With companies like Uber and Google Alphabet (the parent company of Google) investing in electric scooter startups like Lime and Urban626, many anxiously await to see if these eco-friendly forms of transit will be the next big thing.
Many electric scooter companies were not only created for convenience but also to help reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
Cities like Denver, Atlanta, San Francisco & San Diego have decided to opt-in on the craze.
Many commuters living in these metropolitan areas live within a mile or two to the nearest public transit system, making these lightweight, foldable scooters ideal for that extra mile. Most of the scooters have a range of twenty miles.
Uber and Lyft executive Travis VanderZanden recognizes the growth potential in these services so much he decided to found his own dockless electric scooter company, Bird, located in Santa Monica, California. His aim is to create a better, more environmentally friendly form of transportation.
The service is accessible to anyone over the age of 18 with a valid driver’s license and credit card. There is a $1 fee to rent the scooter plus 15 cents per minute.
With multiple big-time tech investors throwing money into the idea, one has to wonder if there is more to know about the craze than we all think.
Only time will tell if the electric scooter craze will take off in more urban cities around the country and world!
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