In the Silicon Valley, the rental of electric cars
Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Francisco and other cities of the western US coast with an active population are developing the service of renting personal electric transport. The greatest success was achieved by the young company Skip, founded by the authors of the startup Boosted board. It offers its customers the joint use of new generation electric cars designed for the urban environment.
In Skip they want their users to operate electric cars on a par with other city transport. And so, unlike competitors, they did not rely on innovative models, but on large, reliable machines from the Singapore company Minimotors. There is a complete suspension with good shock absorbers, plenty of legroom, lights and stop lights. The power reserve at full charge will be up to 50 km, the maximum speed is 28 km / h.
To use Skip, you need to have funds on the account at $ 0.15 per minute, find an electric car on one of the many sites and unblock it using QR code. At the end of the trip, you should simply leave the device on the site – a special city service for a share of the profits is engaged in permanent charging of their batteries and other maintenance.
This is the secret of the success of the project – it is tightly integrated into the existing urban infrastructure and does not compete with its traditional transport elements.