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The Fastest Way to Get Around Campus: 5 Reasons to Choose an Electric Scooter

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As we all know, a new semester implies the entry of new colleagues into the residence. Many of them will be pursuing a degree, a master’s degree, or even an internship inside the campus or in a company.

As we did at the beginning of last year, we want to help our new boys and girls to orient themselves a little within their college campuses.

Learning to move around a university campus (and big for some) such as Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, or Liberty University, can be a long and difficult process for many.

For this reason, we want to give you the perfect ways and other alternatives on how to move around your university campus without losing time or having late in your next class

This site provides many tips and guides for students from the college application process to daily living and this article will provide specifics on how to move inside the campus faster and more conveniently.

Although walking is still preferred by many students, especially those who want to have a little bit of exercise, what if your next class is 300 meters away?

Traditionally, cycling is the fastest way to get around the campus but you don’t want to enter the classroom sweating. Another disadvantage is, you can’t carry your bicycle inside your classroom and if the bike parking or rack is far away, you still have to walk.

Another option is skateboarding but similar to cycling, you will end up sweating if the weather is hot.

Electric scooters have become a novelty in terms of ways of transportation inside school campuses in the US and even in Europe.

Here are some of the advantages to using an electric scooter to get around your campus:

1. Accessibility

If you take a look at Stanford University, it is impossible to ignore the large number of electric scooters that parade through the bicycle lanes and surrounding streets.

In Los Angeles and San Francisco, they are a novelty and it is very common to see students in front of one of these vehicles, trying to discover how they work.

Scooters provide easy accessibility in and around your college campus. They fit where bicycles do, making it easy to navigate around buildings.

2. Speed

There is no doubt that electric scooters are fast. They do not reach the speed of a motorcycle, but they are fast and comfortable enough to reach your next class on time without releasing a drop of sweat.

Like their sisters, electric bicycles, they have an autonomy that makes them travel up to 20 kilometers (12 miles) on a single battery recharge, which means about 2 hours of uninterrupted traveling.

Of course, these figures may vary according to the model, but this is generally a benefit that can be obtained.

3. Safety

Electric scooters have labels that indicate their use only for those over 18 years of age.

Although safety regulations are in place, riders inside the school campus are a bit different from those on the outside.

Students don’t normally wear helmets inside the campus.

4. Environment

Electric scooters are also much more respectful of the environment because they do not emit polluting gases.

Caring for the environment is something that is on the minds of many people, as they are always looking for some way to protect it .

One of the best ways to do it is by using an electric scooter, because it does not operate by burning fossil fuels and therefore, they do not generate high CO2 emissions.

5. Practical

Another of the strengths of this transport is that being so practical and relatively small, it can be introduced anywhere in the big city, which means that it can avoid heavy traffic and reach its destination in less time.

For all these reasons, the demand for them grows exponentially year after year.

Features of Electric Scooters

  • Most electric scooters usually weigh between 10 and 38 kilos, depending on the model.
  • Electric scooters have batteries that are usually lithium that take from 2 to 10 hours to charge.
  • Its brakes, which come in different modes such as disc or drum, also provide greater driving safety and some have a built-in front light to drive at night along with a rear light to be seen by other vehicles.

Types of Electric Scooters

There are a large number of models of electric scooters with different characteristics and prices, which end up providing an option for each pocket.

There are folding and non-folding electric scooters, with a seat, and without a saddle.

The cheapest models incorporate a less powerful 120W motor, which translates into less autonomy and lower top speed.

They can reach 12 kilometers per hour (7mph), have a range of up to 15 kilometers per hour (9mph), and support less weight than those more powerful.

The more expensive models have a more powerful motor of up to 2000W, greater autonomy, and higher top speed. They can run up to 60 kilometers per hour (37mph), have a range of up to 50 kph (31mph) and some can carry different levels of load.

Some scooters come with a built-in seat to make getting more comfortable.


Electric scooters have really been increasing in popularity with users in recent years. In cities around the world, we can see these motorized rides circulating on the streets, providing users with profitability and efficiency in their use.

Due to this great acceptance by users, the big brands have started a race to occupy a place in the electric scooter market, a fact that translates into an increase in the offer of various models.

Next-generation electric scooters integrate much more efficient and sustainable technologies than their previous models, largely due to the introduction of high-performance lithium batteries.

Students are the first beneficiaries of these useful machines because they move around a lot, transferring from one class to another.

Although many students still use bicycles as a less expensive alternative, electric scooters are really the fastest way to move around the campus.

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