Are scooters green? Are their carbon emission claims valid?
A new paper by researchers at North Carolina State University was just published that aimed to answer this question.
The result was a flurry of (and clickbait-y) media articles proclaiming scooters to be not much better than automobiles in terms of carbon emissions.
Yet the actual findings of the study were much more modest than the grandiose claims made both by the study’s author’s and repeated by media outlets without much critical analysis.