Summary #744

Trendy e-scooters might not be as green as they seem

nature.com
  • E-scooters can benefit your local environment only if you use them instead of your car.
  • Mining materials for them, and manufacturing these vehicles generates pollution.
  • So does collecting them and transporting them to charging stations, which is usually done by employees in private cars.
  • If you don’t use e-scooters to replace your vehicle, then it’s less carbon intensive to just walk or bike.

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