Rising gas prices. Global warming. Carbon footprints. Living in an urban setting where driving is often no faster than walking. The electric scooter makes a lot of sense.
We paid our apartment management company a mere $25 last year to offset the amount of electricity we were using charging up our little scooter. This year, our city has passed a bylaw requiring all apartment buildings put a "free" electrical outlet in their bike rooms.
The mom in me goes a little crazy seeing my little Spud on the back of the scooter. Hubs assures me he's careful not to go too fast. Another great thing is that they are actually deemed to be a bike and therefore they ride on the bike paths, away from the busy streets. Spud loves the speed though, gripping tightly, "go faster daddy!".