Washington DC, US - Sanjay Dastoor, the former CEO of electric skateboard manufacturer Boosted Boards, is branching out into two-wheeled modes of urban transport. He has today launched Skip, a new scooter sharing service kicking off in Washington DC.
Skip’s scooters will be dockless, powering around the city at up to 29 km/h on a 36 V 350 W hub motor
Dastoor points to his track record of not just developing popular electric skateboards, but working with authorities to gain the necessary permits before putting them on the streets, as a reason why Skip will succeed where others have not. At least not yet.
Dockless scooter sharing services have sprung up all over the west coast of the US recently. By their nature, dockless scooters can be left anywhere a user desires, with locals complaining of cluttered sidewalks and the San Francisco City Attorney's Office issuing a cease and desist letter to three companies for "unlawful operation" in the city.
Skip's scooters will also be dockless, powering around the city at up to 29km/h on a 36 V, 350 W hub motor, with each charge of the battery good for a 48km. They are fitted with dual suspension and LED headlights, taillights and brake lights for safety.
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