options.
Personal mobility device manufacturers can also innovate in design and technology, and produce smart vehicles and other shared mobility platforms that are environment-friendly.
Australian electric scooters play a significant role in green transportation. They offer many benefits for the environment and society.
Here are some of the ways that electric scooters contribute to sustainable mobility:
Electric scooters from Mearth do not emit any greenhouse gasses or air pollutants during their operation, unlike cars or motorcycles that run on fossil fuels. As such, they help reduce the impact of transport on climate change and human health. The commuter Mearth S Series, ultimate long-range RS Series, heavy-duty, on- and off-road GTS Evo Series, and the futuristic Mearth Cyber are all top-tier, top caliber, energy-efficient yet powerful, high-performing electric scooters. These models only consume a small amount of electricity compared to other fuel-powered vehicles. For example, an electric scooter can travel up to 100 km on a fully charged battery, while a car would need 8 kWh and a bus would need 11 kWh.
This means that electric scooters use less natural resources and generate less waste than other modes of transport.
What's more, these rideables can also help reduce traffic congestion, and improve road safety since they occupy less space and are easier to maneuver than larger vehicles, and they can also access areas that are not reachable by cars or busses, like bike lanes, sidewalks, or parks.
Small wonder that e-scooters also promote social connectivity and equity, as they are affordable and accessible to a wide range of users -- regardless of age, gender, income, or physical ability, encouraging its users to get into leisure activities, allowing people to explore their surroundings, extend their trips and enjoy the nature scene and the wide outdoors.
Electric scooters as an environment-friendly mode of travel play a positive role in today’s persistent demand for green transportation. They can help create a more sustainable, livable, and inclusive urban environment. Nevertheless, it is crucial to adopt a far-reaching and integrated approach that considers the environmental, social, and economic aspects of electric scooter use.
Having a firm understanding of the benefits of green transportation will genuinely help. Not only is it a necessity but it also provides an opportunity for a better future -- for us and our survival.
By embracing green transport options as mentioned, we can do our part to help protect the environment, do our share to bolster the economy, and greatly improve our well-being.
It is hoped that this article which aims to inspire us to take part in the movement will help spread the need towards a more sustainable transport system for ourselves, one that would include generations to come.