How renting an eScooter can save you time and money on transport?
Posted 13th December 2019. Category: General.
Renting an electric scooter from WalkSmart starts at $80 per month for the popular Xiaomi M365 electric scooter. The Xiaomi M365 is capable of going 25km an hour with a 30km maximum range. $80 per month equals approximately $18 per week. Depending on your commute, there is a good chance you can swap a bus or train commute with an eScooter ride! If this is the case, you could save up to $8 per day, or $40 per week.
Electric scooters have become a popular form of travel for the city; they are often faster and easier than current public transport options - this is due to a few main reasons:
1. Electric scooters allow for flexibility - no longer wait for the bus or train to arrive - with an eScooter - depart anytime!
2. Save time walking between destinations - walking down into a train station or to a bus stop takes time, time in which eScooters almost eliminate. With an electric scooter, you can ride 100% of the way, straight into your office or home.
3. eScooters are not significantly affected by foot or road traffic. eScooters are mobile enough to safely and confidently weave in and out of busy areas - much easier than bikes, in comparison. Yet, you can ride electric scooters in bus lanes, on the road, or the footpaths*. Commutes who catch a bus which travels in heavy traffic will greatly benefit from the time savings from riding an eScooter on the same route.
4. Electric scooters can be used in conjunction with existing public transport. Electric scooters are now compact enough to carry comfortably on buses, ferries and trains. Even when you arrive to work, they are easier to leave under your desk, or in a locker!
Electric Scooters are gaining popularity for good reason, commuters have been able to save time and money getting around - but the question is; 'should I rent or buy an electric scooter?'. As mentioned above, eScooters start at about $600, and go up quickly from there. But often what most people don't factor in accurately are the servicing, repairs and maintenance costs that need to be done on an eScooter, especially if it is being used for commuting! This was the basis for our WalkSmart FlexiRental offering - providing the right value to customers. Traditionally, electric scooters were only available online - and many models struggled to last more than a few months of constant use. In recent years, significant development by manufacturers has made certain models a lot more viable for commuting than what was previously available on the market. However, being a vehicle, even the best eScooters still require regular maintenance and servicing to keep them functional.
WalkSmart's FlexiRental offering includes all additional costs, so the customer is worry-free at their rental price. Maintenance, servicing and accidental incidents are all covered! The FlexiRental swap-and-go model means you can switch and try different electric scooters as you wish. Visit our store to learn more!
WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.