Electric scooters are very popular right now, and it’s not difficult to see why. You might assume that all electric scooters are basically the same, but this isn’t actually the case. There are variations between top speeds, charge time, weight capacity, and motor wattage. People of all ages have started to enjoy the versatility of scooters. Many adults are using electric scooters to commute, and countless kids and teenagers simply use them for fun.
You may or may not be familiar with dockless (electric) scooters – also referred to as electric rental scooters, rideshare scooters, and motorized scooters – but if you aren’t, you very likely soon will be. As their popularity continues to skyrocket, dockless scooters may flood the streets of your community, just as they have with many other communities. And these scooters are no longer just a headache for major cities; many college communities and smaller towns are now being overrun with electric scooters as well.
Electric scooters are a new form of rideshare transportation. Users access the scooters through an app on their phone, which is connected to the user’s banking information. The user can use the app to “unlock” or activate the scooter. Once the scooter is unlocked, the user has full operational access to the scooter and is able to drive it wherever they want and for as long as they would like. Once the user is done with the scooter, they can simply abandon it at any location (hence the name dockless scooter). The app on the user’s phone uses GPS tracking to track the user’s ride and charge the user accordingly. The app then alerts other users of the scooter’s location, making it available for other users to activate.