Only the World's Best Designed Product- Red Dot Luminary- award winning Halo City foldable seated e-scooter solved for many the urban micromobility commute/dwell with a safer, economical, evolved 2-wheeled device that triumphed winning 7 international design awards. Since we premiered Halo City at the NAIAS Austin Auto Show, I have personally driven it over 1,000 safe miles in Detroit. Halo City is extraordinarily stable, comfy, gorgeous and always at your side: it is the first and only Iconic 2 Wheeled Micromobility 2.0 Device.
For the Austin Challenge- to attract diverse talent to Austin's downtown innovation hub we need to enable personalized transit independence with an economically fun/functional high style device-- thus allowing Austin Millennials and Boomers to work/play/commute/dwell in downtown Austin.
The proposed Halo City program for Austin will create a controlled study for 20 selected users with 20 personalized Halo City seated/foldable e-scooters to measure how "owning" your near perfect device enriches their Austin live/work experience in both time and money and "doing more" to have a fun/functional lifestyle (on most but the most in-climate days). Hearing our story, Forbes Magazine "got it" and published the attached article articulating that ownership and ability to elegantly fold like a Swiss Knife, easily allows bringing Halo City inside to avoid vandalism and upsetting sidewalk users with blocking scooter litter a major complaint for rental curb scooters and clunky e-bikes. All told, this luxe ride feels great to men and women and is fun for those aged 16 to 68. Yes 68, or well if in shape, maybe older too.
No other device does this so well, so green, so personal, so affordably and stylishly safe enabling helmeted use ALWAYS. 24/7/365. At all socioeconomic levels, it adds lifestyle value, so let's measure it and see if we make Austin more vibrant and attractive to new Talent living in and considering moving to Austin. Millennials want to be able to economically and comfortably get around to multiple places each day which is accomplished by the always with you personalized foldable seated Halo City E-scooter.
Posted on our website (www.onemileusa.com) is the independent e-scooter video review from NYC based Escootnews.com: they rode Halo City around Austin and then anointed it the "Ferrari of E-scooters". Forbes hails Halo City's ownership model benefits and on Instagram are photos from the Auto Show and Austin. To keep Halo's humming, we will partner with a local bike shop in downtown Austin choosing from several possibilities.
Sponsor Advertising Potential: Unique by design, the Halo City front pillar allows for adhering a massive label- 15 inches high and a wrap around on 3 sides with 12 inches at bottom and 9 inches at top, which each side being 4 inches at bottom and 3 at top. Posted below are photos from a LeMans race team in France which equipped their pit crew with Halo City escooters to increase their time sensitive efficiency, sporting a striking label that matches the colors and design of the race car personalized with the name of each pit crew member. Such labeling allows for local sponsors or employers to underwrite part of the cost of a Halo City scooters once the Pilot program proves this ownership model- effectively allowing other Austin/Austin residents to "pay less" for the Halo City, generating a faster pay back period over other transportation methods. It also builds a community vibe of inclusion with the sponsor support.
Bottom Line: Providing 20 Halo City e-scooters under this Pilot Program can be done very rapidly with easy implementation as our experience at TechTown in Detroit has demonstrated. The "swarm" user affect will also generate favorable publicity to augment the Forbes article showing that Austin is cool by freeing Millennials to get quickly on their own terms to everywhere in Downtown. Talent recruitment will be enhanced by this novel mode of personalized transportation originating in Austin. Scale can be accelerated by advertising on the device boosting an already fast financial user payback that pays dividends to local businesses as users have more ability to go out, enjoy and spend money with friends. When the weather is inhospitable, then users revert to the other established inefficient methods. It is likely a 10 month a year solution. In other cities it could be 12 months. 10 months is better than zero months.
Bottom Line Economic Example: Connecting two neighborhoods 4 miles apart
As an illustration of a typical commute of 4 miles, I will provide hard data generated in Detroit connecting the new Ford Smart Mobility HQ to a revitalized Detroit Neighborhood. This can be applied to Austin as comparable financial economics and time impact connecting these 2 revitalizing neighborhoods is the 4 miles between the Michigan Central Depot (Train Station) in Corktown to WSU's TechTown R&D Center (New Center. The current solution is Uber. As documented, the Uber time is 18 minutes and Halo City door to door is 21 minutes. Uber costs without surge $27.00 roundtrip (making Halo payback equal to about 60 roundtrips). Moreover, each roundtrip of 8 miles ALSO has a remaining battery charge of at least 8 miles letting the commuter do other things in city to live/work/play/shop too (16-20 miles per full charge). In the Pilot Study, we can also generate comparative data on other methods such as buses, stand up scooters and measuring time, cost, comfort, availability, preference and happiness. This rapid payback means a purchaser can "cash flow" immediately on purchase using our interest free Klarna purchase plan.
Transit Independence is critical for new Talent to want to locate in Austin. The Halo City costs less in the USA than Europe at $1500 which our financing partner Klarna offers a legitimate zero interest payment plan of $125 a month for 12 months! Able bodied 18 to 68 year olds, go up to 20 miles on 3 cents electricity per charge and with a total device weight of only 34 pounds, this luxe scooter carries 240 pounds around town. Talk about green. Just 34 pounds of processed material! That is why it swept the international design awards. BMW was runner up for the Red Dot. As Austin harnesses innovation to create the coolest new products, Halo City is a true representation of that goal, but it is here today! Right Now!!
Austin Program Particulars:
1. With community input, 20 individuals living/working in Austin will receive free Halo City e-scooters and 20 helmets for personal use ("Pilot Testers").
2. A downtown Austin bike shop will provide free maintenance and wear/tear service for one year to keep e-scooters running well for the Pilot Testers. The bike shop will provide training and hands on testing and screening.
3. In exchange, the Pilot Testers will agree to keep a diary and report through email exchange their usage so that data can be collected to gauge impact of personalized Halo City e-scooters. Testimonials will be sought from Users as well as video and other media. Metrics will be established with FSM. Clearly, metrics will endeavor to quantify time and money savings, additional spend in community, quality of life and lessons learned. A case will be sought that this micromobility mode has high value to different demographic groups compared to the alternatives available.
4. An advertiser will be sought as program is underway to fund placement of marquee Front Pillar Labels for a fee and inclusion in any promotional activities. Funds received will be spent to put more Halo City e-scooters on the streets of Austin.
5. Based on Pilot Tester data, identified Local Businesses will be survey about impact of Halo City in terms of 1) additional spend in community 2)comfort with Halo City being brought inside and off the street 3) community vibe e.g. is Austin more of an Innovation Hub having the cool Halo City move its talent around 4) ideas for use/expansion