Scoot Networks launches Chile’s first shared e-scooter service
Michael Keating, Founder and CEO of Scoot, said: “Scoot is searching the world for the cities that are most ready to lead the transformation from a private, combustion past to a shared, electric future.”
Michael Keating, Founder and CEO of Scoot (left) and Joaquín Lavín, Mayor of Las Condes, Santiago (right) at the launch of Scoot in Las Condes
After a successful launch in Barcelona, Scoot has announced its expansion into Santiago, Chile – the first e-scooter launch in the city.
“We are excited for this new means of public transportation to enter Chile. This pilot programme will be available in the popular business district of Las Condes, where short trips are common. We look forward to people trying this new service and integrating it into their lives. This is a great opportunity for people to get out of their cars and reduce their environmental impact,” said Joaquín Lavín, Mayor of Las Condes.
The pilot programme in Las Condes allows Scoot to operate a fleet of shared electric kick scooters across the district, which will grow to 500 vehicles throughout the pilot.
In partnership with the Mayor, Scoot is entering Santiago as the first city in Chile to operate shared electric kick scooters.
Michael Keating, Founder and CEO of Scoot, said: “Scoot is searching the world for the cities that are most ready to lead the transformation from a private, combustion past to a shared, electric future. We are here to support that leadership and bring to Santiago all the benefits of fast, affordable, electric mobility.”
Scoot believes that all cities will eventually have shared light electric vehicles (LEVs) providing fast, fun and affordable transportation options for residents. Some cities will be ready for shared LEVs sooner than others and will embrace them at different rates.
“Scoot’s launch in Santiago will set an example of the impact shared LEVs can have. They reduce air pollution, increase safety on the streets, retain money in the local economy and make all mobility more affordable,” said Gonzalo Cortez, General Manager for Santiago.