After months of sky-high gas prices, many Torontonians have switched to an e-scooter to cruise through the city. Toronto resident Kyle Ott, a worker in the trades, heavily relied on cares to get around to different job sites. He purchased an e-scooter four months ago and said “I figured, why not? I’ll give it a shot,”
He explained that “this gets me from point A to point B on my time, when I want. I don’t have to wait for anybody. And it’s convenient and fun.” Ott estimated that he is saving close to $800 a month by not relying on ride-hailing apps like Uber. Retailers say e-scooters have soared in popularity and their sales are increasing.
Aaron Binder, the chief experience officer at Segway of Ontario said “as soon as the pandemic hit, our sales just skyrocketed, … Going back to 2019, we’ve probably seen about 1,000 per cent increase in sales … Just for this particular device that is right in front of me,”
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