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 a purely-electric 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? Here is what would happen if you replaced some of those car trips with a Segway PT:

  If we are able to replace 10% of 900 million 3 mile car trips with an eco-friendly Segway PT there would be:
  6.2 million fewer gallons of gas consumed.
  286 million fewer pounds of CO2 emitted everyday.

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).

 

Zero-emissions are given off during operation, allowing you to go indoors with your Segway PT. It does draw electric power during recharge, but that electricity causes fourteen times less greenhouse gas emissions (PDF) than driving a car. After one 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.)

When gliding on a Segway PT, you're doing more than just shifting your consumption from petroleum to electric. Everything about the PT was designed to use 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.

 
How green could you be?

We at Segway Inc. believe that every mile makes a difference. Use the calculator to the right to determine how many lbs. of carbon and gas you could be saving every day with a Segway PT