Uber intends to launch rental for electric bicycles and scooters in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The company expects from the Ukrainian capital to fulfill the necessary infrastructure conditions
16:59, 15 May 2019

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Uber Company seeks the opportunity to launch services for rental of electric bicycles and electric scooters in Kyiv provided the infrastructure problem would be solved. The regional Uber manager in the UK, the North, and East Europe Jamie Heywood stated, Interfax-Ukraine reported.

“You know that Uber has bought the service for the rental of electric bicycles Jump. The manufacturer is currently increasing the pace of production of equipment - we are talking about the production of electric bicycles and scooters. We have not signed any conditions with the Mayor of Kyiv yet, because firstly it is necessary to ensure the possibility of safe trips by bicycles around the city. My task is to bring the transport to the country when the safe routes will be provided,” he said.

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According to the report, the rules using the electric scooters should be created as well.

“Uber suggests the wider service, and I have seen this abroad, where there are propositions concerning electric bicycles and electric scooters. I would be very happy to spread this service in our city,” Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko outlined.  

Uber Technologies Inc. (doing business as Uber) is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cab, food delivery, and transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in 633 cities worldwide. Its platforms can be accessed via their websites and mobile apps. Uber has been prominent in the sharing economy, so much so that the changes in industries as a result of it have been referred to as Uberisation.

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