Why is it better to buy your own electric scooter instead of renting one?
Updated: Jun 8
The number of electric scooters, both rental and the ones owned by private users increases every day.
With the increase in the number of electric scooters, it increases the need to distinguish. Users are increasingly looking for a different and more stylish product, which becomes an opportunity for the manufacturers of electric scooters. Even so, the main dilemma that users have is whether to get their own electric scooter or continue renting those for shared use.
In order to make the final decision, we propose several factors to reflect on and that will facilitate the election process.
The economic factor is very important when deciding whether to rent a shared electric scooter or get your own. Obviously, this factor depends a lot on how often the electric scooter is going to be used. Even so, let's suppose that the scooter is used daily, since the user uses it to get to and from work.
When renting an electric scooter, one must connect to the application and unblock it. To get to work and to get back afterwards you have to connect to the application twice and respectively, unblock the scooter twice. The most common rate is 1 euro for each unblocking and 15 cents for every minute. If you need 10 minutes to get to work and 10 to get back, this is about 3 euros for the total of 20 minutes, plus 2 euros for the two unblockings, which makes a total of 5 euros a day. If you work 20 days a month, the final price is 100 euros per month.
On the other hand, if you get your own scooter, the only additional expense you will have to make is for the battery charging, which will be at most about 4-5 euros per month. Therefore, after a couple of months the purchase of your own electric scooter is much more profitable than the daily rental of a shared scooter.
Both the electric scooter for rent and the owned one have the same characteristics in terms of comfort. The main design is practically the same, with the only difference that a chair or other accessories adapted to the characteristics of each model can be added only to the owned electric scooter.
On the other hand, the ease of transporting the electric scooter is a really important factor.
The shared-use scooter can be parked anywhere, without having to take it with you throughout the day, while the owned electric scooter must be transported to all the places you go. Even so, today the manufacturers of electric scooters create foldable and lighter models that can be transported and stored anywhere without any difficulty.
Another factor in terms of comfort, is the fact that shared-use scooters can accumulate in one place and on the contrary, they can be distributed in different parts of the city. In both cases it may turn out that neither of these scooters is near you, which is inconvenient in case you need to move quickly. This will not happen if you have your own electric scooter, as it will always be at your disposal.
Nobody likes to share and much less when it comes to a means of transport and especially when we are in a hurry. The owned electric scooter provides an exclusive use to its user and does not have to be shared with more people, neither has to be found in bad conditions due to misuse of another user.
Electric scooters for rent have a previously established design and cannot be modified or adjusted on the base of user's needs. On the other hand, the owned electric scooter allows its user to choose between different colors and models, some heavier, others lighter, some with larger wheels, other with smaller ones, some with disc brakes, others with foot brake, etc.
In addition, there are models which the users can modify and adapt the ambient lights to their liking, such as the models of Joyor A Series.
Joyor Electric Scooter is the company that drives the new electric mobility concept in Europe by bringing to the market the widest range of electric scooters for any taste or need. Joyor is an electric and foldable scooter designed for personal transportation and leisure. Fast, durable, solid, safe and easy to ride, Joyor is designed in the Netherlands. With Joyor Scooter you can enjoy revolutionary transport made to offer a unique experience at an irresistible price.