We love cars for many, many reasons, but we're also willing to admit that they're not the ideal mode of transportation for many tasks. If you're running a quick errand or two and picking up things small enough to fit in a backpack, traveling the first or last mile between your home/work and mass transit, or happen to be lucky enough to live close to your job, an e-bike or electric scooter can be a great way to get around without burning fossil fuels, taking up an entire lane or getting sweaty.
If that sounds like smart thinking to you, well, it's your lucky day — because Amazon is currently offering this Segway scooter for 25 percent off (that's $145). To get started, as on any kick scooter, all you do is put one foot on the base board and kick off with your other; then it's all up to the electric motor and lithium-ion battery to carry you along for up to 12.4 miles at speeds of up to 15.5 mph. Of course, there are plenty of others with even more enticing specs — including this one that can hit as much as 25mph for over 40 miles per charge.
Furthermore, easy-folding designs means they take up minimal space in your apartment, your car's trunk, or on the train or bus. Anti-lock braking, cruise control and shock absorbers make them easy to ride; you can even pair them with your smartphone via Bluetooth to lock and unlock them remotely.
This is the right time to finally invest in that last-mile vehicle to get you from A to B with efficiency and a bit of fun in the meantime. And if those ones don't do the trick, there are a couple others also on sale that might — check them out below.