Can you rent an electric motorcycle with a cell phone?
According to China’snetwork to understand, Zipcar is a very famous car rental service providers, and Scoot Networks do is to rent electric motorcycles.
Whenever I go to SF, I usually do not rent a car, I used to take a taxi or use Uber’s private car to take the service, but most are walking.
This week I tried a new method, a company called Scoot Networks start-up company, the company known as the “electric car industry” Zipcar. “We all know that Zipcar is a very famous car rental service providers, and Scoot Networks did rent electric motorcycles.I and my colleagues yesterday rented a motorcycle, we rode it to attend various meetings.
The company’s electric motorcycle is very light, the displacement is only 50cc, although not as I have been riding in New York 150CC Vespa so powerful, but also gave me a very perfect experience, yesterday’s riding I was very satisfied.
How to use Scoot Networks to provide services? Your phone is your key, open Scoot Networks, register and use its online software, and then put your phone on the motorcycle handle stand, connect to Scoot Networks, through authentication, The server will send unlock code to the phone, the tire will automatically unlock.
The user can use a smartphone to find the location of the nearest electric motorcycle (as with Zipcar). The phone also works as a virtual dashboard, which can provide information such as maps, speed, and traffic. The electric car can reach 30 miles per hour (about 48 kilometers per hour) and the maximum distance is 20-30 miles. Once the motorcycle stops at the parking point, it starts charging automatically.
The future Scoot will upgrade the service, the user can park the car at a more convenient parking point, without having to return to the original parking. The price is $ 5 / hour. No need to pay another insurance, do not have to have a motorcycle driver’s license, but new users must pay $ 10 to learn how to ride a motorcycle, and the ride must take a helmet, Scoot Networks is currently only in San Francisco to provide services, but they plan the future Expand to other areas.
Since its inception last year, Scoot has received $ 775,000 in investment, including Tim Young (from Aboutme and Socialcast), Jerry Fiddler (from Zygote Ventures and Wind River), Shane Johnson (Paintbrush Capital), Joanne Wilson, Lisa Gansky (Mesh Labs, Ofoto), Mark Jacobstein (Qualcomm, iSkoot), Greenstart, and Athos Aramis.