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Electric Scooter vs Petrol Scooter: The Best Choice for You

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The rise of popularity of micromoblity devices keeps sparking new debates. The newest dilemma among the consumers is whether to purchase electric or petrol scooters. The battle between these two micro-mobility models can only be settled with a thorough investigation and a fair comparison and that is exactly what we are here to do. So, let’s get started.

Price

Although both of these scooter types are affordable transportation alternatives, their individual prices can still be compared in order to determine the most cost-effective one. The truth is, that electric scooters, despite being a little pricier at the time of the initial purchase, are more cost-effective in the long run. While, patrol scooters require frequent changes of certain parts, which can be very expensive, electric scooters do not present the owner with this problem. The engine of an electric scooter is low maintenance and the batteries it runs on need to be changed every three to five years and does not cost a lot of money.

Moreover, obviously, petrol scooters run on patrol, which needs to be refilled rather frequently. Given the price of petrol and the number of times the scooter needs to be pumped with it in a month, it is safe to say that owning this type of vehicle is expensive. Electric scooters, on the other hand, need to be put to charge, which does not affect the electricity bill a whole lot. On top of that, electric scooters can be charged at charging stations instead of the owner’s house, which is still cheaper than petrol.

Performance

When it comes to performance the electric scooter is unmatched. Due to little possibility of electric scooter parts breaking, as well as the advanced technology used to make these scooters, they never fail the owner. Meanwhile, petrol scooters, as was mentioned before, are more inclined to break and need a replacement. This, in turn, makes the performance of these types of scooters suffer. On top of that, electric scooters are more powerful, meaning they do tend to perform better than petrol scooters. The fastest petrol scooter cannot be compared to the fastest electric scooter…

Environmental impact  

As it was mentioned before, electric scooters run on electricity, making this vehicle one of the most sustainable on the market. These types of scooters are environmentally friendly and do not cause air and noise pollution like vehicles that operate on oil and gas do. Patrol scooters, on the other hand, use patrol to get the owner around, hence contributing to climate change.

Other factors to consider

Electric scooters are silent. At the same time, patrol scooters, since they have a 2-stroke engine, make quite a bit of noise during the ride.

Patrol scooters tend to be larger in size, which can be seen as both a pro and a con. Meanwhile, electric scooters are more practical, especially when it comes to parking. The best electric scooter on the market is usually foldable, meaning that if the owner does not want to leave it outside, they can fold the scooter, making it smaller in size, and store it in their home or office.

Other factors to consider

Electric scooters are silent. At the same time, petrol scooters, since they have a 2-stroke engine, make quite a bit of noise during the ride.

Patrol scooters tend to be larger in size, which can be seen as both a pro and a con. Meanwhile, electric scooters are more practical, especially when it comes to parking. The best electric scooter on the market is usually foldable, meaning that if the owner does not want to leave it outside, they can fold the scooter, making it smaller in size, and store it in their home or office.

Other factors to consider

Electric scooters are silent. At the same time, petrol scooters, since they have a 2-stroke engine, make quite a bit of noise during the ride.

Patrol scooters tend to be larger in size, which can be seen as both a pro and a con. Meanwhile, electric scooters are more practical, especially when it comes to parking. The best electric scooter on the market is usually foldable, meaning that if the owner does not want to leave it outside, they can fold the scooter, making it smaller in size, and store it in their home or office.

Conclusion

Given the points discussed previously, it is fair to say that although both of these vehicles are good alternatives to traditional transportation types, the electric scooter is going to be a better choice for the consumer. This especially might be the case if the consumer is environmentally conscious, prefers silent vehicles, and does not have a lot of time and money to spend on purchasing and changing parts on their scooter.

ANIV is a micromobility company that provides cities and individual entrepreneurs with a top-notch electric bike and scooter sharing system. ANIV provides its clients with both hardware and software services, meaning we supply not only the best electric scooters, but also the corresponding scooter sharing app.

We have been in the business for long enough to be able to settle a battle between these two types of vehicles and the electric vehicle has ANIV’s vote.

There you have it – the answer to the newest question in the micromobility industry. Stay tuned for more micromobility related analyses. 

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