Could electric scooters plug the last mile gap?

Whether delivering groceries for supermarket chains, or commuters via a shared mobility scheme, electric scooters offer one answer to the last mile challenge. By Megan Lampinen

The transportation industry is increasingly turning to multi-modal approaches as companies and commuters alike concede that a single type of vehicle may not be practical for all stages of a journey. While a heavy truck may be perfect for long-distance freight haulage, it will run into trouble if it attempts to tackle some of the congested, narrow and often winding streets of a city centre. Similarly, the family car may help with the bulk of a daily commute, but once the driver reaches a city’s congestion zone, paying for entry and then parking is a costly addition. In some places, strict emissions restrictions may not even allow that truck or family car to enter the city centre.

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