Minimobility: The next big thing in urban mobility?

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Today’s micromobility landscape is primarily defined by electric bicycles, mopeds, and e-kickscooters. Below the surface, however, another mobility segment with similarly impressive growth rates has recently gained traction: three- and four-wheeled minimobility.

Because of their smaller size, minimobility vehicles are less expensive than standard EVs, consume less space, and have more parking options—characteristics that are especially beneficial in crowded urban areas. Other advantages include the following:

  1. Minimobility vehicles require fewer resources and energy during production; this is especially helpful considering that some resources, such as battery components, are already in short supply.
  2. Energy requirements for minimobility-vehicle operation are lower than those for standard EVs; this is important because many regions, including the European Union, will not be able to produce enough green energy at the local level for decades.
  3. Minimobility vehicles increase safety because they usually travel more slowly and are more visible to pedestrians and bikers.