Bicycles lose out as Russians turn to e-scooters

MOSCOW, Russia – By no means was 2021 an easy year in Russia. Late and scarce deliveries, lack of components for OEMs, high inflation and overall uncertainty, made it a year of surprises. On the other hand, Russian authorities didn’t introduce strict lockdowns, and people didn’t travel abroad much, so they spent money locally. But not everybody got hold of a new bicycle.
Due to their price, ease of use, and ability to take on public transport, e-scooters are popular in Russia. – Photo Shutterstock