How electric scooters can help prevent the spread of Coronavirus?
Posted 16th March 2020. Category: General.
Since its inception, all the e-bikes and e-scooters have been appreciated for offering environmental and economic benefits to the riders. However, now in the times of health crisis, these vehicles are being lauded as a mode to protect users from contracting coronavirus.
One of the most significant underlying factors leading to the rapid spread of coronavirus around the world has been the virus’ ability to spread among people packed in crowded places, often days before symptoms emerge. Hence in times like this, the government officials are requesting the commuters to take extra caution while using public transport like city buses and subway cars.
Although most of the commuters already switched to e-vehicles a long time ago after understanding the benefits associated with their usage. Now, even the other commuters who earlier preferred public transport are trying to switch different modes of transport fearing the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Due to a sudden increase in demand for electric vehicles, the companies are seeing a boost in the number of riders opting for such forms of transport.
At times like these, few companies are offering attractive discounts to customers who are willing to buy e-vehicles. Additionally, few sharing companies are also offering free rides to support in reducing the number of commuters who take public transport. This action helps in preventing the further spread of the disease into the community.
The makers of Unagi, a premium e-scooter have gone an extra mile to provide a big sale (up to 25%) for the next couple of weeks to make it affordable for the users who are looking for affordable yet comfortable modes of transport. (*TnC applied)
Suddenly, the lightweight, privately owned electric scooters have become essential for plenty of riders who prefer the bikes to be the last resort for emergency travels. Instead of driving across the city via bus or train, the users can keep a lightweight e-scooter in their car and travel easily inside the city. Few pro riders prefer e-scooter as the primary mode of transport.
Lime, considerably the largest shared electric scooter operators, has recently enforced a mandatory rule which requires its mechanics & operators to wear gloves while disinfecting the scooter for the next user. It ensures safe and secure commute.
If you are also using a shared e-scooter for commuting in the city, then it is best to wipe the handlebars with sanitizers before using it and wear gloves while riding it for extra safety. Once the ride is complete, it is best to wash your hands properly.
If you have never used an e-bike before, it is the right time to learn it and use it for staying safe while commuting daily. The companies are offering good discounts such that the citizen can commute safely without burning a hole in the pocket.
Last but not least, we urge all the citizens to stay safe and take extra precaution while travelling to crowded areas and stop the spread of this dangerous disease.
WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.