It is no secret that the price of gasoline has climbed to almost intolerable levels. This has caused financial hardship to many families who have to commute to and from work every day. Cars have become a luxury in many places and in a lot of major world cities from New York to Calcutta, commuters are becoming more innovative in the way they save on the high gas prices. One of the ways they are doing this is to purchase scooters.
There are many different types of scooters. There are the foot-powered which are preferred by teenagers and children for playing, then there are the electric-powered which are modern and require no gasoline. Then there are the gas-powered scooters which have gained in popularity.
Scooter have been around since the 1920s. They first appeared in the Far East then they took up residence in the West where the technology evolved to produce even better models. Today, it is not uncommon to see in many cities, thousands of day workers riding to and from using scooters. This has saved tremendously.
Gas scooters are especially preferred today because they do away with the necessity of expensive gasoline. The technology behind gas scooters has evolved in the last 10 years. A gas tank is mounted on the base of the scooter and the gas is pumped into an combustion chamber which burns the gas thereby releasing the pressure that causes the engine motion. Gas scooters can mount speeds of up to 100 miles an hour.
Gas scooters, just like the rest of the scooters have their inherent advantages. One of them as we mentioned is the fuel efficiency. People are looking for ways saving on gasoline. This is because of the high prices that are prevalent in almost every major world city.
Gas scooters are also cute. That is why other than their fuel efficiency, which definitely attracts many because of the state of the world economy, scooters are still a hot selling item among the younger generation. In the US, people mostly buy scooters for recreational purposes. During good weather such as summer, many people get on their scooters and use them to commute for short to medium distances. Picnics are also places where it is easy to see gas scooters.
Gas scooters also continue to attract many because they are affordable. In places like the US, most people can afford a car. But in third world nations and other emerging nations, this is not the case. Many workers are faced with long commutes and no reliable transportation. The public transportation is crowded and sometimes unsafe. Scooters are definitely one great way of resolving this situation. They are far less pricey as compared to cars and are therefore well within the reach of many medium income workers.
In places plagued by long traffic jams, gas scooters are also ideal because one can easily manuever. There is no longer any need to wait behind a long stream of cars. One can easily manuever through traffic and get to their destination faster.