Imagine whooshing through the city streets on your sleek and silent Mearth S Pro electric scooter, easily avoiding traffic jams and parking fees, while enjoying fresh air and scenery, taking in the sights and sounds. It sounds amazing! Seems like a dream, right? Well, for many Australians, it’s a buoyant reality. Electric scooters are really a popular and accessible form of green transport, especially in urban areas. It is already a given, electric scooters have many advantages, such as saving time, money and reducing carbon emissions.
However, not everyone is happy with this development. Electric scooters are currently facing legal and social obstacles in different parts of Australia. As such, there is a pressing need for more consistency and clarity in the rules and regulations that apply to all personal mobility devices.
Electric scooters are still not allowed everywhere in Australia. The laws differ by state and territory, and some places do have more strict rules than others.
To be updated, here is a quick summary of the current situation of electric scooters in Australia:
While electric scooters are more accepted in some parts of Australia than others, there is also a growing demand for more regulation and infrastructure to support electric scooter riders.
In some cities, such as Brisbane, Adelaide and Darwin, electric scooter-sharing programs were introduced to encourage more people to use them. The said programs allow users to rent electric scooters from designated locations using an app, and pay by the minute. They also provide helmets, parking spaces and charging stations for the scooters.
According to one report, these programs have been successful in attracting users, reducing car trips and increasing public transport use.
Alongside this development, there are also many electric scooters sold in Australia, like the homegrown, popular and premium brand that is Mearth, which offer various models, namely -- the Mearth S, S Pro commuter electric scooters, Rs, RS Pro ultimate long-range electric scooters, GTS and GTS Max heavy-duty, on and off-terrain, known as the king of the road electric scooters, all ready to cater to every Aussie rider's different needs and preferences.
It has been proven that electric scooters are not a mere fad or a toy for the big guys. Electric scooters are a viable and sustainable alternative mode of transport that help improve one's mobility, convenience and quality of life for innumerable Australians.
And yet they continue to face challenges and sanctions that must be addressed and resolved by governments, companies, organizations, and users, the stakeholders.
By working together, we can create a safer and greener future for electric scooters in Australia.