When and Who Invented Scooters

Scooters are a fairly new invention. They have been around for nearly 100 years but they became more popular over the last few decades. Scooters are also known as electric scooters or motorized scooters. Basically, they’re self-balancing, two-wheeled vehicles that can go 20 to 30 miles per hour with little effort on the part of the rider. Let’s take a look at when and who invented scooters.

When Was the Scooter Invented?

The first scooter was invented in the early 1900s by an American named C.H. Fish. He called his invention the Autoped. It had a gas engine and could reach speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. The Autoped was very popular during the 1910s and 1920s, but it fell out of favor when cars became more prevalent.

lime scooter body

Who Invented the Modern Scooter?

The modern scooter was invented in the 1970s by an Italian company called Innocenti. The first scooter they produced was called the Lambretta. It had a small two-stroke engine and could reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour. The Lambretta was very popular in Europe and quickly became a symbol of Italian culture.

In the 1980s, another Italian company, Piaggio, introduced the Vespa scooter. The Vespa was even more popular than the Lambretta [1] and is still considered one of the most iconic scooters today.

Who Invented the Kick Scooter?

The first kick scooter was invented in the early 1990s by a Swiss company called Micro Mobility Systems. The original model was called the Micro Kickboard and it was made from aluminum. It quickly became popular with kids and adults alike.

Which Country Made the Scooter?

While scooters were invented in America and Italy, they are now manufactured all over the world. China is the largest producer of scooters, followed by India. Scooters are also popular in Europe, Latin America, and Southeast Asia.

Why Was the Scooter Invented?

Scooters were originally invented as a means of personal transportation. They are an efficient and eco-friendly way to get around, and they’re also fun to ride.  Today, scooters are still primarily used for transportation, but they’re also popular as a recreational activity.

How Do Scooters Work?

Scooters work by using a combination of battery power and human body weight. When you lean forward, the scooter will move forward. To slow down or stop, simply lean back. This simple design makes scooters easy to ride and very maneuverable.

Shino scooter handle

Are Scooters Safe?

Scooters are generally safe, but there is always a risk of injury when riding any type of vehicle. Be sure to wear a helmet and follow all safety guidelines when riding a scooter.

Who Can Ride a Scooter?

Most scooters are designed for people ages eight and up. However, there are also scooters available for younger children. Always consult the manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure that a scooter is appropriate for your child’s age and size.


Scooters are a great way to get around, whether you’re running errands or just out for a leisurely ride. With a little bit of practice, anyone can master the art of riding a scooter. So get out there and enjoy the wind in your hair.


Lucas Travis
Lucas Travis
Lucas is far from your regular skater boy—he is knowledgeable beyond riding basics and tricks; he knows the technicalities and specifics of every type of modern skateboards, bikes, and scooters. His passion for skateboarding inspired him to bring together a team of skateboard-lovers and experts to test new and popular models and come up with recommendations that will help every skateboard, bike or scooter enthusiasts like them.
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