Your scooter is less green than it's painted

e-scooters aren’t necessarily greener than cars, bikes and public transport. And that’s because the environmental burdens of materials and manufacturing of the two-wheelers and impacts associated with transporting them to charging stations are hefty, according to study conducted by North Carolina State University.

Taking a life cycle approach to analysis, researchers found that while e-scooters may be an effective solution to urban congestion, they do not necessarily reduce environmental impacts on the transportation system.

“Claims of environmental benefits from their use should be met with scepticism unless longer product lifetimes, reduced materials burdens, and reduced e-scooter collection and distribution impacts are achieved,” the study concludes.

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