Check whether an electric motor is the best mobility solution


Respect for the environment and accessibility of zero emission zones is one of the main reasons for purchasing an electric car.

There is no end to electromobility and manufacturers such as ZITMUV have accelerated the development and commercialization of electric two-wheeled vehicles that are already able to satisfy both the most ecologically conscious customers and the most practical users who, in addition, desire a useful and comfortable means of transport for daily use.

That the movements of people and the transport of goods are increasingly sustainable and respectful of the environment is the great challenge facing governments in this century, especially those local authorities charged with organizing and managing traffic in a big city . The increasingly densely populated and collapsed cities must take measures to minimize pollution while not hindering the daily activities of their inhabitants. A complex scenario in which a perfect ally of urban traffic emerges: the electric scooter.

What other benefits do electric scooters have for new owners? First of all, privileges in the city, exemption from certain taxes, costs and maintenance, support plans… Let’s see what are the main arguments for choosing this alternative for urban mobility.

Respect for the environment first: if we are motivated by the care and sustainability of our planet, the first reason is also the most important. Resorting to using an electric scooter can become our “grain of sand” in favor of the environmental challenge. An electric scooter generates fewer polluting emissions than a petrol scooter, so if all residents of a city choose to move around with this type of vehicle, pollution would undoubtedly drop significantly and the quality of life in this urban environment would improve. On the other hand, these vehicles are also distinguished by their low noise emissions: they are quieter, another advantage for improving the quality of life of city dwellers.

Second, the free way in major cities: in recent years, major cities such as Madrid or Barcelona have begun to impose restrictions on access to their urban centers, creating the famous low-emission zones that restrict access to combustion vehicles of various characteristics and depending on their environmental label. It is clear that electric scooters, with their blue 0 emission label, are no barrier to driving through cities and in periods of high pollution. In addition, depending on municipal regulations, they have a series of privileges or incentives, such as permission to drive on dedicated lanes and BUS/HOV, free or limited parking in regulated public parking lots, toll discounts, etc.

Improved range and charging is another argument that used to penalize electric scooters. The autonomy, less compared to a petrol car. However, this is changing and the mileage that this type of motorcycle can offer its users is increasing, in many cases well beyond 150 kilometers (we cite as an example the generous range of the new Zitmuv Zeta Max 125e, which extends to 170 kilometers If we take into account that these vehicles are intended for a pre-eminently urban use – or at most interurban – and that the average for an urban motorcycle is about 20 kilometers per day, electric scooters already offer the necessary autonomy to meet the needs of the urban owners. In addition, the technologies developed in the charging process are advancing and the “refueling” of a scooter is becoming faster and faster. If the user does not have the opportunity to charge his vehicle in a garage, there are many models that allow they allow the extraction of the battery (as in the small Sunra RS 125e), for transport to home or workplace and in the socket ntact and conventional.

Another important component is the economic incentives at the time of purchase. Although the purchase price has always been a handicap for electric motorcycles due to its high cost, the differences with combustion prices are becoming smaller, especially in some models. To this we must add a series of economic aids that benefit scooters and that can gain more and more weight in the purchasing process. There are support plans for the purchase of electric vehicles, such as the current MOVES III in Spain, economic items that both state and regional governments are constantly updating and that reduce the buyer’s initial expenditure.

In addition to tax exemptions. Reductions in paying taxes is another argument of an economic nature that favors electric scooters, since there are many Spanish municipalities that introduce incentives in favor of this type of vehicle: exemption from paying the mechanical traction tax or significant reductions in the motor vehicle tax, which can be up to 75%. They also do not pay registration tax and, in some cases, benefit from personal income tax reductions.

In the case of maintenance and cost per kilometer of this type of vehicle, they are also noticeable in our wallet. Visits to the workshop to get the overhaul are less frequent and also cheaper. For example, with an electric scooter, periodic replacement of oil and filters is not necessary. In addition, the propellant is simpler and has fewer moving components and parts than an internal combustion engine, greatly reducing the chance of failure. In short, the maintenance is lower and the costs associated with periodic tuning of our electric scooter are also lower. To this we should add – or rather subtract – the fact that electric scooters offer a cost per kilometer less than half that of petrol scooters of comparable power (a conventional scooter costs between seven and eight euros per 100 kilometers, while a electric costs between 2 and 3 euros). In addition, scooter users can “plug in” to a large number of free charging points, such as we usually find in shopping malls, airports, office spaces, etc.

The important part of functionality and comfort in everyday traffic in big cities is another advantage of using a scooter. These offer the same mobility benefits as their petrol “counterparts”. It is a transport option for everyday use in the city that is much more practical because they provide compartments to store items, helmets, backpacks, etc.

They also stand out for being vehicles of great comfort, with relaxed ergonomics and easy access even for two passengers in the case of GT models such as the Zitmuv Zeta Max125e, an electric maxi scooter ideal for interurban journeys thanks to its protection, maximum speed of up to 110 kilometers per hour. Due to their size and lightness, electric scooters function like a “fish in water” in urban traffic, it is their favorite habitat and allows the user to reduce travel and parking times.

If these reported benefits have convinced us to go to zero emissions, there is a wide catalog of vehicles of different brands for sale that perfectly suit the urban and inter-urban needs of the most ecological and practical.

Source: La Verdad


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