02. August 2019

How the E-Scooter Hype can help with vehicle transfers

They are fast, handy and can now be found in almost all cities - e-scooters. While the electric scooters did not pay for themselves in the past due to the weak batteries for a widespread use, since this year they are fully in trend and convince with long ranges and easy handling. Sharing services, i.e. the short-term rental of electric scooters, are particularly popular. The principle is simple: An app that you have to download beforehand is the starting point for the whole thing. It gives you an overview of available scooters in the vicinity and also shows the user information such as battery status, the model or even the calories consumed. Once you have decided on a scooter, you start your ride after a short setup and then pay per minute plus a flat rate. In addition to the simple operation, the main advantage is that you can park the scooter at almost any location and thus enjoy a high degree of flexibility.

Man driving on an E-Scooter

E-scooters are currently experiencing a great upswing, which is why it is not surprising that the number of providers is constantly growing. They compete for the favour of users and attract with ever better offers, which on the one hand creates competition, but on the other hand makes the choice of the right provider extremely difficult. At the moment there are four large providers nationwide who all want to get their scooters under people's feet with different extras. The largest of them: Lime. The bright green scooters can already be seen from a distance and also the field of application and the scope of services is the largest here. If most providers offer a rental only in the city center, the big advantage of the US provider lies in its large radius, which is especially pleasing to those who live or work outside the city. In addition to pure driving, the company also offers gimmicks such as a calorie meter or route planning. But the competition is catching up. Suppliers such as Tier, Circ or the Swedish supplier Voi all offer the same services at a similar level. What is noticeable is that there is no price war between the companies. Scanning the QR code, activating it manually or via app - all providers charge 1€ for activation and 15 cents per minute. It is clear that you pay for the fun factor and the high flexibility. Whether the price is worth it, everyone has to decide for themselves, but one should try out the e-scooters in any case.

Man on an E-Scooter in the evening

E-scooters for vehicle transfer or for pick-up and delivery service:

The great popularity of electric scooters is currently mainly due to the fun factor. Getting from A to B without any effort and with fun attracts the experimental scooter enthusiast. In addition, electric mobility in the form of electric scooters also has great untapped potential. Pick-up and delivery services, delivery services or vehicle transfers are optimal customers, as the distances are often short and the routes can be covered without intermediate loading. Travellers or users of a rental car often have the problem of finding a suitable means of transport to or from the station and thus often have to resort to expensive taxis or public transport. This costs nerves and above all money. For the connection between public transport and rental car stations, scooters could be real time savers. Once you have arrived in a city, it is very easy to get on the scooter, which then takes you to the next station without any problems. As the handy scooters can be folded down and parked virtually anywhere, the journey does not have to end at the station - they can be stowed handy and used at the point of arrival for the rest of the way. In addition to advantages for travellers, this type of use also offers advantages for vehicle transfer companies or a collection and delivery service.
If a vehicle transferor has to transfer vehicles from A to B, this often requires two workers or costs for the return journey. These costs are not directly related to the order, but are unavoidable for completion. Also here cost savings are possible and meaningful by the use of an E-Roller. The employee loads a scooter into the car to be transferred, delivers the vehicle and then drives back completely relaxed with electrical support. In this way, the vehicle transfer could be made much more efficient and simpler.

Man transporting a car from A to B

Whether as an amusement ride, as a companion to work or as a service provider for a pick-up and delivery service, e-scooters are on everyone's lips at the moment. Whether you need them or not, everyone has to decide for themselves, but it should always be worth a try.