UPDATE [6 Aug 2019]: The PMD safety certification deadline has been moved forward to July 2020. All non-UL2272 certified devices will be auto-deregistered and cannot be used in public after July 2020. Users can continue to ride only UL2272 certified PMDs beyond the July 2020 deadline.
If you’ve been contemplating using an e-scooter to get around on the daily, look no further! Whether you are planning to travel long distances or simply for your first and last-mile commute, riding an e-scooter is an extremely convenient and cost-effective option. The Segway-Ninebot MAX is a great option if you want to maximise your commute experience and get the most bang for your buck.
Here are 6 reasons why you should commute with the Segway-Ninebot MAX:
1. Save money on transportation
You probably never think twice about paying $2 for your bus and train fare because, well, it’s 2 bucks. But have you ever stopped to think about how much it costs you in the long run? We’ve done the math for you.
Say you take the bus 5 days a week to and from work. Bus fares can go up to $2.60 per trip, so if you were to take a bus to work from Monday to Friday for a whole year, you would’ve spent $676 in total.
Conversely, if you were to get a Segway-Ninebot MAX at $1099 and use it for 3 years, you’ll spend a total of $366 a year. That’s about half the cost of taking a bus!
2. Save time waiting for the bus and ride off with an e-scooter
Speaking of public transport, riding an e-scooter in Singapore is a great solution for one of the greatest problems that come with riding public transport – running after a narrowly missed bus or train.
It can be a pain when you think you’re on time for school or work but end up being late because you spent an additional 15 minutes waiting for the next bus. Or when you’re in a rush and the train doors close on you as you are sprinting towards it.
With an e-scooter, you don’t have to worry about missing your next bus or train again! Also, you can escape the morning jam on your way to the office as you ride your e-scooter on the sidewalk and reach work right on time.
No more road rage when you can escape traffic congestion on your e-scooter.
Additionally, if you were to ride through park connectors, you can even go up to a maximum speed of 25km/h on your Segway Ninebot MAX, saving you so much travel time.
3. LTA approved scooters like the Segway Ninebot MAX can be brought onto public transport
If you forget to charge your e-scooter and it runs out of battery or you face a technical issue with your e-scooter, fret not! With its one-step folding system, you can fold up your Ninebot MAX and roll it into the bus or MRT. It can even fit comfortably into a car boot if you have to rush off in a taxi.
4. The Segway-Ninebot MAX can last up to 3 days per charge
It’s important to get an e-scooter that can go for long distances per charge. It’s so much more convenient when you don’t have to charge it every day. With an e-scooter that has a short battery life, not only do you risk not being able to use your e-scooter when it runs out of battery, you also have to constantly remember to charge it.
Getting an e-scooter with longer battery life like the Ninebot MAX will save a bulk of your time. In fact, the Segway Ninebot MAX can go up to 65km per charge.
Let’s break it down. If you use your e-scooter for an hour to and from work or school every day, you will use it for a total of 2 hours each day.
Given that you’re on a public path where the speed limit set by LTA for PMDs is 10km/h, you can travel up to 20km each day.
So with the Segway Ninebot MAX, you can use it for a little more than 3 days without charging!
That means you only need to charge it at least twice a week. How convenient is that?
5. Using an e-scooter is environmentally friendly
Riding the Segway Ninebot MAX is a great eco-friendly alternative to driving a car. E-scooters consume less energy compared to cars and don’t require petrol which, as we all know, contributes greatly to air pollution.
Riding an e-scooter requires more physical activity than taking a bus, train or car. Not only will buying an e-scooter give you a reason to go out and get active, but it is also an eco-friendly alternative as well. By choosing an e-scooter, you are reducing your contribution to air pollution and carbon footprint.
There are a lot of benefits that come with using an e-scooter for the everyday commute, and it is also an option that is friendly to the environment and more importantly, your wallet! Riding an e-scooter is the perfect choice for those who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and want to save money.