Scoot Networks is a company in San Francisco that rents electric mopeds to people to help them get around. Scoot has announced that it has teamed up with Nissan to bring ten Nissan New Mobility Concept vehicles to the network service. The Nissan EVs are called Scoot Quad and mark the first time Scoot has offered a vehicle on four wheels.
The Nissan vehicles have a driving range of 40 miles per charge and a top speed of 25mph. That makes them very slow and likely to annoy other drivers. The vehicles are limited to driving on roads with speed limits no higher than 35 mph. They also can’t be driven on bridges or freeways.
Renters need a US drivers license and then pay up to $16 per half hour to use the little electric vehicles. The battery packs can be topped off using a normal AC outlet. Renting the Scoot quad for an entire day, 7am to 7pm will cost $80 flat and renting them for an entire night costs $40 flat form 7pm to 7am.
“As large cities continue to grow into megacities globally, we need to understand how transportation is changing and look ahead to anticipate what transportation needs will look like in the future,” said Rachel Nguyen, executive director, Nissan Future Lab. “Scoot Networks is an ideal partner in this research project because they are fulfilling a need that has emerged in the San Francisco market, and they share a similar commitment to zero-emissions mobility.”
via Scoot Networks