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Electric Scooters and the Environment - Here’s the breakdown.

Electric Scooters and the Environment - Here’s the breakdown.

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Electric Scooters and the Environment - Here’s the breakdown.

We know electric scooters are an eco-friendly mode of transportation, but the mass-manufacturing process may not be as much. Based off a study by North Carolina State University, here’s a breakdown of all the elements that make up the manufacturing process of a Xiaomi M365 and their Global Warming Potential (read “carbon emissions”).    

They might surprise you.    


Aluminum   

The aluminum frame of your scooter keeps everything together, making your model easy to carry while ensuring its structurally sound.    Global Warming Potential: 78.8kg of carbon equivalent (CO2eq)   


Battery   

Yes, the thing that powers your scooter.    

Global Warming Potential: 45.0kg of carbon equivalent   


Battery Recycled Content   

As batteries contained recycled elements, they detract from the total carbon equivalent count. Learn more about recycling batteries here.   

Global Warming Potential: -0.92kg of carbon equivalent   


Motor   

The heart of your scooter.    

Global Warming Potential: 11.0kg of carbon equivalent


Disposal   

Not everything cut out for your scooter makes it into the box.    

Global Warming Potential: 5.8kg of carbon equivalent   


Plastics

Plastics make up housing for the circuit boards, as well as screens and brake handles.    

Global Warming Potential: 4.4kg of carbon equivalent




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Charger   

Charges the battery - like a cell phone, but more fun.    

Global Warming Potential: 4.8kg of carbon equivalent   


Circuit Board   

Keeps all of your electronics in check.   

Global Warming Potential: 9.3kg of carbon equivalent   


Steel   

For when the aluminium doesn’t cut it.   

Global Warming Potential: 1.1kg of carbon equivalent   


Rubber   

Makes up tires and cushions for your scooter’s joints. Keeps her comfy.   

Global Warming Potential: 3.6kg of carbon equivalent   


Water   

Just like you need water to function, so do factories.    

Global Warming Potential: .00025kg of carbon equivalent   


Manufacturing   

All the elements that put your scooter together.   

Global Warming Potential: 8.8kg of carbon equivalent   


Other   

All the little bits you might forget about, they still add up.   

Global Warming Potential: 6.4kg of carbon equivalent   


Total: 178.08kg of carbon equivalent   

To put that into context, a fully-grown tree offsets about 21kg of carbon dioxide a year. Offsetting the carbon put into the atmosphere by one scooter would require 9 TREES to filter.    


Through rhyde, you can offset that by buying a scooter that has been sustainably refurbished.    

And as an added bonus, for every scooter bought, we’ll plant one additional tree ourselves.    


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Tags
Economia circular, Medio ambiente, Patinete, Patinete Electrico, Sustentabilidad
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