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E-Scooters Return to St. George, Utah After Six-Month Hiatus

Published on Sep 14, 2020 at 7:50 am in Electric Scooters.

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Officials in St. George hope to keep e-scooters long-term after a six-month hiatus because. When the program began in 2019, the introduction was successful. A year later, however, the company managing the scooter fleet did not renew its contract with Spin, the e-scooter company.

When the partnership began, Spin, a unit of Ford Motor Company, provided more than 200 scooters to St. George. Boston-based Zagster picked up the management and maintenance duties. When Zagster failed to renew its partnership with Spin, St. George officials were left trying to determine how to proceed.

Uber Pledges 100% Electric Vehicles by 2030

Published on Sep 9, 2020 at 7:41 am in News.

On September 8, 2020, Uber announced that 100% of ride-hailing trips will take place in electric vehicles by 2030 in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company plans to have 100% electric vehicles worldwide by 2040.

According to The Verge, Uber does not plan on paying drivers to trade in their gas-burning vehicles for electric ones. Instead, Uber plans to impose an extra fee on trips completed in an electric vehicle. The hope is that this will incentivize drivers to make the switch.