Mopeds come back to life thanks to electricity


1.02 million two-wheelers live in Barcelona, ​​Madrid and Valencia. Like in Spain
3.39 million motorcycles in circulationscooters and mopeds, these three provinces together represent 30% of this type of vehicle circulating in the country.

These are figures collected in the V edition of the report “The two wheels in Spain”, prepared by Anesdor, Unespa and Centro Zaragoza. In the last decade (2010-2020), s
and clearly appreciate two tendencies that have occurred in the area of ​​two wheels: while the number of insured mopeds has decreased by 45%, the number of motorcycles has increased by practically that share and the number of scooters has increased even more: by 54%.

While gasoline has historically been the main fuel, electric power is currently gaining ground. A paradigm shift is taking place in the world of two wheels, and especially in the moped category, electric vehicles are gaining in importance, leaving petrol engines in the background.

The concern about climate change, and consequently
the progressive decline from natural fuel sources, have led to the world of electric driving being the best solution to solve this problem. In this regard, the data provided by Segway-Ninebot confirms that the electric motorcycle represented a market share of 13.4% in the Spanish market in the first half of 2022, an increase of more than 2 points compared to the same period in 2021, when its share amounted to 11.2% of the market.

The electric moped reaches a maximum speed of 45 km/h for power and speed purposes, the same limited speed at which they are allowed to drive around
all vehicles of this type, including gasoline. However, its lightness and respect for the environment make it the ideal means of transport for getting around the city.

It is beneficial to the environment. These electric vehicles do not produce any noise or
emit harmful gases for the planet and, thanks to the zero-emissions label, they can access restricted areas and move around indefinitely. In this sense, from 2025, all municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants must have a low-emission zone. The use of the electric moped is without a doubt a sustainable practice that responds to one of the most pressing needs of the environment, avoiding the exploitation of oil.

Another added advantage is that it can be easily charged in
any outlet. The lack of charging infrastructure is one of the main obstacles to the implementation of the electric car. However, most electric mopeds can be charged via a conventional wall socket. In addition, most models have removable and interchangeable batteries for easy charging.

In terms of fuel economy, battery charging is considered significantly cheaper compared to traditional fuels. It is currently estimated that the average price of 95 octane unleaded petrol in Spain is 1,637 euros per liter, and the average price per kWh is 0.203 euros, according to data from Click Gasoil and Tarifa Luz Hora respectively.
With an average consumption of 2 liters of petrol every 100 km the petrol moped costs € 3 per 100 km. On the other hand, in the electric one, with an average consumption of 2 kWh per 100 km, the price is currently falling below 50 cents.

Electric mopeds prefer more agile and practical driving, reducing traffic on the street. Mopeds take up less space, so
it’s easier when parking, so you don’t waste time or have to pay for your own parking space. Some models available, such as the Segway B110S, have dimensions very similar to those of a compact bicycle and offer all the advantages of lightness and maneuverability with the comfort and safety of a moped.

Finally, in terms of maintenance, it is easier compared to a conventional one, because the electric moped does not have filters or oils that need to be replaced periodically.
electrical motor It is mechanically simpler than an internal combustion engine, so it reduces the chance of failure.

Source: La Verdad


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