The World's First Electric Scooter

  • The world's first electric scooter appeared 105 years ago


The electric scooter seems like a new fashionable means of transport, we can find it around the streets. People ride the electric scooter to work, school, having fun. But it is quite unknown that the electric scooters first appeared in the last century. A hundred years ago, people rode electric scooters for a ride, and some others use it to commit crimes.

The black-and-white e-scooter photo online cause a lot of concerns recently. The photo was reportedly taken in 1916, when there were already "electric scooters", mostly powered by gasoline.

The world's first electric scooter

Scooters were popular during the First World War, part of the reason is their very low fuel consumption, which provided transportation for many people who could not afford a car or motorcycle.

Some businesses also experimented with this novel vehicle. For example, the New York Postal Service uses it to deliver mail. In 1916, four special delivery postmen at the U.S. Postal Service were experimenting with their new tool, they called it "Autoped".

The electric scooters have different uses in the hands of different people. For example, some gangs in New York used scooters to escape police pursuits.

  • After World War I, scooters cooled down

The scooter was once popular, but soon after the end of World War I, electric scooters disappeared. Its usefulness has been challenged, such as weighing more than 100 pounds itself and being difficult to carry.

On the other hand, as is the case now, some sections of the road are not suitable for scooters, and some sections of the road are prohibited scooters.

Even in 1921, Arthur Hugo Cecil Gibson, an American inventor of scooters, abandoned manufacturing and improving the two-wheelers, saying they were outdated.

  • The use of scooters is still controversial

Last year, scooters became popular again in the UK, the scooter company put hundreds of cars on the streets of the UK. But there is still controversy about the use and safety of scooters.

Some people think that they are an effective alternative to traffic and do not bring pollution. Pilot schemes are being launched in some areas, such as London and Oxford, to encourage people to use scooters to travel. But Plymouth Police warned that road regulations still apply to non-test areas, meaning riders could be arrested in non-test areas.

Some people think that they are an effective alternative to traffic and do not bring pollution. Pilot schemes are being launched in some areas, such as London and Oxford, to encourage people to use scooters to travel. But Plymouth Police warned that road regulations still apply to non-test areas, meaning riders could be arrested in non-test areas.

But others believe that scooters are dangerous, too many people use scooters and pick up passengers, there are safety risks. Some children as young as 10 are also dangerous when they are riding the scooter.

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