Scoot will operate a fleet of shared electric kick scooters that could grow to 500 by 2019
Scoot Networks has announced that it is launching its shared light electric vehicles (LEVs) service in Chile with a fleet of electric kick scooters. Scoot has been invited by Joaquín Lavín, the Mayor of Las Condes, Santiago de Chile, to bring their service to his municipality.
“We are excited for this new means of public transportation entering Chile. This pilot program will be available in the popular business district of Las Condes, where short trips are common. We look forward to people trying this new service and integrating it into their lives. This is a great opportunity for people to get out of their cars and reduce their environmental impact,” said Joaquín Lavín, Mayor of Las Condes.
In partnership with the Mayor, Scoot is entering Santiago as the first city in Chile to operate shared electric kick scooters.
“Scoot is searching the world for the cities that are most ready to lead the transformation from a private, combustion past to a shared, electric future. Like Scoot’s other successful cities of San Francisco and Barcelona, Las Condes in Santiago is one of these leaders. We are here to support that leadership and bring to Santiago all the benefits of fast, affordable, electric mobility,” said Michael Keating, Founder and CEO.
Scoot believes that all cities will have shared LEVs providing fun and affordable transportation options for the city’s residents. Some cities will be ready for shared LEVs sooner than others, and will embrace them at different rates. Launching Scoot in cities like Santiago is important because those cities will prove to the rest of the world that shared EVs are the future.
“Scoot’s launch in Santiago, Chile will set an example of how impactful shared LEVs can be. They reduce air pollution, make streets safer, keep money in the local economy, and make all mobility more affordable,” said Gonzalo Cortez, General Manager for Santiago.
Scoot currently operates in San Francisco and Barcelona with a fleet of ebikes, electric kick scooters, and electric motor scooters. The addition of kick scooters in San Francisco brings Scoot’s fleet to a total of 3,500 electric vehicles worldwide. The company is nearing six million pounds of carbon dioxide prevented from entering the atmosphere.