Saturna Green, A Vancouver based startup is developing the first fully integrated electric scooter sharing service in the World and we had the chance to be one of the first to test out their scooters and take them for a spin near their headquarters in Gastown.
Two of us had never ridden a scooter before, but luckily, the Saturna Green scooters are very light compared to most scooters and they are fairly easy to use. Once we understood how to gently rotate the right handle and balance our weight by gaining a bit of speed, it only took us about 15 minutes to get used to riding the scooter!
We believe these scooters are going to be perfect for getting around Vancouver because they are faster than bikes but would be much cheaper and easier to park than cars. They might even be as cost effective as public transportation!
Just like other car sharing services that are already being used in Vancouver (Evo, Car2go, Zip Car, and modo), the Saturna Green scooters will be seamlessly integrated with a smart phone app so that users could easily find, reserve, use and park/recharge the scooters.
We're really looking forward to Vancouver being a scooter driving city, especially because these electric scooters would contribute to the reduction of traffic and pollution!
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