Electric scooters may not be around for long…

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The Verge
The Verge - Před 6 měsíci
How do you feel about having scooters in your city/town?
John Vansteenkiste
John Vansteenkiste - Před 2 hodinami
they should not be for rent, only for sale, owners take much more care of their scooter, and there would be no overload of scooters lying around everywhere
ZeNex74 - Před 11 dny
illigal in London and they started stopping people and giving tickets and even points on the driving license... want it to change as would sole my commute after an hour train shorten the 15min walk to office
J.B. Laws
J.B. Laws - Před 14 dny
I love em . I own my own now . And it is great to have for short Rides 😊
Dylan De Jesus
Dylan De Jesus - Před 18 dny
Jordan Med I don’t like the Lime or the JUMP e-Bikes. I Like the E-Scooters Better.
Dylan De Jesus
Dylan De Jesus - Před 18 dny
Ben van Broekhuijsen This E-Scooter RideSharing Craze Will Not Be Over.
Wizard Jack
Wizard Jack - Před 16 hodinami
Your research is questionable when you mentioned a scooter costing 551ea. 2:02
djchloe29 - Před 22 hodinami
Bird Scooter was thrown at my parked car. Cities need to outlaw these things.
Rob M
Rob M - Před 3 dny
I personally blame the people. Yes it's corporate litter, but people are the users and fuel the business, as well as the outcome of the scooters' wear and tear over time. This is the problem with renting versus ownership. If someone had ownership of one of those scooters after saving up for it over time, there would be much more respect for it then to just beat the snot out of it and make it a potential hazard for another user.
Starwood Graham
Starwood Graham - Před 5 dny
Negative profitability didn't stop uber, lyft, and host of other tech companies to become multi-billion dollar companies. These companies have plan to be profitable in the future or they have exit plan. You can't always value tech companies (or any other companies for that matter) by it's current status of profitability.
THE SOUL - Před 6 dny
Disposable 💩-SCOOTERS 🛴💩🚮🗑️
David Nich
David Nich - Před 9 dny
I big man on e scooter, i dangerous powerful
Sio_n - Před 12 dny
Guys, this is just wrong. The title says "Electric scooters may not be around for long…". This video is talking about the rideshare companies and shareable electric scooters. What about personal electric scooters that you OWN. So that means that my electric scooter that I BOUGHT would just disappear and would not be there? Look, Segway-Ninebot wouldn't just disappear because their electric scooters wouldn't sell, they have more products like robotic delivery systems, robo-police, onewheels and other leisure products. So basically rideshare companies might disappear but the personal scooter market could and would stay. Moral of this story: the title should be fixed to "Electric scooter *rideshare companies* may not be around for long…".
Cris. Hernandez
Cris. Hernandez - Před 12 dny
The public is childish and a bunch of hypocritical babies
K R y P T e X S
K R y P T e X S - Před 13 dny
Yes it lasten more then 3 Months in sweden
Conservative Geek
Conservative Geek - Před 13 dny
An obvious solution would be to charge a liability deposit for each rider; then return said deposit minus the cost of use...
That way riders have the option to drop off & lock up @ designated areas per hour or take the scooter home for days at a different lower cost effective rate overall...
After inputting said policy there; would be less wear & tear from the elements & vandalism...
Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith - Před 14 dny
Of course it's California
TJC2 Cooper
TJC2 Cooper - Před 16 dny
They are so convenient!!!!
Amuria Iris
Amuria Iris - Před 19 dny
Buy your own Scooter. Use it properly, not where people walk...
Got mine in sale for 262 Euros (SkateFlash 2.0).
It gets to 40km/h.
Takes me around with ease and feels great to ride (I live in Portugal).
I lock mine in bike parkings with a bike lock.
Go like this and you will have no problem. Enjoy the freedom an Eletric scooter provides. Dont be a hater without even trying one by yourself ^-^
Comes night plug it for charging, no fuel problems. No parking problems.
Feels amazing to ride. Pure joy.
Felipe Mendez
Felipe Mendez - Před 20 dny
These dam things are all over down town ALBUQUERQUE. I would rather walk.
Asherlev Tan
Asherlev Tan - Před 20 dny
I dont think everything can last for a lonng time not unless we really take care of it. E Scooters and e bikes that we see on the streets are meant be broken due to the fact people uses it with no remorse so i guess cannot last for more than a year. This is a good research. What can you say about people who buy their own e scooters??
TheKlingis - Před 22 dny
I imagine the battery , esc and wheel hub to be the most expensive parts. Maby a scooter only lasts a month but then they pull the electronics and put it in a new shell, replace some wheel bearings and its good for another month.. the battery should easily last a few years .
d0nj03 - Před 22 dny
First of all, this is renting, not sharing. The sharing economy is made of services offered at cost or with no exchange of money (like BlaBlaCar). Where there's profit-making there is no sharing. Stop using the word "sharing" for pure and simple capitalist profit-making activities.
Secondly, it's scooter rental that may not be around for long, not scooters themselves. By the looks of it it will be economical and better for the environment if people get their own scooters and take care of them and make them last. And if they ride them more slowly and carefully, at close to pedestrian speeds, especially in busy urban environments.
Huszar Tony
Huszar Tony - Před 23 dny
This is a great idea. Just bought a boosted board mini x and the electric types of transport are becoming more and more popular. Better for the environment, faster, and fun. I do not know why people hate so much on the electric scooters. Throwing them in lakes and such is unbelievable.
That1SuperMon - Před 24 dny
Ha, you fool
MrLouisnielsen - Před 28 dny
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Ice Breaka
Ice Breaka - Před 28 dny
In japan can easily last over 6 months or even 1 year, but people here are careless, they use it and dump it anywhere they get off it. I have seen people get off scooter and not even use the kick stand, don’t even talk about to park it, Just lay it down on the ground blocking side walk, and yes, it happen here in San Francisco.
Dom s
Dom s - Před měsícem
I can't believe VC are investing in this... They are the same people who invested in the dotcom bubble. They need to be taught some simple accounting skills.
Crystal Ritchie
Crystal Ritchie - Před měsícem
I work for a scooter company. We drop 60 brand new scooter we are lucky if we get 50 back. They need a better gps and coding so people can’t bypass them and make them personal scooters. Even the new scooter are getting stolen and made into personal.
IAWFilmWorks AndromedaReseach
IAWFilmWorks AndromedaReseach - Před měsícem
The company owners are making money while the business loses money. They pay themselfs and employees but a turn around revenue is another matter. Vandalism is only a small hit to the profit line compared to abuse of scooters by riders. The issue is no control over the company making them responsible for damage to the community. Bird flooded the streets at first with no permits obtains from the city. Started a bad rep for the industry, Lyme did get permits. But how do you get the customers to be considerate of the product, and the community...this is the real issues. Cities like Reno Nevada band the company's till a solution could be arrived at. Once again there are people who will ruin it for everyone. I think the idea is great for the environment and community if only certain issues can be dealt with.
But perhaps these companies are more interested in making their money over doing right for the communities they are making in.
If this is so...the industry will end.
James Faction
James Faction - Před měsícem
Your video title is inaccurate. RIDE SHARE scooters may not be around for long. Electric scooters are here to stay - just privately owned ones.
Ghult - Před měsícem
What can I do because in my country (Malta) have made a new law that I need to be 18 and have a driving licence for my electric scooter. Please help.
lightningbug000 - Před měsícem
Electric scooters will be around for a long time, just not scooter sharing apps. Just like how internet cafes failed, but the internet is here to stay. People are buying their own.
Brian McK
Brian McK - Před měsícem
There’s still a lot of money $$ to be made just selling them individually !!!
daktothefuture 1
daktothefuture 1 - Před měsícem
Brian McK absolutely! I just bought an xiaomi 365 for getting around my college campus. In short, it’s been a dream! Getting to classes only takes 5 minutes now so I can get a really good seat in the front of the class.
Lirian - Před měsícem
Dang they started on by birthday
David Nich
David Nich - Před měsícem
scooter danger on footpath = The Tragedy of the Commons: when a previously civilly shared resource (eg footpath) is destroyed by by self-interest or profit seeking
The Broke Mountain Biker
The Broke Mountain Biker - Před měsícem
Just buy your own scooter
Metro Lima
Metro Lima - Před měsícem
Just Neh
Just Neh - Před měsícem
Huh turn into south park
doug - Před 2 měsíci
the one month stat your whole video is based on is probably wrong! if some companies go bust then the ones left will get more rides per day also.
Trevor Nash
Trevor Nash - Před 2 měsíci
More reliable electric scooters needed. They still pump them out where quality is poor and break easy. I want to get one but bad reviews on them.
Luke Finlayson
Luke Finlayson - Před 2 měsíci
Slightly misleading title...
Shoot TV football
Shoot TV football - Před 2 měsíci
they just need to try this business in countries where actual educated people live,rather than aMeriCa - yee haw
kenny Ozone
kenny Ozone - Před 2 měsíci
@2:08 those scooters don't cost $500.each one cost like $50 or less from China. The most you buy in bulk the less it becomes.
SuperFritzFantom - Před 2 měsíci
greetings from vienna lol haven´t expected to get called in one sentence with the us and paris lol
btw i and not using the sharingdevices, because i have my own m365 (with over 1500km on it)
MadJDMTurboBoost - Před 2 měsíci
I highly doubt a company (eg. Bird or Lime) are buying Xiaomi rebranded scooters in BULK for more than the retail price of ~$500... I think your numbers are off
California R
California R - Před 2 měsíci
Shameful era, communities lost.
Brian Michaels
Brian Michaels - Před 2 měsíci
Your math is wrong NO WAY a company business model is to lose money
mickeyman - Před 2 měsíci
You can always increase the price to the public...
Sirius Blackwhite buffalo
Sirius Blackwhite buffalo - Před 2 měsíci
I like scooters
David Nich
David Nich - Před 2 měsíci
scooters are the new Hitler youth - murderers proudly parading through the street
Your family friendly Caprisun
Your family friendly Caprisun - Před 2 měsíci
golden rule
golden rule - Před 2 měsíci
In my city they started stealing these things lmao
Tonga Cooks
Tonga Cooks - Před 2 měsíci
Not all scooter riders are bad. There's always that few who are idiots. Make it look bad for scooters.
Cars and trucks. Motorcycles drivers are the same too. Good and bad drivers.
Use common sense. Ride and drive safely responsibly.
David Darby
David Darby - Před 2 měsíci
If these companies were smart they would just sell licensing to owner/operators and stay out of it.
SonyJimable - Před 2 měsíci
You completely miss the point of their business model. Do you know the value of having our App on your mobile phone?
Philip Emanuele
Philip Emanuele - Před 2 měsíci
1 person Autonomous electric cars will take over
pmvoice88 - Před 2 měsíci
Funny story. Because a was a scooter was left in a public park, in the middle of a walkway for 4 days, the locals started using the scooter's basket for tossing their dog poop bags. Not me of course. I'm into iguanas.
Strong David Wood
Strong David Wood - Před 2 měsíci
I'd rather just buy my own scooter.
darko714 - Před 2 měsíci
The Limes and the Birds aren't going away. The design will improve, the components will be made more durable and easier to repair, and the supply chain will become even more efficient. Once they're established in a given market, there will either be a price point at which they break even, or they will be withdrawn from that market. There is also an angle Mr. Hawkins didn't mention, and that is their capacity to collect data, which we now know has a great deal of value in itself.
Dan Field
Dan Field - Před 2 měsíci
people throw toxic scooter betteries into the lake ? not good
John Quill Taylor
John Quill Taylor - Před 2 měsíci
The economics of scooters might begin to work out more favorably once consumers realize that they can use the shipping containers as coffins. - j q t -
e-bike full time city transportation
I really doubt that bird and lime are paying what you reported you can buy a Xiomia on Amazon for 399 and a clone four 299. Just some more bad reporting by Verge get the facts straight but you guys never do thumbs down
Nick J
Nick J - Před 2 měsíci
There seems to be a wrong number somewhere. My buddy has been using a scooter like that for over a year and changed its tires just now (they were included with the purchase).
SWAGGUT2 - Před 2 měsíci
Since Finland got electric scooters a while ago theres now 4 different e scooter companies and everyone rides and I have rode them too and havent seen any scooter in a bad condition and its good because in Finland theres not alot of people so you can freely ride the streets without anyone blocking so not a lot of crashes.
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