Going green with electric scootersNirmal
There have been many studies conducted on the efficacy of electric vehicles for the environment and most of them suggest that going green in the only way to go with rising levels of pollution from fossil fuel powered vehicles. The electric scooter or the hoverboard as it is better known offers an alternative option to transport and it is rapidly picking up traction with its ardent supporters.
The hoverboard operates on its batteries which are rechargeable and can run for up to 15-20 km on a single charge that lasts for 2-3 hours. This makes the electric hoverboard perfect for short commutes where taking the good old car might be a bit cumbersome. Hoverboards can carry well up to 100 kgs on most models and this means that even heavy persons have an option of moving about on hoverboards.
Hoverboards have been touted as the best crossover hit of recent times and looking at them operate, it is not hard to imagine why. They do not burn fuel and are quite easy to master. By operating on rechargeable batteries, they ensure that precious fossil fuels are not burnt up in getting the rider from point A to point B.
Hoverboards may look quite gimmicky but if used properly they can be the answer to disrupt the unhealthy preponderance that we have on fossil fuel powered vehicles. Hoverboards are good for distances of up to 20km on a single charge and this means freedom from unhealthy fumes that emanate from petrol and diesel-powered vehicles.
Hoverboards are still pricey, and they need to need to be priced in a more customer friendly fashion. For all the good that hoverboards are, they still need to benefit from fair and competitive pricing that will make them a suitable choice and alternative for people who are looking to commute short distances in environmentally friendly fashion.
Around 40% of journeys under 4 km are still made on fuel belching cars, and we all know that cars are at their most inefficient when they run for short distances. These short distances can be alternatively covered on hoverboards and thus help not to pollute the environment.
Advanced and state of the art hoverboards can travel up to 65km on a single charge and these can be a real solution to intercity pollution woes. Future city planners should sit up and take notice of the hoverboard’s abilities to churn out eco- friendly transport. City legislation should be enacted in such a manner that the hoverboard has the pride of place among alternative transport options.
There should be routes marked out on the city’s planning that are accessible to those riding on hoverboards and electric scooters. The onus is on hoverboard developers to further enhance the capabilities of this radical transport option and ensure that they are a force to reckon with. With rising levels of pollution, we can no longer afford to look away and immediate action is required to bring down these alarming levels of pollution. The hoverboard or the electric scooter has a big part to play in all of this.