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WATCH: Dockless electric scooters could ease traffic around the world

2018-10-07 18:53

Robin Classen

Lime electric scooter

Image: MEHDI FEDOUACH / AFP

A California-based company called Lime is focused on getting people out of their cars and onto their dockless electric scooters.

According to the Toronto Star, the e-scooters don't make use of docking stations, allowing consumers to pick up and it along the streets.

Mobility made easy

The scooter costs $1 (about R15) to unlock and 15c per minute riding and it doesn't have to be returned to a particular spot. The company recommends it be left near a bike rack or curbs.

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According to Lime, the scooter has a top speed of around 24km/h with a total range of 32km/h generated from its 250w motor.

Check out the video on how to drive one of these scooters:

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