San Francisco Operator Gets First Ten of the e-Vehicles in U.S.
Nissan has deployed the first ten of its New Mobility Concept vehicles in the United States with Scoot Networks, a San Francisco provider of by-the-hour all-electric transportation. Scoot calls the 500-kilogram, 60-mile-range EV the Scoot Quad, as it’s joined a fleet of nearly 400 two-wheel battery EVs offered for rent.
“As large cities continue to grow into megacities globally, we need to understand how transportation is changing and look ahead to anticipate what transportation needs will look like in the future,” Nissan Future Lab executive director Rachel Nguyen said in a release.
“Scoot Networks is an ideal partner in this research project because they are fulfilling a need that has emerged in the San Francisco market, and they share a similar commitment to zero-emissions mobility,” she said.
‘Small, Electric, and Fun’
“Scoot isn’t just for scooters,” Scoot Networks founder and CEO Michael Keating says in the Nissan announcement. “If it’s small, electric and fun, you will be able to find it in the Scoot app and ride it all over the city.”
Nissan notes that it made its first delivery of a 100% battery electric Nissan Leaf to a San Francisco Bay Area resident in December 2010, and “has been making electric vehicles available to the mass market for nearly five years.” Nissan has sold more than 192,000 Nissan Leaf vehicles globally and about 86,000 in the United States.
New Leaf: 100 Miles+
Nissan also recently announced that the new 2016 Leaf boasts an EPA-rated 107 miles of range on the SV and SL models, making it “the first affordably priced electric car to get more than 100 miles of range on a single charge.”
“With the addition of the Scoot Quad to the Scoot Networks fleet, Nissan will be evaluating the role electric vehicles will play as transportation options and needs continue to evolve,” the automaker says.
In addition to the ten Scoot Quads from Nissan, Scoot Networks operates Scoot Classic battery electric scooters from China, 150 Scoot Cargo electric two-wheelers from Govecs in Germany, and several Brammo Enertia Super Scoot battery motorcycles.
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