E-scooters and e-bikes come out top in environmental report on urban transportation

E-scooters and e-bikes come out top in environmental report on urban transportation

An excellent and detailed report from the International Transport Forum (itf-oecd.org) regarding the climate impact of personal and shared electric scooters, bicycles, e-bikes, electric mopeds, as well as car-based ride-sharing services.

Understanding the energy and environmental impacts of products and services requires a “cradle to grave” analysis. This entails tracking every stage of the product or service, from conception and creation to execution, utilisation and extinction.

e-scooters top in environmental energy requirements graph

Electric scooters such as the Turboant X7 Pro and private bicycles use significantly less energy and emit much less Greenhouse Gasses (GHG) per person-kilometre over their life cycle than cars.

Mopeds, metros and buses are the next most efficient urban modes.

Energy use and GHG emissions from shared micromobility involving e-scooters, bikes, e-bikes and mopeds) are comparable in magnitude to those of metros and buses.

Ridesourcing vehicles and taxis have the highest energy and GHG emission impacts per passenger kilometre of all urban mobility options

Unfortunately the report didn’t include the “fun factor” for the various transport methods. However we’re certain that electric scooters would be top of that list too.

What are your thoughts?

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