Scooters and Motorcycles in Other Countries
The United States is also relatively unique in that scooters, the close cousin of the motorcycle, are not used a great deal, even in dense cities. In many other places in the world, scooters and bicycles are the norm for cities, and electric motorcycles, scooters, and even bicycles will significantly reduce the pollution caused by vehicles for these cities.
With this in mind, it is clear that Americans, especially those who dwell in cities, should seriously consider some type of two wheel transportation. Many electric scooters and some motorcycles are relatively cheap and would make an ideal second vehicle which could be used for the majority of day to day travel. The savings in fuel costs would be substantial, and really, it is practical solutions like this that will make a significant dent in the problem of global warming.
Electric Scooters in India, China, and Japan
Hero Electric India is a leading company dealing in electric two wheeler segment. In India, such vehicles are called "scooty." China has emerged as the largest market of electric two wheelers. A major portion of China's population uses two wheelers for commuting from one place to another. Considering the exponential rise in the population of China and their limited resources, they have made a smart move by promoting electric two wheelers. In 2004, only 40,000 electric two wheelers were sold in China and by 2010, the count has surpassed the 100 million mark. Yamaha is a leading two-wheeler company in the electric segment in Japan.