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“I’ll Take the E-Scooter Instead of My Car”—The Potential of E-Scooters as a Substitute for Car Trips in Germany

German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Transport Research, 12489 Berlin, Germany
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Sustainability 2021, 13(13), 7361; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137361
Received: 18 May 2021 / Revised: 23 June 2021 / Accepted: 25 June 2021 / Published: 30 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Transport Sustainability)
Considering the controversial discussion about the sustainability and usefulness of e-scooters, in this study, we analyzed the substitution potential of e-scooters, especially with regard to car trips. Based on data from the national mobility survey in Germany (Mobility in Germany, MiD 2017), we identified trips that could be covered purely by an e-scooter. Thereby, trip length, trip purposes, weather conditions, and other influencing factors were taken into account. Our analysis showed that, in Germany, 10–15% of the motorized individual transport (MIT) trips could be made by e-scooter. Accompanied by a literature analysis, we then critically reflected on the overall potential of e-scooters and formulated recommendations for urban and transport planning. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro-mobility; urban mobility; e-scooter; scooter sharing; car substitution; potential analysis micro-mobility; urban mobility; e-scooter; scooter sharing; car substitution; potential analysis
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Gebhardt, L.; Wolf, C.; Seiffert, R. “I’ll Take the E-Scooter Instead of My Car”—The Potential of E-Scooters as a Substitute for Car Trips in Germany. Sustainability 2021, 13, 7361. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137361

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Gebhardt L, Wolf C, Seiffert R. “I’ll Take the E-Scooter Instead of My Car”—The Potential of E-Scooters as a Substitute for Car Trips in Germany. Sustainability. 2021; 13(13):7361. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137361

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Gebhardt, Laura, Christian Wolf, and Robert Seiffert. 2021. "“I’ll Take the E-Scooter Instead of My Car”—The Potential of E-Scooters as a Substitute for Car Trips in Germany" Sustainability 13, no. 13: 7361. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/su13137361

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