SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Scoot fleet expands to over 400 electric vehicles available across San Francisco. "We are expanding our fleet to keep up with growing demand. Our riders love scooting, and have asked for ways to carry more. Now with the Scoot Cargo, we are enabling our riders to take more trips and carry groceries or deliveries. In fact, couriers who use Scoot to make deliveries are among our best customers," says Scoot Networks Founder & CEO Michael Keating.
The new Scoot Cargo has more than double the cargo space of the original scoot. It also has bigger wheels and a cargo-tuned suspension to improve handling even with a load of groceries in the trunk.
Like all scoots, the Scoot Cargo is smartphone-activated, can be picked up and dropped off at any of more than 80 locations around San Francisco, can be ridden for up to 20 miles on a single charge, has a top speed of 30 MPH, and does not require a motorcycle license to operate. The Scoot Cargo is initially available for $20 per day, with half-hourly pricing starting at $2.
"Our job at Scoot is to bring fast, cheap, green transportation to the masses, while continuing to provide this service on demand. As we expand to new types of vehicles, we seek to provide the ultimate electric transportation service to our members," says Scoot Networks Vice President of Fleet Mike Waltman.
Scoot members can ride a Scoot Cargo by reserving it from their smartphone. The Scoot app is available on iOS & Android.
About Scoot Networks
Scoot Networks launched in 2012 to offer fast, affordable, green transportation in cities. Today the company operates a fleet of 400 personal electric vehicles, which are ridden over 50,000 miles each month.
Scoot Networks has developed proprietary vehicle networking hardware and smartphone apps to give customers on-demand access to all Scoot vehicles as well as a parking and charging network. This technology also gives the Scoot fleet management team a suite of monitoring, maintenance, and security capabilities not found in vehicle fleets managed by much larger companies.
Scoot Networks plans to expand its electric vehicle offerings, to grow within San Francisco, and to launch in many other cities around the world.
SOURCE Scoot Networks