where to charge bird scooter

How much can chargers make?

The number of scooters you gather and charge each night will determine how much money you can make. Additionally, it is determined by the type of scooters you collect, which are denoted by three colors: green, yellow, and red. The hardest scooters to find are red ones, which cost $20 to $25 each. Yellow scooters are slightly easier to locate but are still difficult to apprehend. They pay $7–$14. Green birds are the easiest to locate and are hiding in plain sight, costing less than $5 apiece. Of course, there is more competition to catch green Birds, so you must act quickly!

While there have been that chargers can make $20-$30 per hour, some chargers have reported that they have barely been making minimum wage since pay cuts occurred last year. Chargers say that the majority of Birds they harvest are in the $3 range, therefore lowering their hourly pay, and that harvesting a $20 bounty is rare.

Having a plan is even more essential to becoming profitable as a charger now that Bird has essentially reduced its bounty payments. Planning out your strategy before capturing your first bird can be crucial to a fruitful harvest. To maximize your efficiency, you can quickly identify the locations of Bird clusters by using the satellite view feature on the map. This allows you to pick up multiple birds at once. In order to release as soon as possible, you’ll also need to plan your Nest locations each morning, stay alert about competition in your area, and act quickly.

How Do Those Bird Scooters Get Charged Every Night

The scooter craze seems to be intensifying these days and it doesn’t show signs of stopping. You may have seen them on the streets, on the beach bike paths or in the news. And the biggest name in the scooter craze is Bird, which was the fastest company ever to hit ‘unicorn status’ and is now valued at $2 billion!

In addition to assisting in the “first/last mile” problem, Bird is encouraging people to use their scooters to make quick trips outside rather than in cars, which would otherwise waste gas and worsen traffic. Additionally, users can rent by the minute and go wherever their range will allow with apps like Bird, Spin, and Lime.

But beyond riding, Bird also offers a chance for people to make money by becoming Bird Chargers. At the end of the night, Bird relies on an army of on-demand workers to hunt down all the scooters on the street, charge them at their homes and then release them in the mornings. In addition to lots of riding, I’ve been Charging for Bird and it’s been quite the experience.

Bird Charger Pay

Each bird that chargers pick up, charge, and release is reimbursed to them. The majority of Birds will give you $5, but some may pay more based on how challenging it is to locate, charge, and release them.

Every Bird is given a dynamic value, usually ranging from $5 to $20, based on various factors such as the distance from the service area, time since the last ride, and battery level. The amount indicated therein is what a charger will be paid to find the bird, retrieve it, fully charge it, and then release it at a location within the local service area the following morning.

When a Charger application is accepted, Bird will turn on “Charger mode” in the Bird customer app. As a result, Bird Chargers can switch to Charger mode and then catch and recharge Birds.

Chargers use a single app (much like Lyft) to do both riding and charging. This is how the “Charger Mode” toggle looks:

On the map, birds are denoted by various colors, each of which has a monetary value:

FAQ

How much does it cost to charge a bird scooter?

Based on average electricity costs and the capacity of the Segway KickScooter ES2’s battery, we can estimate it will cost ~5 cents to fully charge a Bird scooter.

Where can I charge my scooter?

Most electric scooters come with a standard charger that plugs into a regular household outlet. This means you can charge your scooter overnight or during the day while you’re at work or running errands, ensuring it’s charged when you need it.

Why did bird charge $20?

In some markets, you are prompted to select a Balance Auto Update Plan before starting your ride. The selected amount, for example, $5, $10, or $20, will load on your account in the form of ride credits. These credits will be used for future rides.

How do the public electric scooters charge?

Charging: Once a scooter is collected by a charger or juicer, they will transport it to their home or designated charging location. Here, they will connect the scooter to a charger that has been provided by the scooter company, typically using a standard 110 Volt outlet.