In places where automobile population is seeing a rising, scooter population also is on the rise. In thickly populated terrains scooters are the most popular means of transportation. It is not just easy to ride a scooter, but it can be fun as well. Scooters are cheaper and easy to operate when compared to motorcycle. Moreover, there are not many mechanical issues with a scooter, and hence, women find it safe and easier to operate. Another advantage of scooters is that it is easier to pack and store making it portable. Most scooters are gearless, and it makes it easier to handle. Some do not need a license to drive as well as the foot propel model.
There are many types of scooters that include electric, gas and foot propelled models. The technology is improving by the day leading to newer models that are not just attractive but mechanical superior. Scooters are available in all types and sizes, choosing one that fits your needs and budget is easier with the broad range of choice available. Gas motor scooter is known for its speed. It comes in a speed range of 50cc to 250cc. For those with small budget smaller size engine are popular. These come in both manual and automatic transmission. The electric battery is also fixed in a gas scooter.
Electric motor scooters are futuristic and are for that environment, conscious citizens. It is driven by electric power and has to be regularly charged. There is no exhaust, and hence, it is safe for the environment. Though, a major drawback is that it is not suitable for long distance travel. The battery charge can run only for 15 miles. Moreover, few recharge stations are making it an unattractive option. Mobility scooters are designed for the disabled. It can help provide the right physical balance. These scooters can be used by elderly as well. These are portable and are suitable for sidewalks and boarding buses.
Folding scooter is meant for kids and young adults. These are foot operated and does not need a driving license. With sufficient propelling the scooter runs. These scooters come in two and three-wheel models. The frame is made of steel of aluminum and hence does not need physical strength to propel. It is light weight. Utility scooters are commonly found on factory floors, warehouses and golf course to cover large distances. It can help move a person over short distances. Skateboard scooters are also foot propelled and came with four wheels but in the form of a scooter. It is economical and portable.