We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

General Discussion about large electric scooters and motorcycles and other things with no pedals.
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We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

Post by onemorejoltwarden » Aug 10 2019 2:37pm

From Vox "We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment"
with reference article linked
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https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019 ... -bird-lime
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Re: We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

Post by PJD » Aug 15 2019 9:41pm

Different kind of so-called "scooter"! This forum discusses real scooters of the electric-powered variety.

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Re: We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

Post by amberwolf » Aug 16 2019 12:05am

Those *are* electric. ;)

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Re: We regret to inform you that scooters aren’t actually good for the environment

Post by sleepy_tired » Aug 16 2019 2:16am

“We welcome research into the environmental benefits of new mobility options; however, this study is largely based on assumptions and incomplete data that produces high variability in the results. We believe micro-mobility will reduce pollution and mitigate climate change.”

That statement from Lime in response to the 'study' seems very accurate. Especially when they interview random people on the streets and ask them 'what ifs'. Yeah sure a bunch of tourists will happily tell the young college girl interviewing him that he would be willing to walk, but is that really what wold of happened? Probably not.

The biggest problem is the scooters getting destroyed after 2 months when they are supposed to last 2 years. But this is a problem that companies like Lime are going to need to address if they hope to stay in business long term. If they don't solve it.. then they go away. Either way it's a problem that solves itself.

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