electric scooter


plural electric scooters
: a scooter propelled by an electric motor
The portable electric scooter is designed for adults and can travel 20 miles on one charge.Terry Gardner
Electric scooters, which can be rented on an app, have become the latest entrant in the burgeoning urban hipster transportation market.Ryan Teague Beckwith

called also e-scooter

Examples of electric scooter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mayor Cavalier Johnson and the city's Department of Public Works announced electric scooters have officially returned to Milwaukee streets during an event at the City Hall Rotunda on Monday. Alex Groth, Journal Sentinel, 21 May 2024 The first city planners could not have anticipated Uber vehicles, let alone Amazon deliveries or commuters on electric scooters. New York Times, 13 May 2024 The lightweight electric scooter stands out for its elegant design, too. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 9 Feb. 2024 The electric scooters Bird sprinkled throughout cities had to be purchased, charged, and repaired (according to one analysis, the early scooters that Bird purchased lasted less than 30 days on average). Jason Del Rey, Fortune, 25 Jan. 2024 When the paved sidewalks were originally being installed in the 1930s, over 70 years after the first section of the park opened to the public, there were no electric scooters, Citi Bikes or people getting in and out of Ubers. Anna Kodé, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 Like many electric scooters, this was super easy to assemble. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 India’s Ola Electric, which makes two-wheeled electric scooters, filed in late December a draft prospectus for a public listing, seeking to raise about $662 million. Megha Mandavia, WSJ, 31 Dec. 2023 Cali Vibes promotes public transit use by offering attendees free or discounted rides through a partnership with L.A. Metro and electric scooter company Bird. Katie Bain, Billboard, 29 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electric scooter was in 1920

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“Electric scooter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electric%20scooter. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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