You mean electric? They are popular with commuters, tourists. Most people seem to go with renting them around here as then don't have to carry them indoors, just dump them on the street for the next customer.
I tried owning an electric bike but I gave up with them, not perfect. I do own an electric skateboard but probably giving up on that as its too scary , I did think of electric scooter but when I looked at the cost for the number of times I'd use one its better to rent.
I only bike, walk, train myself, with the odd bit of taxi and it saves me a lot of $$$
And back to the point - items you use seldom are better rented than bought. An electric chainsaw, you'd have to be a person who uses one many times a year to justify buying one, usually trade favours with someone else, borrow one for infrequent use.