URB-E’s launching a scooter sharing community in school campuses and resorts
URB-E, the startup that creates foldable electrical scooters, is launching a transportation system designed to advertise scooter sharing on schools campuses and different massive residential developments.
One among URB-E’s first deployments is on USC’s campus in Los Angeles, the place they may present greater than 40,000 rides this 12 months. Campuses like USC pays URB-E for your entire system, which is the docking stations, a fleet of scooters and a administration resolution, which incorporates upkeep and help. The startup put in 50 docking stations all through the campus, and college students and school will pay $9 a day or $45 per week to lease an URB-E.
USC college students can also apply any cash spent on leases to the acquisition of their very own URB-E, making the sharing program a brand new potential gross sales channel for the startup. URB-E additionally opened a bodily retailer on USC’s campus for college kids to be taught extra and buy their completely different scooters, which begin at $899.
At USC, URB-E’s scooters can be utilized to go from class to class, however their 20-mile vary and 15 MPH pace imply in addition they can be utilized to commute to and from campus, or actually anyplace in downtown LA.
USC and Los Angeles as an entire are notably good places for URB-E’s sharing system. Whereas Los Angeles does have a city-run bike-share program it’s a lot smaller than packages in cities like New York, and doesn’t have any stations close to USC’s campus. “With visitors at an all-time excessive and public transportation available however not at all times accessible, URB–E at USC helps us join our campus with your entire metropolis,” defined Tony Mazza, director of transportation at USC.
URB-E additionally has put in their system at resorts and residential communities, together with the Fairmont Miramar and The Argonaut in San Fransisco. As a result of these properties buy the system upfront from URB-E they’ll resolve on their very own pricing construction, so a resort might present free entry to friends whereas a university campus or condo advanced might customise their very own pricing construction.
Take a look at the video beneath from CES 2017 to see a hands-on demo of URB-E’s newest fashions.