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Summary

  • The majority of respondents have never thought about purchasing their own e-scooter (65%), this has risen by 10 percentage points since wave one (55%)
  • Fewer respondents would like to try riding a rental e-scooter in wave two compared to wave one (10% and 17%, respectively)
  • Half of those who selected ‘other’ said that they do not ever intend to use an e-scooter (50%), and just under half believe that e-scooters are dangerous and illegal (45%)

Which of the following statements best describe you?

This chart shows the use and purchasing intentions of e-scooters; 65% of respondents in wave two of the research have never thought about purchasing their own e-scooter, compared to 55% in wave one.; 15% of respondents are using rental e-scooters as part of the Portsmouth trial; 10% of respondents in wave two want to try riding a rental e-scooter as part of the Portsmouth trial, compared to 17% in wave one; 8% of respondents in wave two have thought about purchasing their own e-scooter but have not decided yet, compared to 11% in wave one; 8% of respondents in wave two have thought about purchasing their own e-scooter but have decided not to purchase one, compared to 7% in wave one; 1% of respondents in both wave one and wave two are planning to purchase their own e-scooter; 1% of respondents in wave two have access to the use of someone else’s private e-scooter; 11% of respondents in wave two selected ‘other’.

Base: Wave one (2344) | Wave two (2923)

Further comments

This table shows the comments made by those who selected ‘other’ regarding their use and purchasing intentions
50% do not intend to use e-scooters and 45% believe they are dangerous, illegal or unsafe.
17% would rather use other forms of transport and 11% feel that e-scooter should be banned.
9% feel that an e-scooter is inappropriate for their personal circumstance, 2% said e-scooters are too expensive and 14% had other comments.

Base: 292

wdt_ID Other comments %