Electric scooters and motorcycles offer smart, eco-friendly and accessible mobility options for urban transportation.
Thanks to a rapidly developing re-charging infrastructure and innovative design, they have the potential to meet consumer demand and pave the way for innovative micro mobility solutions in Europe’s developing mega cities.
Currently, electric scooters and motorcycles cost significantly more than the equivalent gasoline counterparts. This is a concern for the consumer in terms of cost of ownership.
Additionally, imports of low-quality inexpensive electric scooters from Asian markets, compete with high quality reliable electric scooters and motorcycles, vehicle manufacturers are looking to offer to European consumers.
However, many cities across the globe offer incentives for purchasing these zero-emissions two-wheelers. With incentives on the rise and urban areas becoming increasingly congested, emissions-free personal transportation becomes even more enticing.
Technology should be standardized through a unified approach between battery suppliers, infrastructure providers and vehicle manufacturers. The government should look at promoting electric scooters and motorcycles with incentives or subsidies while vehicle manufacturers should consider new business models, such as battery leasing, to bring down initial purchase costs and battery maintenance/replacement costs for consumers.[source: Frost and Sullivan]