If you are walking through the largest cities in Portugal you have probably noticed the abundance of these 2 wheeled vehicles on the street. Several companies are exploring the rental of these vehicles. Despite this option, many users are starting to consider buying a scooter for personal use instead of using shared scooters. In this article we will look at the pros and cons of purchasing your own vehicle.
Electric scooters are particularly useful for those who make small daily trips within the city. Especially in cities where there are bike lanes this transport can be very convenient, fast and safe. For a short trip within the city, car use may not be the best option. Traffic and parking difficulties can make the electric scooter the best option for transportation. With the scooter it is easier to move and parking is no problem as you can carry it with you wherever you go.
Most electric e-scooters on the market are foldable. This allows them to be easily carried even when not in use. For example, when you arrive at your work place, you can fold it and transport it with you. You don't have to leave it on the street so you can incur theft. There are also solutions for carrying them with a backpack. This option can be particularly useful if you are using the train, for example. In this case you can conveniently transport your e-scooter wherever you go.
The price of electric scooters has been falling as they are increasingly popular and there is more supply. Today it is possible to buy a good electric scooter, with autonomy up to 6/7 kilometers under 200 €. What sets most models apart is the battery capacity and the construction material. The lighter ones tend to have a higher price when compared to heavier models. Still the heavier models are perfectly transportable without major problems.
If you are traveling frequently within a city, purchasing an electric scooter may be a good option. This will give you flexibility and save you money in the long run. The initial investment will be quickly diluted over time. If you are not sure if this option is best for you, you can always start by trying out the shared scooters through their mobile app, which are spread across the largest Portuguese cities.