Love them or hate them, electric scooters are quickly becoming ubiquitous in US cities. Riders are using them for everything from last-mile vehicles for reaching the train station to complete car and bus replacements for entire commutes.
Lime, Bird and other electric scooter sharing companies deserve much of the credit for introducing the concept of electric scooters to the public on such a large scale. But the manufacturers that produce the affordable little EVs are the true heroes here. They’ve taken all the technology and hardware that make electric bicycles such good commuters and stuffed it all in the form factor of a scooter for a fraction of the price. And in the case of Swagtron’s Swagger 5 scooter, which is currently on sale for just $270, that fraction is a tiny one indeed!
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