top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Unlocking City Access: How Electric Scooters Benefit Lower-Income Communities

In recent years, electric scooters have become an increasingly popular mode of transportation in urban areas. These scooters, which are often available for rent at affordable prices, present a wealth of opportunities for people of all income levels – particularly for those in lower-income communities.

Electric scooters offer several financial advantages compared to other forms of transportation like cars and public transit. For example:

  1. Reduced transportation costs: The cost of using an electric scooter is often significantly lower than owning a car or relying on public transit. Riders only pay for the time they use the scooter, which can be an affordable option for short trips to work, running errands, or visiting friends and family.
  2. No need for insurance, maintenance, or parking fees: Since electric scooters are typically rented, riders don't have to worry about paying for insurance, maintenance, or parking costs. This can save a substantial amount of money for lower-income individuals who may struggle to afford these expenses associated with vehicle ownership.
  3. Job accessibility: Access to affordable and reliable transportation is crucial for those looking to secure employment or maintain a job. Electric scooters can provide a cost-effective way for lower-income individuals to commute to work, attend job interviews, or travel to job training programs.

Moreover, electric scooters can help reduce the impact of transportation barriers that often disproportionately affect lower-income communities:

  1. Expanding access to public transit: In many cities, public transit options may be limited or inaccessible to lower-income neighborhoods. Electric scooters can serve as a convenient first and last-mile solution, helping individuals bridge the gap between their home and the nearest public transit stop.
  2. Addressing transportation deserts: Lower-income communities often face transportation deserts, where few or no public transit options are available. Electric scooters can fill this void, allowing residents to easily travel within their neighborhood and beyond.
  3. Easing congestion and environmental impact: By reducing car usage, electric scooters can help alleviate traffic congestion and air pollution – both of which can have detrimental effects on community health and quality of life, especially in lower-income neighborhoods.

Ultimately, electric scooters hold tremendous potential for empowering lower-income individuals and communities by breaking down transportation barriers and promoting greater financial freedom. As cities continue to evolve and adapt to new modes of transportation, it's essential to ensure that these innovative solutions remain accessible and beneficial for everyone, regardless of their level of income.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page