Both are better than the other in certain ways. Pros for petrol: - Better power. - Fuel stations are easily available. - Service centers are easily available. Cons for petrol: - Pollution. - Petrol is getting costly. Pros for electric: - Electric scooters are highly economical compared to their petrol counter parts and totally pollution-free. - Electric scooters with motor capacity not more than 250 Watts need not be registered. - Electric scooters up to 250 W need not be insured and no road tax need be paid. - For riding electric scooters up to 250 W one need not have a driving license. Cons for electric: - Less service availability and charging stations. - E-bikes may not have the same life as a petrol vehicle because motors may not last as long as engines. However, motors are replaceable. It may be concluded that electric scooters are suitable for those who have to travel only some 10 kilo meters daily. It can be considered to be suitable for travelling in a city or town with heavy traffic where vehicles can goes at a slow pace only. Level roads with no steep ascents only are suitable for electric scooters. So, electric scooters can be considered only for such limited use. They may come into the mainstream when their technology and performance improve and are up to the mark.
Zigwheels on 4 Sep 2018