In June 2019 parliament passed legislation committing the UK to reduce its net greenhouse gas emissions by no less than 100%, relative to 1990 levels, by 2050. Effectively, this would make the UK a ‘net zero’ emitter. Prior to this, the UK was committed to reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% of their 1990 levels, also by 2050.
At the same time, it will come as a surprise to no one that TfL operates the London Underground at well above 100% capacity between the morning and evening rush hour periods. In fact, some lines like the Central Line never dip below 66% capacity from the moment the first train sets off to the time the last train returns to the depot.
In 2019, a study by the Trades Union Council (TUC) revealed the UK's average commute was at all-time high of 59 minutes, with those in London suffering through an average daily commute of 79 minutes.
That's approximately 221 hours per year, sitting in traffic, or packed into an overcrowded vehicle whilst perched awkwardly under a fellow commuter's armpit.
We've experienced the joys of electric scooter commuting in Europe and are advocating for a change in UK law to legalise them here in the UK. The recent news of electric scooter trials up and down the country have been a welcome ray of hope.
Notwithstanding our current archaic highway laws, electric scooters can still be used on private land and you'll notice that road safety is a theme woven tightly throughout our website and brand tone. That's because we set out on a journey to educate the public on the safe (and legal) use of electric scooters and seek to supply products that we've tried & tested, which have been designed & manufactured by reputable brands, whom have a long history in the industry and a shared emphasis on safety.
We hope that you enjoy your journey on the road to safe, stress-free and environmentally sustainable commuting as much as we did and if you have any questions reach out and say firstname.lastname@example.org.