The New York startup Revel has launched in the Texan capital with a fleet of 1,000 electric scooters (as in mopeds, not kick scooters) in a vehicle-sharing scheme. Revel already has 1,000 electric scooters on New York’s streets and 400 more in Washington DC.
The move comes as Texas aims to improve their mobility options for citizens, with a special mention for deregulation, which Revel has benefited from in their expansion bid. Texas State Representative Matt Krause explained: “Since I began serving on the Texas House Transportation Committee, it has been my focus to find solutions to ease traffic congestion and get rid of burdensome regulations that only further congestion.”
Niu provided the electric scooters for the venture, which launched with a pilot programme in Brooklyn last year. Although, at the time scooters from Torrot were used, before the fleet was beefed up with Niu electric scooters oof the MUVI variety, which have a 28 mph (45 km/h) top speed and a range around 50 miles (80 km).
In Texas, these two-seater electric scooters can be parked anywhere in a city within the the company’s operating limits.
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