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E-scooter market charges ahead but faces bumpy road

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Such a pity that e scooters have not been allowed to take off in Japan!

ive seen more e scooters in Vietnam than here. (Japan)

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Such a pity that e scooters have not been allowed to take off in Japan!

Agreed, I spent a weekend zipping around Christchurch on Lime's scooters recently and they made me grin for days. Could be carnage on J-roads though, drivers here have a rough time dealing with even normal scooters.

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Could be carnage on J-roads though

Just thinking of it makes me shudder

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One question: where are we supposed to ride them, on the road or pavement? I have great problems with cyclists here

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Such a pity that e scooters have not been allowed to take off in Japan!

only happen if the J gov can charge ridiculous licencing fees, scooters or even electric bikes, that can travel up to 50km on a single charge even further are available today. J government will never allow a cheap mode of transport that allow people to do away with trains , taxis and cars, just too many taxes and fees to be lost. Also considering most of them are made in China means manufacturing losses to J auto/bikes makers too.

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One question: where are we supposed to ride them, on the road or pavement? I have great problems with cyclists here

on the road, all bikes arnt allowed to ride on the footpaths anymore, even though it isnt readily policed yet.

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