Shared electric scooters to launch Pittsburgh fleet in June

Pittsburgh-based Scoobi announced that its shared dockless electric scooter fleet will launch in June.

The initial launch will include 100 electric scooters, meant to fill the gap between public transit and rideshare options, according to a news release.

The company operates a mobile app where users can locate scooters available and select a vehicle that is held for 10 minutes. Then the app allows the vehicle chosen by the user to be started and provides access to a trunk with two different-sized helmets.

Scoobi scooters have a 30 miles per hour maximum speed with a range of up to 34 miles per battery charge. The scooters can be driven by anyone with a standard Class C driver’s license, since in Pennsylvania, a Class M motorcycle driver’s license is only required for vehicles over 50cc.