Commuting can be one of the most stressful parts of daily life, and a recent survey has shown that 49 percent of individuals said that they hated their daily commute. With the average commuter spending almost 30 minutes a day traveling to work, it’s easy to see why people detest their commute as not only can it be boring, but it may also have a negative impact on one’s wellbeing. But rather than let your daily commute drag you down, why not have a little fun while you’re going to school or work by using a personal electric vehicle? Lately, personal electric vehicles have become increasingly popular all over the world as not only do they make your commute more enjoyable, but they also allow you to dodge traffic and get to work in a hassle-free and sustainable way. If you’re planning to change the way you travel, here are some cool personal EVs to make your daily commute a lot more fun.
Roll into work using an electric unicycle
Riding an electric unicycle is possibly one, if not the most, eye-catching way to commute to work or school. This futuristic looking, self-balancing personal EV consists of a single wheel, as well as pedals on either side of the wheel. It can go from 18 to 30 mph, depending on the model that you get. Getting the EV going can take some practice, so you’ll need to devote a few hours doing test runs to ensure that you stay safe while you’re on the road. Practice mounting and dismounting first, then once you’ve aced that, practice making turns until you’ve got the hang of it. Don’t forget to wear protective gear while riding an electric unicycle, and ensure that it’s fully charged so you can get to work without running into any problems.
Zip through traffic with an electric scooter
Electric scooters have become immensely popular in major cities around the world, and in the second quarter of 2020, global sales of this device reportedly increased by 61 percent compared to previous years. If you live in an area where there’s always heavy traffic, then an electric scooter may help you to get to work faster as its slim build allows you to ride on the sidewalk or pass through narrow streets and passageways. Practice riding on paved roads, and once you’re on the scooter, remember to place your dominant or stronger leg behind your weaker leg to keep your balance. Protective gear such as a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads are also a must when riding this electric device.
Feel safe and secure in a personal mobility vehicle
If the idea of commuting out in the open on busy streets terrifies you, consider using a personal mobility vehicle to work. Single seater electric cars such as the Solo, Toyota COMS, Renault Twizy, and the HUVO allows you to have the security of a car as it’s fully enclosed, but it gives you the feel of traveling via a motorcycle as these devices are about half the size of a conventional car. Moreover, it’s a greener way to commute as you’ll only need to charge the batteries for them to work. What’s more, you’ll have an easier time looking for parking space as their compact build allows you to park in tight spaces.
Make your daily commute a lot more fun by using any of these personal electric vehicles. Not only is it a more enjoyable way to travel, but you’ll also reduce your carbon footprint as you make your way to school or work.