Electric Scooters: Certified 100% Fit For Royalty

Daniel Foley
Written By: Daniel Foley
Updated on: 4/23/2024
Published on: 10/20/2023

It seems as though everywhere you look, there’s an e-scooter. The genius devices are quickly taking over public roads and providing people everywhere with a stress-free way to travel.

Commuters love them, students cruise around their campuses, and even some senior citizens regularly hop on scooters.

The popularity of electric scooters doesn’t end there, though, because even the British Royal Family is discovering the sheer joys of cruising around freely.

Prince William has officially traded in his motorbike for a new e-scooter, in a move that many believe is in support of the environment.

With their eco-friendly benefits and affordability, Wills is the latest to jump on the bandwagon and reap the rewards of e-scooter ownership.

A positive transition

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He’s known for his love of motorbikes, speaking about them regularly in interviews - but it seems the future King of England had a change of heart in July 2023.

Initial reports suggested he’d invested in a 10-mile scooter to help him navigate the gigantic estate he resides on, which spans over 650 acres.

The Prince set up home at the prestigious Adelaide Cottage, around two to three miles from Windsor Castle, where father King Charles III regularly resides.

With his new e-scooter, William can easily travel to see family members and attend meetings without walking or using a motorcycle, making it a practical - and sustainable solution.

The once motorcycle-mad Prince even rode in a 2008 charity race and was seen cruising through London the evening before his wedding. However, with environmental concerns at the forefront of society, Wills seems to have left his bike in the past.

While privately owned e-scooters aren’t yet legal for public roads in the UK, the Prince has a vast estate to cruise on, and 10 miles of range means he can stop for afternoon tea at Windsor Castle whenever he feels like it!

The ‘Prince Mobile’ is a positive step for the family

Although Prince William isn’t as passionate about the environment as his father, King Charles III, he’s making positive changes to demonstrate his commitment to sustainability.

Numerous studies - including research from Fraunhofer ISI - have highlighted how e-scooters can reduce city pollution and congestion.

However, the main environmental issue surrounding shared e-scooters is their shorter lifespan.

While the USA and many other countries have addressed this by legalizing privately owned scooters, the UK has yet to follow suit.

Perhaps the attitudes of the Royal Family will influence decision-makers and let people in the UK without massive estates enjoy private e-scooters in the future.

Even the Queen once had her very own EV, a unique electric buggy, dubbed affectionately as the Queen Mobile, which helped her navigate her estate.

E-scooters are the perfect Autumn and Winter travel companions

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Luckily, people in the US and many other countries can enjoy private e-scooters for work or their general travel needs. As we approach the colder months, investing in an electric scooter can help you battle those chilly commutes and avoid public transport.

With their unparalleled convenience and portability, scooters are changing how people travel, and Unagi is proud to be at the forefront of commuter e-scooters.

Our sleek Model One Voyager offers 25 miles of range and 20 mph and an ultra-speedy 80% charge time of just two hours.

With the Unagi All-Access Subscription, you can get one of the highest-rated commuter scooters, insurance, and regular services for just $69 a month.

We can’t wait to see what happens with e-scooters next. Who knows? Maybe Biden will get himself one to enhance his commitment to sustainability.



Daniel Foley
Daniel Foley

Daniel tests all the latest e-scooters and currently enjoys the Unagi Voyager as a daily driver for it's light weight, good range, and stylish look.

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