Electric scooter-share systems are getting noticed in cities as an affordable commuting alternative to cut down on pollution and traffic congestion.
Santa Monica, California has become the first U.S. city to have an electric scooter-share service where users find and unlock one of the more than 1,000 scooters with a smartphone app.
“It took a couple years for the mass market to realize this is not a toy industry or for rich people,” said URB-E CEO Peter Lee. “But this solves an everyday commuter problem, no matter your social class or how much you make. It was seen as a novelty three years ago, but now it’s seen as a necessity.”
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