Bird’s sub-brand Scoot has unveiled a new vehicle called “Scoot Moped.” The moped is, once again, a fully electric vehicle. It looks similar to the Bird’s two-seat vehicle, however, it is only a single-seater.
Launched in June this year, the Bird cruiser offers space for two passengers with a long seat and be pedal-assist or just have a peg, depending on the market.
On the other hand, Scoot Moped can seat only one person. It can reach the top speed of around 20 mph and has hefty 20” tires, which provide a pretty smooth and safe ride on city streets. It is also equipped with hydraulic disc brakes, two side mirrors, and an LCD display to keep an eye on speed information. Besides it comes with a custom motor powerful enough, Scoot claims, to tackle urban hills.
With Scoot Moped, individuals can replace the majority of their ride-hail trips with an emissions-free ride that reduces congestion and emissions, according to the company. It is a faster, more comfortable option for people who want to get around quickly.
The vehicles are currently available to ride as part of a pilot program in Los Angeles and will roll out to additional cities later this year. Rent-a-scooters are nice for short rides around the city; you can rent it via the Bird or Scoot apps.
Scoot Moped riders must be 18+ years old and have a valid driver’s license, Scoot warns. The rider will also have to wear a helmet, which comes with the rental.