“E-bikes and e-scooters will transform our cities in 2021” is the title and a prediction in a recent Wired article. And this trend forecasting is not unfounded.
“Electric-powered vehicles have been confined to the wealthy, the geeky and the green – not sufficiently affordable, accessible or practical for everyone else. In 2021, startups and industry disruptors will proliferate, heralding a new era of e-mobility for all of us” according to the article.
Dott, well known for its electric scooter sharing services across cities in Europe, will expand to also include electric bikes, according to a recent TechCrunch article.
In the US, 38.5 million journeys were made on e-scooters in 2018, which rose to 86 million in 2019, according to the National Association of City Transportation, CNN reports.
Even in Scandinavia, in the north of Europe where the weather allows for a shorter season using small electric-powered vehicles, the trend is similar: e-bikes and e-scooters seems to be transforming our cities.