e-scoot·​er ˈē-ˌskü-tər How to pronounce e-scooter (audio)
plural e-scooters
: a scooter propelled by an electric motor : electric scooter
The rise of shared e-scooters is just one of several recent tech-powered experiments in urban mobility.Kevin Roose
The report's authors said that the mood has shifted among e-scooter users. Last year's survey found that over 40% used e-scooters for fun whereas this year that number is 30% with increasing numbers of people using the vehicles for specific purposes, like commuting or travelling to social events.Jonathan Keane

Examples of e-scooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two people were seen near the museum riding e-scooters at about the time of the robbery, police told the museum. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 8 May 2024 Custom Robotics is preparing to launch a rugged off-road e-scooter called the Panzer. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 29 Mar. 2024 Reports of vehicle thefts surged from 81 in 2021 to 307 the following year, with the majority of thefts being e-scooters and e-bikes. Salvador Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 27 Mar. 2024 Why not try parking your gas-wasting car for short trips and ride-share, borrow or buy an eBike, e-scooter or street-legal electric golf cart. Edward Humes, The Mercury News, 23 Mar. 2024 This e-scooter performs well in variable weather, too. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 9 Feb. 2024 Uber next plans to add the effects of using e-bikes, e-scooters, and UberX Share rides booked on the app, according to Axios. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 In 2022, Diaz died in an e-scooter accident, leaving Reyna to continue solo. Taylor Mims, Billboard, 5 Mar. 2024 San Diego was on the early front line of the e-scooter war because of our year-round temperate climate and our ranking as a top tourist destination. Barbara Bry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Feb. 2024

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Word History


e- entry 2 + scooter

First Known Use

1999, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of e-scooter was in 1999

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“E-scooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-scooter. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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