ELECTRIC KICK SCOOTER IN PARIS – THE NEW MEANS OF TRANSPORT OF THE YOUNG GENERATION

Increasingly present in the Parisian public space, kicks scooters are the new means of transport for the young generation. But who are these operators who have their kicks scooters in the capital, and how to use them?

After the scooter with CITYSCOOT, the bike with VELIB ‘, it is now the electric kick scooters that have conquered the cityscape. In Paris users are more likely to use these electric scooters self-service to move. Being able to go up to 40km /h, these machines multiply in the capital.

In self-service from 06:00 am to 21:00 pm, the kick scooters are recharged at night. In parallel with their launch, companies have already begun to recruit “shippers”. Individuals who would pick up the kick scooters each night to bring them home, recharge the batteries, and then put them back on the sidewalk the next morning.

 In addition, these scooters are not allowed to drive on the sidewalk.

So which scooter to use and how? We tried them for you:

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LIME : it is the first company to arrive on the Paris market and already established in some American cities.

Design: large, thin and slender – black & neon green.

Speed: 24km / h max

Autonomy: 50 km

Price: Virtual wallet on the application, system of coupons of 10, 20, 50 euros – which must be recharged. 1 € to activate the Lime – 15 cents per minute

System:

Take it: download the Lime application – locate the scooter using the map – scan the barcode (found on the handlebars) with the camera of the application – add a payment method – roll, enjoy, cross Paris.

Put back into place: park the scooter where you want (as long as it does not bother) – “finish the race” on the app.

Age: 18 years – driving license.

 

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BIRD: electric birds

Design: small and compact – black.

Speed: 24km /h max

Price: 1 € to activate the Bird – 15 cents per minute.

System:

Take it: download the Bird app – find the scooter using the map – scan the bar code (found on the handlebars) with the camera – add a payment method – roll, enjoy, cross Paris.

Put back into place: park the scooter where you want (as long as it does not bother) – finish the race on the app.

Age: 18 years old 

 

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BOLT – Taxify the VTC platform that puts this service online.

Design: very colorful apple green – wants to be visible

Speed: 25km / h max

Price: 1 € to activate the Bolt – 15 cents per minute.

System:

Borrow it: download the application Taxify – locate the scooter using the card with the possibility to reserve his scooter for 3 minutes (the only market to offer this alternative) – scan the bar code (which is on the handlebars) with the camera of the application – add a means of payment – roll, enjoy, cross Paris.

Make it: park the kick scooter where you want (as long as it does not bother) – finish the race on the app.

Age: 18 years old

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WIND : the latest arrivals on the Paris market.

Design: blue / gray and yellow

Speed: 25km / h max

Price: 1 charge to activate the Wind – 15 cents per minute.

System:

To borrow it: download the application Wind (application of mobility or one finds other products: bicycle in self service or kick scooter) – scan the bar code (which is on the handlebars) with the camera of the application – add a means of payment – roll, enjoy, cross Paris.

Make it: park the scooter on an authorized and predefined area – finish the race on the app.

Age: 18 years old

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