Chris Hawes (chawes)

Ride Guru from Boston, MA

CTO of RideGuru, tech expert & enthusiast
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Chris has been involved with the Taxi industry since co-founding in 2007, and has been an avid follower of the rideshare industry since its inception. An expert in full-stack web design and development, Chris oversees all the technical aspects of Unleashed's innovative products.


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  • Ok since a few people have wondered about this:

    How much does it cost to charge a scooter? Less than you might think. Just to run some rough numbers:

    The scooter batteries' capacities are reported to be about 8800mAh at 36V. We can convert this to watt hours: 8800 * 36 / 1000 = 316.8Wh

    Electricity costs on average of 12 cents per kilowatt hour (ie. 1000 watt hours) in the US. So, the cost of charging one of these scooters from empty is going to be something like:

    (316.8 / 1000) * 12 = 4 cents

    It's probably a bit more than that since chargers are not 100% efficient. And, the cost of electricity varies between different locations, so take this with a grain of salt. But it's safe to say the electricity cost of charging these things is not something to worry much about.