Back in time, if you would have thought of purchasing an electric scooter, it would not have made sense because of the high demand for petrol scooters in every country, and also because the only thing that powered scooters was petrol.
But the times have changed. Consumers around the world are slowly shifting towards alternatives that reduce vehicular pollution and its contribution towards environmental damage and that improve the quality of air while elevating their own lifestyle.
While many of us would like to become protectors of the environment, a lifestyle change like this ultimately comes down to savings, maintenance and the overall feasibility of owning an electric scooter versus a fuel-operated one.
So let’s delve into the details and look at a few points that you need to consider while making a choice between the two:
When it comes to performance, It’s easier to say that electric scooters win against petrol scooters.
Electric scooters can start directly or produce max torque directly from 0RPM whereas petrol scooters take time as the torque increases gradually.
The smooth and fast acceleration and little-to-no vibration make electric scooters a better choice by providing you with superior ride quality and quieter surroundings due to their noise-free operation.
BGauss B8 has been equipped with the highest grade German technology which is powered by a 1900 Watt motor and equipped with three riding modes for ease that can be customized according to the route and use.
The smooth acceleration and no vibration makes riding a B8 an experience like no other.
In the case of petrol-based scooters, they produce a comparatively louder and more disturbing noise, especially while riding and are comparatively much slower in terms of acceleration.
Electric scooters require less maintenance as they consist of fewer moving parts including a lightweight battery which you can even charge at home and occasional check-up of screws and other parts.
On the other hand, petrol scooters require higher maintenance as it consists of an engine, spark plugs, air, oil filters, and other small components that need to be serviced frequently to keep them from wearing out.
And well, the more the maintenance, the higher the cost.
That’s why BGauss has made sure to make its scooters even more pocket-friendly when compared to other electric scooters.
They have focused on economical, efficient manufacturing and battery costs without compromising on the quality of their electric scooters by using lithium-ion batteries which last 3-4 times longer than lead batteries without losing effectiveness over a long period of time.
Another important factor to consider is the contribution of these vehicles to air pollution.
As the world is progressing, so many industries like the automobile industry are also launching new vehicles which are adding to the pollution every day.
The AQI or the Air Quality Index – a measure used to gauge how polluted the air currently is or can be in the near future- has also started to deteriorate significantly especially in metropolitan cities such as Mumbai, Delhi & Kolkata. The Air Quality Index ranges between 0-500 and the higher the number, the greater is the public health risk. The AQI in the cities mentioned above is 175, 351 & 226 respectively.
One of the many reasons the government wants to switch to electric mobility is the amount of pollution that petrol vehicles including petrol scooters cause.
Electric scooters run on an electric motor that is battery-powered (mostly all the high-quality scooters including BGauss use lithium-ion) by electricity and even after the battery stops functioning, it can still be repurposed or reused for other energy applications.
As they run on electrical energy, there is no emission of harmful gases or fumes in the air and also help people in reducing their carbon footprint.
BGauss B8 and A2, both are equipped with rechargeable batteries which help in more distance coverage in a single charge leading to less fuel dependency and zero emissions thereby leading to a cleaner and healthier environment. Moreover, their noise-free operation also ensures that they don’t contribute to noise pollution.
On the other hand, petrol scooters/vehicles run on fuel-based engines and tend to emit various harmful gases leading to severe air pollution and in turn global warming.
Cost and Savings:
Furthermore, the most important factor for everyone when it comes to purchasing any vehicle including electric scooters or petrol scooters is Cost & Savings
Maintenance cost is very low as there are only a few parts involved in electric scooters such as the battery, motor and controller. Whereas petrol scooters consist of an engine, transmission, gearbox, converters, filters, and so many more components which require frequent servicing causing a lot of damage to your pocket.
With electric scooters, you can charge the battery at the convenience of your own home, although there are only a few electric stations in case your electric scooter runs out of battery.
The BGauss B8 uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which only require a 3-hour charge making it extremely time-saving too and can be charged at home, office, café, school, etc. with a regular 5A socket.
In the case of petrol scooters, you have to have to fill the fuel tank every now and then, and given the current petrol prices are too high, electric scooters are more economical because they only require the battery to be charged frequently, leading to barely any costs whatsoever.
Purchasing any type of scooter, be it an Electric or petrol scooter is still a big decision because, in the end, it’s something you would be using regularly and for a relatively long period of time.
- A petrol scooter requires a lot of effort to maintain. You need to make sure that :
- Your Petrol scooter gets serviced frequently
- You are willing to pay high maintenance costs
- The constant vibration, noise and air pollution doesn’t bug you.
- You are ready to pay high petrol prices
In the case of electric scooters which runs on an electric motor powered by electricity, which means that:
- You can charge the battery at your own home
- Good for short distances and city commutes
- Eligible service charges as it has fewer parts compared to petrol scooters
- No more going to a petrol station and wasting money.
While the market may have been heavily dominated by petrol vehicles for a long time, electric two-wheelers and micro-mobility are the way to go as the world looks to undo the damage caused by excessive fossil fuel usage, while
exploring a stylish and sensible new way of going around town!