A New Mode of Transportation

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Sep 17 2018

For those who need to go quickly from one side of a sprawling college campus to the other, a traditional ride-sharing service just won’t cut it. Likewise, for someone who hops off a bus and has only six or seven blocks remaining in their commute, a taxi isn’t convenient. Enter the latest trend in last-mile mobility: scooter-sharing.

Segway is pleased to participate in this urban transportation revolution by supplying industry-leading, stylish, economical, and environmentally-friendly “Powered by Segway” scooters to the new scooter-share industry.

Scooter-Share Companies Expand Rapidly

Bird utilizes KickScooters Powered by Segway to make urban and campus transportation in the United States affordable for the average commuter. The company was created by a former Uber and Lyft executive who realized traditional ride-sharing services didn't necessarily have a positive impact on traffic congestion or carbon emissions. Since the company’s launch in Santa Monica last September, Bird has provided thousands of individuals a convenient solution in last-mile mobility. In March of this year, TechCrunch reported Bird raised as much as $100 million on a $300 million valuation.

New Features for Safety and Durability

The KickScooters Powered by Segway weigh between 30 and 40 pounds. They reach speeds of about 15 mph and can travel up to 35 miles on a single charge. The KickScooters have enhanced night-lights on both the front and back of the scooter anda light to flash below the deck—these lights make the scooter highly visible. Additionally, the scooters have a brake on both the front and rear wheels. This combination of materials and safety features makes for a robust scooter.

Affordability and Convenience Drive Growth

The “last-mile” transportation space is growing as users have embraced the scooter-share option with great enthusiasm. There’s been nothing short of an explosion in bike-share and scooter-share popularity.

The economics of scooter sharing are eye-opening—in fact, in many ways scooter sharing is more affordable and convenient than alternatives like Uber and Lyft. According to CNN Tech, an average scooter ride costs a minimum of $1, and then 15 cents for each minute of riding. With this kind of pricing, an individual’s last-mile commute could cost as little as $2, compared to the $5 or $10 charge of a taxi ride.

As the industry leader in electric personal mobility, Segway is proud to supply Powered by Segway scooters for companies and is expanding its footprint in the last-mile mobility market.

Learn more today by visiting Segway.com.

 

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For those who need to go quickly from one side of a sprawling college campus to the other, a traditional ride-sharing service just won’t cut it. Likewise, for someone who hops off a bus and has only six or seven blocks remaining in their commute, a taxi isn’t convenient. Enter the latest trend in last-mile mobility: scooter-sharing." data-share-imageurl="">