Author: Siddhi Uday Shirke

Introduction:
•A scooter or motor scooter is a motorcycle with a step-through frame and a platform for the rider’s feet. Elements of scooter design were present in some of the earliest motorcycles, and scooters have been made since at least 1914.
•Scooter as a motorcycle that has a platform for the operator’s feet or has integrated footrests and has step-through architecture.
•Traditionally, scooter wheels are smaller than conventional motorcycle wheels and are made of pressed steel or cast aluminum alloy, bolt on easily, and often are interchangeable between front and rear. Some scooters carry a spare wheel. Many recent scooters use conventional front forks with the front axle fastened at both ends.
•Scooters are popular for personal transportation partly due to being more affordable, easier to operate, and more convenient to park and store than a car. Licensing requirements for scooters are easier and cheaper than for cars in most parts of the world, and insurance is usually cheaper.
•There is multiple Scooter brands available in the market today out of which below four brands have been considered for the comparison.
1. TVS Jupiter
2. Suzuki Access 125
3. Honda Activa 125
4. Honda Dio
5. Honda Activa 6G

Objective:
To compare five Scooters brands using one-way ANOVA technique.

Views & Reviews:
Consumer Buying Behavior towards Two-Wheeler Scooters segment has identified the factors influencing the consumer buying behavior such as performance, quality & design, mileage, price and storage space. Apart from these factors, consumers are also influenced by comfort, easy handling, necessity, driving security and time saving. Today, the two-wheeler customers are very much concerned about the performance and quality of the scooters they plan to purchase than any other features.

Shared mobility services, such as bike sharing, ride sourcing, or moped sharing, are influencing travel behavior, mobility patterns, and modal shift and competing with more traditional modes of transportation. According to NASEM, the adoption of these services is having some implications for the overall transportation system, e.g., shared mobility options may substantially complement public transit, enhancing sustainable urban mobility. Furthermore, moped sharing can increase the efficiency of vehicle use, since private mopeds and motorcycles stand idle most of the time.

Data Collection:
35 Students have been surveyed by creating a Google Form and requesting them to rate the Scooty brands. Rating was on Linear Scale (1 to 10 scale). The response data was then exported in Excel and further analysis were carried out. Using Excel’s Data Analysis with Single Factor Anova tool, below analysis were recorded.

Data Analysis:
Anova: Single Factor

SUMMARY
Groups Count Sum Average Variance
9 34 276 8. 1176 2.0463
10 34 282 8.2941 1.3048
9 34 288 8.4706 2.1961
8 34 264 7.7647 2.3672
9 34 279 8.2059 2.1684

ANOVA
Source of Variation SS df MS F P-value F crit
Between Groups 9.318 4 2.329 1.155 0.333 2.426
Within Groups 332.735 165 2.017
Total 342.053 169

Conclusion:
From the data analysis, we can conclude that in case of Scooty brands, calculated F value 1.155 which is less than tabulated F 2.42, so Accept null hypothesis and Reject alternate hypothesis.
Alternatively as P-value is less than 0.05, i.e., 0.33, So reject Null Hypothesis and accept Alternate Hypothesis.

Reference:
Link- A. Martin Jayaraj (2017), “A study on consumer behavior towards two wheeler dealers in Coimbatore district ”,IJMRR/April 2017/Volume 7/Issue 4/Article No-3/418-423, http:// ijmrr.com/admin/upload data/journal_Martin%20%203.pdf

Aguilera-García, Á., Gomez, J., Sobrino, N., & Vinagre Díaz, J. J. (2021). Moped scooter sharing: Citizens’ perceptions, users’ behavior, and implications for urban mobility. Sustainability, 13(12), 6886. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su13126886