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Exploring the Who and Statistics on Electric Scooters

In recent years, electric scooters have gained immense popularity as the go-to personal transport option for urban commuters. These compact, eco-friendly, and time-saving devices have revolutionized urban transportation by providing a convenient and affordable mode of travel for millions of people around the world. In this article, we delve into the statistics on electric scooters and explore who uses them - landing us insights into the fastest-growing market segment in the transportation industry.

Electric scooter usage has witnessed exponential growth since 2018, when scooter-sharing companies like Bird and Lime began offering dockless, rentable e-scooters in various cities across the world. In a span of just a few years, there are now more than 500 e-scooter sharing operators in over 50 countries, according to a recent study by INRIX, a transportation analytics company. As a result, it is estimated that there are over 50 million electric scooters in use worldwide, covering both shared and private ownership.

The demographic of electric scooter users is as diverse as the cities they operate in. However, some common trends can be observed in the user statistics. A significant portion of electric scooter users are young adults aged between 18 and 34, accounting for more than 50% of the users in most cities. This demographic is followed closely by adults aged between 35 and 54, reflecting a widespread adoption of e-scooters by working professionals as a daily commuting solution.

Geographically, the North American electric scooter market leads the race, currently accounting for the highest share in the global e-scooter market Geographically, the North American electric scooter market leads the race, currently accounting for the highest share in the global e-scooter market in terms of revenue. Europe and the Asia-Pacific follow closely behind. However, it's worth noting that the Asia-Pacific region is predicted to showcase the highest growth rate in electric scooter adoption within the coming years, owing to rising urbanization and increasing demand for affordable, eco-friendly transportation solutions.

Another interesting statistic is the predominant use of electric scooters for short trips. According to a study by the Portland Bureau of Transportation, trips under two miles were the most common distance traveled on an e-scooter. This highlights the growing preference for green, affordable, and convenient alternatives to traditional transportation modes for short-distance urban trips.

The rapid increase in electric scooter usage can also be attributed to the growing awareness around sustainability and the environment. E-scooters offer a cleaner, quieter, and more energy-efficient mode of transportation compared to traditional fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution in urban areas.

In conclusion, electric scooters have established themselves as an integral component of modern urban transportation, catering to a wide range of users including young professionals, working adults, and environmentally-conscious commuters. With continuous advancements in technology, increasing awareness about sustainability, and supportive government policies, the electric scooter market is poised for even greater growth in the coming years.

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