Uber is launching an electric scooter pilot in San Francisco, in partnership with San Francisco Bike Rentals. The scooter pilot program will consist of two models, and both will feature three wheels. During the pilot test, the scooters will not be available to customers through the Uber platform. The company indicated that rides will cost $0.33 per minute, however, low-income plans will also be available.
Uber also released a statement about its new pilot program, "We’re committed to helping improve access to transportation for everyone in San Francisco and we believe our adaptive scooters will do just that — especially for people who either don’t need mobility assistance at home, or don’t qualify for home scooter purchase programs, but who still face limited options in public.”
Overall it is clear that Uber's test program is attempting to increase mobility options for individuals in the San Francisco area.
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