Economic Transportation

Written by Seth Cotterell
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In our modern world, economic transportation is becoming an increasing concern for many people. Paradoxically, the United States government is now offering greater incentives for buyers of S.U.V.s than for buyers of more fuel efficient modes of transportation like hybrid cars or motor scooters. In a world of depleting resources this simply does not make sense, so it is up to consumers to lead the way in the 21st century by switching to more economic transportation methods.

Motor Scooters as Economic Transportation

While gas-electric hybrid cars are one example of more efficient transportation, they are still expensive and their production requires more resources than the manufacturing of motor scooters. Hybrid cars require more metal, plastic, rubber, machinery, etc. and their fuel efficiency is no better than motor scooters. This is one reason that the popularity of motor scooters has jumped in recent years, with around 100,000 units sold in 2004.

Motor scooters are probably the most economic transportation around. They are lightweight and small, and thus require only a couple of gallons of gas to fill the tank and they get incredible mileage. A standard one and a half gallon tank in a scooter can get you as much mileage in the city as the tank in your car, saving you hundreds, even thousands of dollars a year on gas.

For the environmentally conscious, motor scooters put out significantly less pollution than automobiles do. Their production and upkeep also requires fewer resources and the production process itself contributes less pollution. Their cost is also far less than even the cheapest car, making motor scooters the winner in the economic transportation contest.

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