What on Earth Georgia, ep. 7: Are e-scooters eco-friendly?
In the past three years, electric scooters (e-scooters) have become a popular public transport option all over the world. According to the recent study by Ersnt&Young, in 2020, there were around 20 million users of e-scooters in Europe only. Several cities have now introduced bike and e-scooter sharing systems which also became popular in the large cities of Georgia.
Most of the companies running the e-scooter rental are presenting themselves as eco-friendly, because the vehicles powered by electricity do not emit CO2, at least not directly. Recent studies show that the energy used in the production and maintenance of the e-scooters might reach the same emissions as driving a car with three persons if not maintained properly.
In this episode of the What on Earth Georgia podcast, JAMbew has spoken to Demetre Datiashili, PR manager of Scroll – an e-scooter sharing system in Batumi and Tbilisi about the business and efforts to provide a more environmentally friendly alternative to public transport in Georgia.
- Scroll website
- Batumvelo website
- Multinational professional services network EY study about e-scooters and eco-friendliness
What on Earth Georgia, ep. 11: Eco-village is a model for better future
Eco-village is a model for a better future in Georgia, members of the International Eco-Community Project in Caucasus believe. Their aim is to create a self-sustainable community that leaves minimum negative impact on the environment