A company called Scoot Networks yesterday announced a dream to place electric scooters – which can be rented by the hour, or by the minute – in every city.
They aim to create “pods” in convenient locations where customers can pick up and return the scooters.
Currently, the service is in “closed alpha” mode – meaning it’s not yet open to the public.
Scoot Networks is buying up a model of electric scooter from a Chinese manufacturer to populate its fleet.
The scooters have a maximum speed of 30 MPH, which means that you won’t need a motorcycle license to ride them.
Their aim is to first create a network of scooter “pods” outside of work-spaces and company campuses, and the next phase will be to liaise with public transportation, and, finally to open up to the public when the infrastructure reaches “critical mass”.
Monthly subscription for this service is expected to be between $100 and $150.Curiously, they are operated by putting “your iPhone” into the dashboard.
I guess that means us Blackberry users or Android enthusiasts have to walk.
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