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Why E-scooters and E-bikes? What can cities do to support growing EV utilization?
Electric vehicle (EV) adoption rates have been growing globally in regions with suitable climates, low pollution, and high fossil fuel costs. Offering both efficiency and low cost, consumer demand for e-scooters and e-bikes will continue to grow as cities adapt to these new modes of micro-transportation. The development of electric vehicles is based on current and future global demand, which is closely linked to electricity and battery demand. In the following decade, and with constructive policy-making, we will see a shift that enhances utilization rates for electric bikes and electric scooters.
According to a recently published article  the use of petroleum products in the transport system causes atmospheric pollution due to the formation of particles and unnatural meteorological changes caused by carbon dioxide and primary air pollutant emissions. It is inevitable that a shift in the EV sales marketplace will take place and the numbers speak for themselves.
Global EV stock and EV sales market share in 2020. 
Figure 1 shows a summary of the global EV stock and EV sales market. The market share report shows that 3% of the total newly sold vehicles are EVs. As indicated in the Navigant Research report, this number may exceed 7%, or 6.6 million a year worldwide by 2020. The transportation of EVs has developed rapidly in the last ten years; in 2018, the worldwide transportation volume of EVs was more than 5 million. This is an increase of 63% over the previous year.
We hope to see policies in relation to smart cities, smart infrastructure, and smart industrial parks in our home city, Vancouver, Canada, and globally. It is time we focus on the future, and how best we can support the ecosystem.
M. S. Hossain, Laveet Kumar, Mamdouh El Haj Assad, Reza Alayi, “Advancements and Future Prospects of Electric Vehicle Technologies: A Comprehensive Review”, Complexity, vol. 2022, Article ID 3304796, 21 pages, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1155/2022/3304796