Sustainability Stories

| June 29, 2019
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A new paper found that realistically electric scooter fleets are hardly carbon-free, given the cost of manufacturing all those scooters with mediocre durability, as well as the cost of paying people to drive around to collect them and refill their batteries.

Scooters produce about 200 grams of carbon dioxide per mile compared with 415 grams per mile for a standard automobile, which is an improvement until you realize the majority of scooter rides aren’t actually replacing car trips.

The researchers also found that only 34 percent of scooter rides were replacing a personal car or rideshare service, while half would have just walked, 11 percent would have taken a bus, and 7 percent would have skipped the trip.


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