The traffic in Metro Manila is getting worse by the day. As much as we love four-wheeled vehicles, we can’t deny that cars are largely to blame for the gridlock. And the more time we spend stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, the more that alternative modes of transportation become tempting.
In this video, we raced an electric kick scooter against a car from Burgos Circle in Taguig to our office on Pioneer Street in Mandaluyong. Spoiler alert: The scooter wins. But then, you already knew that. While the car was stuck behind a truck for ages, the scooter was able to maneuver around and in between the surrounding vehicles to reach our office in little time.
What we did learn from this challenge, though, is that owning an electric scooter over a car saves you more than just time. Sure, you spend no time looking for parking when you own one (you can just carry it with you), but the cost of ownership is something we honestly didn’t consider at first.
To learn more about what it’s like to ride and own an electric kick scooter, click play on the video above and enjoy.