Are Electric Scooters Eco-Friendly? It Depends On What They’re Replacing

The technology is so new that people don’t know, but that doesn’t stop them from making educated guesses.

By Mose BucheleMay 7, 2018 9:49 am| ,

From KUT:

When electric scooters flooded into Austin, the companies that rent them touted their environmental benefits: “Riders were able to prevent 445,334 pounds of carbon emissions,” a press release from Bird said. The startup LimeBike estimated its scooters reduced 8,500 pounds of CO2 here in just two weeks.

But those numbers are based on some shaky assumptions.

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