young man travelling through Brisbane on an electric scooter

Sustainability is Everyone’s Responsibility

Have you ever wondered what this trending word ‘sustainability’ really means? It has been tossed around a lot in recent years, but why is it important and what should we do about it?

The word ‘sustainable’ basically means capable of enduring – lasting the test of time – but when we talk about sustainability, we refer to the enduring nature of humanity on earth. The depletion of the earth’s resources so that there is less available for future generations or living in a manner that is “sustainable” for those generations.

Humans have existed on earth for thousands of years, but ever-increasing populations, the industrial age and the push towards a more disposable society in the west have left people wondering if there will even be a world for the next generation, let alone many to come. It is up to us to make sure there is.

Various world governments are changing policy to protect the environment. Policies like subsidies for greener energy, replacing diesel busses with electric busses, and taxing pollution. It isn’t just the responsibility of our governments, though. We all need to do our bit.

Here are some of the many ways that each of us can help:

1. Leave the car at home. Take public transport, carpool, walk or use an electric bike or electric scooter. Consider electric transportation.

2. Choose renewable energy. Electricity companies often have a renewable energy option when you sign up. At home you can also install solar panels, solar hot water, and solar lighting.

3. Turn things off. Lights, appliances and other unnecessary electronics.

4. Reuse and recycle. Remember your reusable bags, wash out containers and refill them, and send things off to be recycled. Some places will even give you money for cans. Avoid plastic.

5. Ask yourself if you really need the latest model. If your phone is still working well, resist the temptation to throw it out and purchase the latest model. If your TV is fine, fight the desire to replace it with one that has a larger screen size. Let’s resist the “throw-away” mentality. This will conserve our finite resources.

6. Find out about the companies you are buying from. Support the companies that are doing their bit for sustainability.

At VAYA Electric Scooters and Electric Motorbikes, we believe in the importance of sustainability and are working hard with innovative technology to reduce fossil emissions. This is an area we are very passionate about and we’d love you to join us on this journey to create a cleaner earth for future generations to enjoy.

young couple drinking coffee at Brisbane cafe after riding VAYA Go Electric Scooters

VAYA Electric Scooters – The Quest for Freedom

At VAYA we understand that freedom is something human beings have craved for a long time and it has pushed man to create bigger and better modes of transport. Cars, trains, boats, aeroplanes… the list goes on.

The environment is now paying for our quest for freedom, but that doesn’t mean we have to give it up. We just need to be smarter. Ditch the car. Go clean. Go electric.

The VAYA GO Electric Scooter is powered by an electric motor to minimise its impact on the environment. It’s also a comfortable and easy ride. The VAYA Go’s streamlined design makes it super portable while still carrying up to 150 kg. It’s been designed with that age-old quest for freedom in mind. Freedom to go to the café or shops. Freedom to get to work or the train. Freedom to zip around campus.

One of our customers uses his VAYA Go to run errands around Queensland’s Gold Coast. He loves the way it folds up and fits nicely into his boot, and it means he doesn’t have to fight for parking in the CBD. He can park further out and zip around town on his scooter. “It’s just too easy,” he said.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the Vaya Go Electric Scooter here. Order online and your scooter will immediately be on its way to you. If you would like a test ride, pop into our showroom at 127 Redland Bay Rd, Capalaba QLD 4157 in Brisbane and say hi.

VAYA e-scooters a big hit at Local Government Association of Queensland Annual Conference in Cairns

November 2019

Even before the first shipment arrived Star 8 took its VAHA Scooter to showcase it to Queensland Mayors, CEOs Councillors and suppliers at the Annual LGAQ Conference at the Cairns Convention Centre. What a hit it was. Hundreds of persons stopped to get up close and personal to these machines taking private transport to a new level. Over 50 enthusiastic Executives, Exhibitors and Council Managers took the VAYA for a test ride in our indoor circuit and the smile on their faces said it all. They found it to be easier than they thought and loads of fun. Of Course Star 8 was also there to showcase its Integrated solar lighting and electric vehicle technology as well. The Conference was a great success and most were impressed with the comfort and ergonomics of the VAHA and because with its strip lighting and handlebar brake lights at looks very impressive.

VAYA e-scooter “First-mile last mile solution on trial at Engineers Conference”

If you want your product evaluated take it to a conference with 500 engineers and engineering suppliers. That’s what we did with our VAYA e-scooter which we made the prize in a lucky business card draw, Congratulations to Gary Murphy from The Isaac Regional Council who won the VAYA valued at $1000. No issues with the VAHA with feedback from a very large cross-section of male, female young and not so young engineers who wanted to learn more.

With so many Councils Strategic Transport Plans recognising the importance of emerging personal transport devices for that first mile last mile journey it wasn’t surprising that so many wanted to experience one for themselves. Not only is the VAYA e-scooter fun for recreation, but it is also a serious way to transport people in crowded cities where it makes more sense to use a scooter than an UBER or Taxi or BUS. Traffic congestion and limited and expensive parking in cities make the use of portable and collapsible e-scooters a serious consideration. This is evidenced worldwide with the rollout of Lime scooters and others and that is being embraced by Local Governments for not just tourism but environmental, convenience and common sense.