As everyone knows, mobility and air pollution are closely linked. We can even say that one is the consequence of the other, since (thermal!) mobility is now one of the top three causes of air pollution in France.
At R-PUR, we have been protecting you from air pollution since 2015. But we also strongly encourage every initiative to reduce it. Electric mobility is one of them.
This is why we decided to test one of the latest solutions developed in electric mobility: the Brumaire electric scooter.
Electric or thermal? The impact of thermal vehicles
vehicles on air pollution.
The market for electric scooters is booming, and this is no coincidence.
Whether you opt for an electric scooter for its driving comfort and for the purchase subsidies or because you are ecologically aware, riding an electric scooter is good for the planet.
Air qualitý is a major contemporary issue, and the transport industry plays an important role in it. It is now estimated that road traffic now accounts for more than half of nitrogen oxide emissions, nearly 20% of PM10 and PM2.5 particulate emissions, nearly 10% of non-methane volatile organic compound emissions, and finally a third of direct greenhouse gas emissions.
If your vehicle of choice is a motorbike or scooter, you should know that its thermal version is among the most polluting vehicles on the road. Despité its small size, it is far more polluting than a car (up to 10 times more, cf. Le Monde, 2019).
The electric, an economic choice.
The electric vehicle has the reputation of being much more expensive than a traditional (thermal) vehicle. As it becomes more widespread, is this still the case?
With a combustion scooter you have to worry about your chain or belt, the clutch, the lubricating oil, the oil change. Once you get to the garage, all these maintenance operations are expensive because of the complexity of the vehicle. An electric scooter, on the other hand, is much simpler.
Its driving part is composed of only 3 elements: a motor integrated in the wheel, an electronic controller and a battery. With that, you can already save a few bucks.
At the time of writing, the price of petrol is rising by 20%. Although the price of electricity has also been rising for the past 10 years at a rate of about one percent per year, riding an electric scooter is still much cheaper: a full tank of petrol costs about 10 euros for a range of about 100 km. For an electric scooter, the cost of recharging is €0.33 for the same range.
For a daily use of 30 km, the owner of a combustion scooter will spend 90 € per month or 1 080 € per year. If he switches to electric, this amount becomes 3 € per month, 36 € per year.
Finally, while we were browsing the Brumaire website, we discovered that there is not one, but up to three bonuses for the purchase of an electric scooter:
A bonus for all French residents of up to 600€.
A bonus for Parisian residents: an additional subsidy of €400.
For professionals and the self-employed: The Ile-de-France region supplements the national bonus up to 50% of the total price. For professionals, the Brumaire scooter costs €1,595 instead of €3,190.
Especially since the brand has the particularitý to advance the national bonus of 600€!
Brumaire: enter a new era.
We recently had the chance to test the Brumaire scooters, to our great pleasure.
The first thing we fell in love with was the super retro design. But we quickly realised that Brumaire has much more to offer!
Quality materials: the battery (60V) comes from Samsung, and the motor, made by the German Bosch, is 3000 Watts.
A top-of-the-range service: a dense network of 100 garages in France, an application that allows you to locate your scooter and the recharging stations nearbý. It also provides daily statistics to optimise your electricity consumption.
In terms of autonomy and battery: 90km of autonomy is guaranteed with the two removable batteries included in the sale price, and a recharge in only three hours is achievable with a classic electric socket (Practical!).
Plus: home delivery, free registration, and a two-year warranty for the engine and batteries.
Design and customisation: a choice of four colours: green, grey, beige and blue and two seat colours (beige, black)
Who is behind Brumaire?
Brumaire's magic is at work in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. The brand was founded by two childhood friends, Émile Sau