Sustainable living is the solution to our health and wealth problems. Indeed, this isn’t the first time you hear that and definitely won’t be the last. But what begets this conclusion?
Every year the air pollution caused by fossil fuel increases the risk of health diseases while also taking millions of lives and adversely impacting several others. The bad news is that a significant percentage of this fuel consumption can be attributed to vehicles alone. The good news is that we have a solution to this problem: to move to more renewable energy sources by phasing out vehicles that run on fossil fuel and introducing electric means of transport.
Let us look at some stats to support our argument further. India is estimated to bear 10.7 lakh crore (US$150 billion), or 5.4% of India’s GDP annually, the third-highest costs from fossil fuel air pollution worldwide. The analysis also suggests that an estimated one million deaths each year and approx. 980,000 estimated preterm births, equating to an annual economic loss of 10.7 lakh crore (US$150 billion), is attributed to air pollution from fossil fuel in India.
Let these numbers encourage you and not scare you as the time to make change is now!
Who thought that our cars and bikes would run on electrically charged batteries? Yet, here they are! The transition is significant and has been a friend to the environment whilst being a friend to our pockets. Let us understand this in more detail.
Two Wheelers account for 74% of the total vehicles on the road in India. Hence two-wheeler transition to electric technology can contribute tremendously towards a greener environment. Over 3 years, the fuel cost for a petrol-powered scooter becomes equivalent to the cost of your electric scooter, which indirectly means that your electric scooter is free of charge. Fuel-powered scooters have more moving parts like a mechanical internal combustion engine and the other components, which means more maintenance, which adds higher costs. On the other hand, an electric scooter does not have as many moving parts, ultimately bringing down maintenance costs.
The use of electric scooters has been in India for a while but has popularized in recent times, owing to the rise of air pollution. The Air Quality Index is between poor to bad in top metro cities in India, which is also the country’s most populated areas. This gives rise to illness caused due to air pollution like asthma, infections and lung diseases. Awareness of such issues has paved the way for the rise of electric scooters.
Major Brands have taken the initiative to research and innovate technology to introduce high-tech, clean and affordable e-scooters. The stylish designs and modern technological concepts primarily fancy the younger population of the country. One such brand is BGauss, a premium yet affordable brand of electric scooters in India which offers fluid design, low maintenance and great power. BGauss gives you the option to choose between a high-speed variant, the B8 model or the low-speed A2 one.
BGauss electric scooters are not only a form of sustainable transport but also a style statement in themselves. Available in four colours (Silk Red, Sparkling Blue, Nebula Grey, Pearl White), the BGauss B8 has a 360-degree chrome finish, multi-colour digital display, designer LED projector lamps, giving you clear visibility in day and night. Similarly, BGauss A2 is equipped with a digital dashboard, powerful taillights with integrated indicators and a 20-litre boot space. The scooters are coated with extra gloss paint, which provides UV protection, allowing for more extended life.
The battery life of e-scooters may raise a few eyebrows. BGauss offers two options when it comes to powering your electric scooter; the lithium battery and the lead-acid battery. Each battery is backed up by a 3-year (lithium-ion battery) and 1-year warranty (lead-acid battery). Not only that, but the lithium battery is removable, allowing you to charge it anywhere with a standard outlet. Both these batteries are water and dust resistant, which ensures your peace of mind about their maintenance. And last but not least, BGauss e-scooters are equipped with advanced tech-based safety features such as over-charging protection, over-discharging protection, short circuit prevention, temperature control, cell equalization, voltage equalization and battery logs, which ensure that your battery is in optimal condition for use. Now we see your nod of approval!
From being mindful about how our lifestyle impacts the environment, one can make positive changes towards a better future. Our choices on what we wear, eat and commute, collectively impact the environment, and being mindful about our lifestyle can help save the planet. Electric scooters indeed form an integral part of a conscious lifestyle and are the key to a better future. They not only help us reduce our carbon footprint but also conserve fossil fuels for future generations. To understand the implications of our current actions on the health of the planet, including our own, we must use the technology at hand to improve the quality of our ecosystem. With BGauss scooters, you are not just becoming an integral part of this change, but you are doing this with style!