People will tell you that the price of fuel and gas has always fluctuated, and this is certainly true. There was a scarcity in the ‘70s that resulted in families carefully tracking their mileage versus fuel prices. As the petrochemical industry was flooded with cheap fuel in the late ‘70s, big cars with large engines made a distinct comeback, and the roads filled once more with gas guzzlers.
Fast forward to the 21st century, and it has become clearer than ever that we need to act globally in order to reduce greenhouse gases, reduce our carbon footprint, and generally use less of the planet’s resources in our day-to-day lives. Gas guzzling vehicles are a prime example of the technology of the 20th century contributing to our global environmental problems. In most Western nations, where owning a car is regarded as a status symbol, the roads are not only congested, but the air is polluted with greenhouse gases that make our planet warmer and affect delicate ecosystems. So, what can we do to prevent it?
Reducing Your Fuel Costs and Your Impact on the Environment
Though climate change science is complex and we need to do more than simply switch vehicles, it is now time to look at how we commute. Traditionally, large cars have been popular in countries like the US and Australia due to the large distances between cities that must be travelled quickly. As environmental impact becomes more apparent, it is time for governments to look at more efficient intercity public transport solutions, and for us to consider making the switch to electric vehicles and smaller and more fuel efficient vehicles.
We need not wait for technology to catch up when it comes to choosing a fuel efficient vehicle, because the scooter has been around for many years now and provides us with several advantages:
- Fuel economy: Unencumbered, most of the classic Vespa scooters weigh approximately 300 pounds in total. This means that the engine doesn’t need to be extremely powerful in order to operate the Vespa at optimal speeds. It also means that the Vespa is far more fuel efficient and will save you money. You can find a Vespa for sale at many dealerships, including online dealers like Wheels Motorcycles.
- Eco-friendly: Since a scooter uses less fuel, it saves on using finite fossil resources and also saves you money every week.
- Easy parking: Due to the small size of scooters, they are easily parked.
- Congestion and road impact: More scooters on our roads and moving through our cities means less traffic congestion because they take up far less space. Because they are lightweight, they are also easier on the surface of our roads.
Buying a Scooter
If you think that you need to visit eBay and find a vintage Vespa, you might want to think again. There are a wide range of Vespa scooters for sale at online stores, including Wheels Motorcycles, to suit just about every need and taste.