Electric Scooter Transportation On The Rise
By the end of 2017 the electric scooter market is expected to be valued at more than $8B with the market then jumping 3.9% to $12B by the end of 2027. Research and development (R&D) is being conducted in order to find the best hybrid scooter, and the most efficient way to charge the scooters, taking it from hours to minutes.
Charging stations producing a direct current need to be readily available, allowing scooters to be charged in less than an hour. Engineers are currently trying to find a way to provide direct current as opposed to alternating current being sourced from overhead grid lines. The nature of this project is eligible for R&D due to the experimentation relying on the engineering of these charging stations, and the increased performance of this transportation.
The sales of electric scooters made up 2% of the total number sold worldwide in 2015. In order for this to change these charging stations need to be readily available. With the help of R&D Tax Credits this can happen.
If you would like to check your eligibility for R&D, contact a Swanson Reed R&D Tax Advisor today.