UTA On Demand microtransit service arrives in Salt Lake City. Here’s how to use it
- Date: 12/13/2021
A new public transportation microtransit service — a cross between transitional public transit and rideshare technology — launched in Salt…
Mercedes-Benz announced today the unveiling of their latest vehicle, which just happens to be a folding electric scooter creatively named the eScooter. The scooter was produced via a partnership with the Swiss company Micro Mobility Systems AG.
Micro has been active in the micromobility space for years, and this isn’t even their first partnership with a German automotive company. Last year they worked with BMW to help that company create their own last-mile electric scooter.
But the model they’ve developed with Mercedes seems to be a bit stronger. It features a 500W peak rated hub motor in the front wheel, suspension in both wheels, and even packs in a 280Wh battery pack. While that’s not necessarily a chart-topping battery capacity in the e-bike world, it’s par for the course when it comes to last-mile electric scooters, and the company says it should be enough for a range of 25 km (15.5 miles).
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