Thanks to the emergence of ride-sharing services, micro-mobility has recently risen in popularity as an alternative solution to convenient and eco-friendly road transportation. Among countless startups and brands that cater to micro-mobility, Mearth Technology offers innovative electric scooters that contribute to micro-mobile solutions.
Mearth is Australia’s first electric scooter brand that offers a more sustainable and convenient way to get around, so they have been releasing electric scooter models that cater to commuters and offer micro-mobile solutions for riders. At the very least, Mearth electric scooters are helping solve three issues in road transportation. Here’s how electric scooters help solve these challenges.
First and last-mile problem
The first and last-mile problem in public transit refers to the first or last leg of your trip before or after commuting via public transit. Although this distance is shorter, it’s an uncomfortable distance for walking and an inefficient distance for riding other available public transit. Aside from commuters, businesses also find the first and last-mile issue an inefficient part of deliveries as it consumes 28% of the total cost, time, and effort of moving. How do electric scooters solve this problem for personal and business transport?
Electric scooters offer convenience during this part of the trip by providing an affordable, fast, and portable means of transport going to the nearest public transport or for shorter trips. Bicycles are also perfect for the first and last-mile problem, but electric scooters have been gaining more favour because of its ease of use.
Mearth developed the Mearth X Pro, a high-performance, portable, and foldable electric scooter that’s perfect for everyday commuting. Whether you need a quick solution to your first and last mile problem or for travelling your whole trip, the Mearth X Pro can take you wherever you need to go. The Mearth X Pro offers a maximum range of 45 km and a 300-800 W motor that can take you up to 25 kph.
It also offers an external battery enabling you to extend your trip, in case you need to make a quick detour. Moreover, its portable weight makes it easy to keep, carry, and store once you get to your destination. Electric scooters provide accessibility to commuters living a good distance from public transit and give that quick push to get to your final destination without the hassle.
Regardless of which country you go, traffic becomes a major inconvenience for commuters. In fact, the 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit report predicts that road congestion could cost $39 billion by 2031, while public transport crowding could cost $837 million. Currently, roads don’t experience major traffic congestion because of the global pandemic. In fact, Sydney reported that only 1 per cent of the roads were congested on a typical Thursday night, compared to 23 per cent pre-pandemic.
However, cities can expect heavy traffic once again post-pandemic as more people and vehicles will be on the road again. When that happens, traffic will cause a significant waste of productivity again. In 2017, the Household, Income, and Labour Dynamics in Australia reported that traffic caused an increase of 4.5 hours per week for commuters.
To reduce vehicles on the road, electric scooters and other micro-mobile transportation offer a fast and efficient solution to bypass traffic easily. After all, due to its slim and portable size, electric scooters allow you to ride on alternative routes instead via footpaths or sidewalks. You can go anywhere that it’s safe and legal for electric scooters to roam.
To help make travelling more convenient for commuters, Mearth provides the Mearth S and Mearth S Pro as lightweight, portable, and durable electric scooters. The Mearth S only weighs 12.5 kg while the Mearth S Pro weighs 13.5 kg, making these electric scooters easy to carry around for on-the-go commuters.