Revel launches shared motor scooter operations into Brooklyn
After a successful nine-month pilot throughout Queens and Brooklyn, Revel has expanded operation of its shared motor scooters by increasing its fleet from 68 to 1,000 scooters.
Revel has launched 1,000 new shared electric mopeds throughout Brooklyn and Queens.
The expansion comes as the company wraps up its nine-month pilot programme, with 68 mopeds operating in Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint.
Revel is the only New York-based company that provides residents and visitors of Brooklyn and Queens access to shared electric mopeds.
Users register on the app with their driver’s license, and can then reserve and ride the nearest moped. The new e-mopeds are built for two riders and will replace the original 68 vehicles.
They are U.S. Department of Transportation safety certified, registered with the New York Department of Vehicles (DMV), and include insurance and helmets.
Revel is also introducing a more flexible pricing structure. Now, each rider is charged $1 to start their ride and $0.25 per minute thereafter, helping lower the cost of last-mile trips while still remaining an affordable long-distance option for users traversing neighbourhoods.
The first minute of every ride – known as a “safety minute” – is free, giving users time to put their helmet on and stay safe.
Revel has opened a new 10,000ft2 operations facility in Red Hook to accommodate the expanded operations and added staff so users can continue to rely on the same reliable customer service that existing ridership has come to expect.
Revel Co-Founder and CEO, Frank Reig, said: “We are thrilled to bring a fun and easy way to get around more of Brooklyn and Queens. During the nine-month pilot, we learned what worked well, what needed fixing, and what users wanted from the service going forward, and we took those lessons to improve the service for everyone.”
Revel Co-Founder and COO, Paul Suhey, said: “Over the last nine months, we have seen our mopeds become an important part of riders’ routines and an integrated part of the transit landscape. Expanding to 1,000 mopeds across Brooklyn and Queens will help even more New Yorkers meet their transportation needs. Revel is here to stay in New York City.”