It’s surprising how the numbers add up! Let’s work through the commuting cost of getting there and back.
Your Own Electric Scooter
The emicro Merlin electric scooter cost is self-explanatory; a one-time payment of $1299.95. Not to mention that the emicro Merlin has unlimited customer service, full range of replacement parts and a 2 year hardware and 1 year electromechanical warranties. Own it now and save.
Shared Electric Scooter
Now for the cost of shared electric scooters - this one even wowed us. With the average price of a shared electric scooter at $0.30 per minute and $1 dollar unlocking fee - we've estimated a 30 minute commute one way at $19 per day. That's around 2 cheese scones and 2 coffees a day.
We've even gone a little further to calculate that on this premise it would only take 68 days or just over 13 weeks to pay off the emicro Merlin whilst commuting on a shared electric scooter. Food for thought.
Public Transport - Train
Now let's talk public transport. ‘Commuter Costs and Potential Savings: Public transport versus car commuting in Australia’ (Wang 2013) states that ‘on average, Australia commuters spend between $1,261 - $1,958 per annum to commute to work five days a week on public transport’. These results are similarly mirrored in the average monthly train pass of $150 making the yearly cost approximately $1800.
Furthermore, Wang (2013) found that ‘Australian commuters travelling to work in the CBD, on average, spend between $7,432 and $14,639 annually to own and commute by car five days a week.’ Again this number is corroborated by RACQ ‘Running Car Costs’ which found that through ‘Private Ownership Costs New – 5 years 15,000km/year’ the total annual cost is $8,500.88 - $13,375.28 for the SUV car class.
We've given you a way to lessen what you pay getting to work. Jump on board today - and we haven't even mentioned the of fun commuting on the emicro Merlin.
Public Transport Victoria. (2019) Metropolitan fares. [Online] Melbourne. Public Transport Victoria. Available from: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/fares/metropolitan-fares/ [accessed 24th July 2019].
Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV). (2019) Private vehicle expenses 2019. RACV,
Melbourne. p. 18-23
Wang, J Dr. (2013) Commuter Costs and Potential Savings: Public transport versus car commuting in Australia. Southern Cross University. p.9