After the World War 2 scooter boom, scooters have starred on the silver screen. The film Roman Holiday, released in 1953, is one of the most famous example of a Vespa scooter used as transport for a princess in Rome. It is believed that the film resulted in tens of thousands of sales for the Vespa scooters following the film’s release. Some films, like Absolute Beginners and Quadrophenia, embraced the association of ‘youth culture’ with the scooter. The latter, the most famous and arguably inspirational with regards to its impact on the Mod Revival movement.
In 2003, the hugely popular Razor brand added an electric motor. The real tale of the modern electric scooter begins after 2009. It started when the Lithium-ion battery technology became refined enough to integrate into small vehicles like scooters. These electric scooters could be charged at home.
Scooters are popular for personal transportation partly due to being more affordable, easier to operate, and more convenient to park. It is definitely an exciting way to cruise around your neighbourhood.