Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Francisco and other cities of the US West Coast with an active population are mastering the service of renting a personal electric vehicle. The youngest company Skip, founded by the authors of the Boosted board startup, has achieved the greatest success. It offers its customers the sharing of a new generation of electric scooters designed for the urban environment.
Skip wants their users to operate electric scooters on a par with other public transport. And therefore, unlike competitors, they relied not on innovative models, but on large, reliable cars from the Singapore-based company Minimotors. It has full suspension with good shock absorbers, plenty of legroom, headlights and brake lights. The cruising range on a full charge will be up to 50 km, the maximum speed is 28 km / h.
To use Skip, you need to have funds in your account at the rate of $ 0, 15 per minute of driving, find an electric scooter at one of the many sites and unblock it using a QR code. At the end of the trip, you should simply leave the device on the site - a special city service, for a share of the profit, is engaged in the permanent charging of their batteries and other maintenance.
This is the secret of the project's success - it is closely integrated into the existing urban infrastructure and does not compete with its traditional transport elements.