Segway for Business
A clean, green, eco-friendly machine
As a leader in two-wheeled electric mobility, it's always been Segway's vision to produce environmentally friendly short-distance transportation alternatives. Today, more and more people are using the Segway PT as an eco-friendly alternative for many of the short journeys that are typically made by car. In fact, The EPA estimates that Americans take 900 million car journeys every day, but did you know that half of these trips are less than five miles long and are by solo drivers? What would happen if you replaced some of those car trips with a Segway PT?
Now just think if we were able to replace 10% of those 900 million car trips with an eco-friendly Segway PT. If each one of these trips was three miles long, that's 6.2 million fewer gallons of gas consumed and 286 million fewer pounds of CO2 emitted everyday.
The Segway PT is zero-emissions during operation, allowing you to go indoors if you want. It does draw power from the electrical grid during recharge, but that electricity causes fourteen times less greenhouse gas emissions (PDF) than driving your car the same distance. After that first year on your Segway PT you would have literally saved a ton of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere. (in fact it's probably more than that, a ton is based on average MPG, while most short distance driving results in much lower mileage.)
Zero emissions are only part of the benefit of using a Segway PT. You're doing more than just shifting your consumption from petroleum to electric. Everything about the PT was designed to use that electricity as efficiently as possible. When you dig a little deeper, and compare the source fuel (petroleum vs. the fuel mix used to produce electricity), plus the cost of distributing or transporting the power, the Segway PT is eleven times more efficient than the average American car, and over three times more efficient than even the highest-mileage scooters.
The Segway PT has many benefits for you and the environment: less gas to buy, easier to park, and less wear on your car. It can also help reduce the impact of global warming by reducing our greenhouse gas output and consumption of imported fossil fuels. Read our whitepaper for a detailed look (PDF).