Stuck in traffic? Subscribe to e-scooter
By subscribing to GroverGo, you get access to unlimited rides with their e-scooter. Once done, simply send it back.
You’re stuck in traffic again and haven’t moved an inch for ages. But this time, you’ve learned your lesson. The next day, you ride to work on an e-scooter and this time, there are other people stuck bumper to bumper while you just whizz by. The scooter can be your own, or you can consider a subscription, such as the one offered by GroverGo.
The German start-up, Grover, has prepared a subscription package for users considering this handy type of mobility, and for those who care about the carbon footprint that they leave behind. They even believe that with this type of life per month, many people would be willing to give up their car completely – at least for riding to work and back and going on errands.
If you conclude an annual subscription, they rent you the scooter for €24.90 per month, and you can ride it for as long as you like. The amount is not charged per minute used, as is usually the case with e-scooter rentals. Instead, the amount of time spent on a GroverGo scooter is measured in months or the duration of your subscription.
In case of accidental damage to the scooter, Grover covers 90% of the repair costs.
The scooter is therefore completely yours, for as long as you want to use it, and pay the subscription. After that, simply send it back. If you don’t need it in the winter, cancel the subscription and renew it in the spring. The shipping is free.
Even if anything happens to this handy means of transport while it’s in your care, Grover covers 90% of the repair costs. The subscription also includes the cost of insurance.
Depending on their stock, the e-scooter you get once you subscribe, may be new or as good as new. Grover checks all products for proper operation and cleans them before shipping.
GroverGo subscribers ride around on Xiaomi M365 scooters, which have a maximum speed of 25 km/h and a cruising distance of up to 30 km. You will never have to search for a parking place for your scooter, as it is foldable and portable.
GroverGo is currently available only in Germany, but not on its pavements.
If you grow to like your e-scooter so much that you want to buy it, you can do so three months after your rental payments have reached the recommended retail price. Once this happens, you can buy it for €1, then it’s yours forever, and for the countless kilometres which you would otherwise have to overcome by car at a snail’s pace.
Grover specifically warns its subscribers about safety rules and local traffic regulations. Their e-scooter is currently available only in Berlin, which means that users must observe German legislation. In Germany, the use of e-scooters was completely prohibited until spring, while now they are allowed everywhere except on pavements.
Even though the legal speed limit is set at 20 km/h, this is still better than losing your nerves stuck in a traffic jam.