Winter Is Coming, for Scooters

Scooter operators such as Lime, Bird, Skip, Spin, Lyft, and Jump all have plans to continue to deploy scooters where they can, weather-permitting. The companies all have plans to monitor for cold temperatures, icy conditions, and snowfall, to pause service or remove scooters from the roads…

So far, Denver’s experience shows that, while e-scooters may be no one’s idea of ideal transportation in extreme winter conditions, they can still operate. Schultz, who’s active on charger forums on Reddit, says he has seen complaints from fellow chargers about scooters taking extra time to start charging when it’s around freezing. Others have encountered battery reading errors, where charge levels fluctuate from making available scooters because they appear low but then become unavailable for pick-up if they warm up.