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Ownership vs. Rideshare

Posted by Simon Caballero on

Pro Alloy These days in urban environments, there are plenty of vehicles, whether they are electric scooters or bikes, that operate through a ridesharing system. Although it seems convenient to just drop your MetroBike or Lime Scooter anywhere, it may not be the most practical for your lifestyle. Owning our folding electric scooter often makes more economic sense, which is just one of its many advantages.

Cost-wise

We understand--purchasing an Urb-e can seem like a huge expenditure. However, what you may not realize is if you’re using public ride sharing programs somewhat frequently, that cost is probably adding up. Having your own folding electric scooter would give you endless use, without any of the recurring fees. Just one purchase and you’re free to ride whenever you choose, for as long as you choose.

Personal Ownership

Yes, the thought of not being solely responsible for a scooter or bicycle seems nice, but consider the other people who also feel the same way. When you hop on a rideshare vehicle, you don’t really know the last place its been or who has used it before you. Eliminate that worry about germs in the back of your mind by investing in your own folding electric scooter. Now, you don’t have to think about all of the places your vehicle has been or all the people that have used it.

Portability

When you own a vehicle, you can take it wherever you like. Especially with a folding electric scooter, you can take it on the Metro, in stores, to work or to class. On the other hand, a rideshare vehicle has to be left at certain destinations that aren’t always the most convenient for your schedule. Bringing, or locking up your Urb-E, could makes a lot more sense for your travel needs. As you can see, ridesharing programs aren’t as great as they may seem. When it comes to commuting, travelling around the city, or just going for a joyride, riding your own Urb-E is much more advantageous.