For $39/month get a Segway Ninebot Max electric kick scooter. We take care of theft insurance and we make sure your electric scooter always works, cancel anytime.
Electric scooters are excellent vehicles to use to get around. You simply hop on, give it a push to 2 mph, hit the throttle and away you’ll go. You can take an e-scooter across the town you live in, to school, to work, to run errands, to go on dates, the list is endless.
Here are some of the main reasons we love e-scooters:
- Very low maintenance: no gas, oil or any other fluids required
- Better for the environment: no exhaust emissions
- More practical than a car in a city: go up to 18.6mph in most bike lanes and scoot right past the traffic
However, as great as electric kick scooters are, owning these light electric vehicles can be improved with a different approach to ownership.
Changing Up the Game for Electric Scooter Ownership
First, we want to start by stating this very clearly: there is absolutely nothing wrong with just buying an electric scooter the traditional way. We sell loads of them and provide all sorts of services to make sure our customers are covered after their purchase.
However, we have had plenty of people tell us enough stories to the point where we have realized the issues that most people face.
- Most people would like a top of the line model at an affordable price.
- People who live in the city are concerned about theft.
- Spending more than $800 out of pocket on an e-scooter is a challenge.
- Getting approval for financing is not easy or in most cases not possible.
- Maintenance isn’t a concern at purchase but can be a challenge later on.
We thought if we could create a ownership solution that solved these issues, then more people would choose to own electric scooters. By increasing the number of people riding around on e-scooters, we are supporting Ridepanda’s mission to help create a world with happier, more efficient towns and cities that run on small, quiet, eco-friendly electric vehicles.
How Ridepanda Improved Electric Scooter Ownership
We took the number one performing e-scooter on the market and made it available at a price point that’s just $39/month, cancel anytime. We also wanted to remove the other challenges of ownership as well. So beyond fixing the out-of-pocket costs, we also tossed out the credit checks and made it so anyone who wants an e-scooter can get one.
After we removed the cost barrier that was preventing lots of people from buying an e-scooter, we then worked at removing the challenges and issues people were facing after they owned one.
What happens when the e-scooter stops working as expected?
Safety is our top priority. We want to make sure in the event of breakdown/vehicle failure/feature malfunction, etcetera… that if something like this happens, all someone has to do is report the issue to us.
From there, we will take care of the issue by either repairing their vehicle or swapping it out with another unit, in a timely manner, for no additional cost.
What happens if someone steals the Segway Ninebot Max?
We have our CTO, Charlie Depman running recon on city patrol. Think of him like Legolas from Lord of the Rings outfitted with tech so advanced that you’ll have to wait about a decade to see it featured in a Fast and the Furious movie. If anyone even thinks about stealing one of our electric scooters, he gets an alert just like below & is on the way on one of the world’s best electric bikes to save the day.
But in all seriousness, theft is a huge problem in every major city and most neighborhoods. Electric scooters are a hot item and people steal them a lot.
To that extent, people will not benefit if they steal these particular electric scooters. These are not the Segway Ninebot Max that we retail in our ecommerce store. Most would say this version is a bit of an upgrade for cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego.
With this Ridepanda special version, we have amped up the technology by installing several GPS trackers throughout the frame. Each vehicle has kill-switch alarms and built-in tamper proof technology.
If someone steals it, report it to us right away. Our system will activate the kill-switch alarm which locks the brakes and turns the vehicle off. We will then send the GPS coordinates to the police to attempt to recover the stolen unit.
Typically, people can’t get very far with this anti-theft feature so they leave it and walk away.
In addition, the parts on this are different than the retail model so it helps to reduce theft when they can’t sell it for parts. If they toss it into a car and drive off, try to take it apart to sell it for parts or to rebuild it, one of the many GPS trackers will tell the police of the location of the e-scooter. There is no advantage to stealing it.
However, in the event that someone does steal it and after 48 hours we are unable to recover it, then we will deliver another Segway Ninebot Max to the subscriber (at no additional cost).
We Love the Environment; Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Our mission at Ridepanda is to remove as many 2-ton polluting vehicles from the road as possible so we all can have a healthier, safer environment to live in.
With our program, we believe that it backs up our mission. By removing the barriers that prevent people from owning an e-scooter today, more people will start to use electric scooters as their main method of transportation.
However, we are very aware that electric scooters are built with plastic components and many of them are made elsewhere in the world. We took into consideration the tremendous amount of production and also waste that goes into electric scooters.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We built a circular economy into our subscription model. When a person decides to stop, or cancel their subscription, they return the vehicle to us and we will refresh this vehicle.
In other words, we make the used e-ride like new and we get it ready for somebody else to use so it can be returned to the road.
This model helps us to reduce the number of fossil burning vehicles on the road, helps us to reuse e-scooters, and we recycle as many parts that we possibly can.
“60% of the time when someone leaves their home, they travel less than 5 miles away…
We would love to see more people jump on electric scooters and have some fun along the way!
FAQs and How to Sign Up
Our subscription plan is not in every city. Right now, the subscription is available in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. If you are not in one of these areas, you can join the waitlist to be notified when we expand into your city.
We understand that you probably have a lot of questions about this so we have created a dedicated page where we have added more information and addressed frequently asked questions. If you are unable to find the information that you need you can feel free to reach out to us on the phone, live chat, or via email.
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