What technology is fueling the smart and sustainable cities of the world today? That’s the question posed in the article Electric Mobility Devices: Critical Technologies for Smart Cities, and it’s no surprise that electric bikes and electric scooters are a big part of the answer. The article describes how electric mobility devices – e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-car sharing programs –  are helping communities achieve goals related to cleaner energy and reduced traffic congestion.

A key factor for success, however, is a supportive policy and infrastructure environment for e-mobility devices, especially e-bikes and e-scooters. Dedicated bicycles lanes and electric vehicle charging stations are just a few examples of what smart cities can provide if e-mobility is to flourish. The article points to several success stories of e-mobility happening today. Germany is now building over 100 km (62 miles) of bicycle highways, and Taiwan boasts a network of electric battery exchanges.

Motorino agrees that once infrastructure and policies supporting e-bikes and e-scooters are implemented, a city will see more of its citizens trading four wheels for two.  Read the article..