Costs per 100km comparison

 

Total Expenditure per 100 km per Mobility Service / Vehicle Type

 

Based on average cost per average ride, we compared the net cost associated with the above depicted mobility solutions, always per 100 km for best comparability. Starting with taxi-like chauffeur service Uber, which is the most expensive service to use, we also integrated kickscooter services like BIRD (or Lime) and large e-Scooter sharing services like coup as well as car sharing Drive Now / Car2go. Finally we calculated the cost associated with a "Vespa elettrica", a "Kumpan" scooter from China and our Flybee ONE. For the scooters, we included cost associated with purchase of the vehicle, wear of the battery as well as cost associated with charging. While Flybee ONE is both, extremely energy efficient and comparably cheap to buy, both the "Kumpan" and Vespa models are rather expensive and the Vespa's drive train additionally uses much more energy compared to Flybee ONE. Moreover, spare parts that may have to be replaced (brake pads, discs, tires, bearings) are available at almost no cost and lifetimes of these parts are astonishingly long. So in case of no accidents, your Flybee has an almost eternal life compared to combustion engine-based models. 

Where are the gas scooters? Well, we also calculated the average cost associated with a "standard gas scooter" for 2000 EUR. First of all, most gas scooters use about 2l of gas / 100 km, plus oil, and combustion engines in these small scooters are often designed to last only a few 10 thousand km. Therefore, the lifetime of a gas scooter's drive train is shorter and operational costs are much higher than the cost associated with charging / battery wear in an electrical scooter. Overall, total  costs associated with gas scooters were above 10 EUR / 100 km, even for rather cheap models.