Volkswagen toying with the electric scooter

Electric scooters are a new technology that received so much popularity and strong rejection at the same time. In this era of global warming e-scooters can be an important contribution to climate protection. Volkswagen is now relying on electric scooters for its traffic turnaround and new mobility. 
Volkswagen toying with the electric scooter

Details on the scope of cooperation and the design of a battery-powered two-wheeled scooter will come later. Volkswagen and Niu can produce the model "Streetmate" presented at the Geneva Motor Show over a year ago.

 Volkswagen plans to offer the electric scooters under the name "WeShare" introduced the car-sharing program. WeShare will be launching in the second quarter of this year as a purely electric car-sharing service in Berlin. 

The topic of micro-mobility also plays a role at Volkswagen and concrete projects are in progress. Whether we supplement our carsharing fleet with micro-mobility offers is currently being tested and there is still no decision.

E-scooters, which can be borrowed via the smartphone app, is already in use in many European cities, there are still safety concerns in the world against the quiet electric scooters that can travel up to 40 kilometers an hour. Are e-scooters can be allowed in traffic is debatable. Some suggested that they can be allowed to drive on sidewalks. 

Germany's federal government submitted a decree which also provides clearance for sidewalks - but only for electric scooters with a maximum speed of 12 kilometers per hour. Only a narrow majority had decided to banish even slower electric scooters from sidewalks and pedestrian zones but it is unlikely that the vehicles would be used by their users there only at a walking pace.

According to a recent survey by the digital association Bitkom, the electric scooter in Germany splits the society. Nearly 65% people believe electric scooters were a good complement to public transport. People around the world are also demanded that the e-scooters will quickly admit. 

 The elderly are more afraid of accidents, only 29% of senior citizens saw the e-scooter as a good addition to trains and buses, and just 16 percent said they should be admitted as quickly as possible. Most of them also want to ban e-scooters because they were too dangerous.

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