Will E-Scooters Replace Taxis?


According to E-scooter operator Neuron, riders have clocked a total of half a million miles since the company launched in the UK in October 2020. 40 percent of these trips replaced 150,000 trips that would have been made in a car. The survey also showed that 85 percent of riders felt that choosing a scooter was a way of making a positive impact on the environment and community at large.

Benefits of both

The benefits of electric scooters are clear. They provide cheap transport and are better for the environment in terms of carbon emissions. However, there are benefits of taxis too. Sometimes, using an electric scooter rather than a taxi is not possible. This would be the case where one is travelling over a long distance or one has luggage or a large parcel with them. Taxis would also be the choice of transport for someone who is ill or elderly.

Scooting Into The Future

Generally speaking, more and more people are embracing the use of electronic scooters. People are using them alongside their cars and taxis or trains to maximise on cheap transport. Another trend from manufacturers of scooters is that they are improving the design to make them more convenient. The Neuron brand of e-scooters for instance, have a wider footboard and larger wheels. These features make them more comfortable, stable and safer.

Reducing Carbon Emissions From Vehicles

It is not only electric scooters that are becoming more popular but also electric cars. Top auto brands like Hyundai, Ford, Tesla, Kia, Volkswagen and Porsche among others have electric cars in the market. The UK Government announced that diesel and petrol cars would no longer be in the market by 2030 which is pushing people towards electric options. The goal is zero emissions by 2050. The use of electric scooters, vans, taxis and private cars are the future.