Are e-scooters eco-friendly? Sustainability News

Are e-scooters eco-friendly?

Thanks to VeoRide for sharing this recent news about their latest durability and sustainability breakthrough that increases the average e-scooter lifespan – five times over.

Today, most shared scooters are made of aluminum alloy or stainless steel. By leveraging innovative, proprietary production technology, VeoRide builds its e-scooters with magnesium alloy.

VeoRide E-Scooter Durability and Sustainability Advantages

With a 30% higher strength-to-weight ratio, magnesium alloy e-scooters are lighter and stronger. They’re also the longest-lasting, and least expensive to produce, e-scooters ever built. Advanced manufacturing technology enables mass production of these highly durable, next-generation e-scooters.

Today’s breakthrough means VeoRide e-scooters now have a lifespan five times greater than the industry “standard” of three months in the field.

This reduces waste and landfill – better aligning with cities’ sustainability objectives and goals. By reducing the cost of a scooter, the company also improves scooter unit economics, a foundation necessary to sustain a hyper-growth business model.

“We are thrilled to have once again cracked the code on solving more of the biggest challenges facing our industry, in this case, the issue of sustainability in terms of both environmental concerns and unit economics,” said VeoRide President, Edwin Tan. “Our next-generation e-scooters with bodies made of magnesium alloy are the most ruggedized, sustainable, and cost-effective models in existence. This enables VeoRide to truly walk the walk when it comes to delivering on our mission of lowering the carbon footprints of cities across the globe.”

Chicago Micromobility Innovators

Headquartered in Chicago, VeoRide, is one of the micromobility industry’s most innovative and fastest-growing companies. With its unique e-swappable-battery technology which enables safe charging, the company designs and manufactures e-scooters specifically built for the rigors of shared use. VeoRide e-scooters lead the industry in terms of lifetime sustainability and are also widely recognized as the most comfortable and safe to ride. VeoRide has dozens of cities nationwide as partners in its mobility share programs and is adding additional municipalities and universities every month.

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