More New Zealanders than ever are saying goodbye to high petrol prices, logjammed traffic and polluting cars and saying hello to electric scooters.
The number of scooters of all types registered in New Zealand has more than doubled in the past five years, from 7685 in 2003 to 17,738 at the start of this year.
Electric scooters are now being sold in Auckland and can get commuters from home to work for 10c a trip.
They don't even require a motorcycle licence - just a standard New Zealand driver's licence.
Robin Clendon, managing director of ElectroScoot NZ, said the battery-operated scooters travel at around 50km/h and can travel for 60km to 80km before needing to be recharged.
Mr Clendon imports the scooters from China and sells them from his Papatoetoe shop.
Electric scooters are available elsewhere in New Zealand from Kero, eTec, EVT, NZecobikes and the Scooter Bar.