Company Rolls Out Electric Scooter Fleet in St. Paul

Lime-S scooters Photo: AP photo
Lime-S scooters

August 07, 2018 09:07 AM

Following a decision last week by the St. Paul City Council to approve a pilot program, Lime announced it was unveiling a fleet that will number around 150 electric scooters in the city Tuesday morning.

In a release, the company said it may adjust the fleet size in the weeks to come, based upon rider demand and consultation with city officials.

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The scooters cost $1 to unlock and 15 cents per minute of riding, according to the release. 

The company said it will collect its scooters on a daily basis, charge them overnight, and redistribute them the next day in approved areas. 

The release said the scooters are the same ones that have been being used in Minneapolis over the past few weeks.

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The program approved by the St. Paul City Council followed earlier attempts this summer to introduce scooters without official permission.

Lime, a startup based in San Mateo, California, recently drew investment from Uber.

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