The San Francisco scooter rental network includes now the American-made Mahindra GenZe 2.0 scooter.
Scoot Networks keeps growing. After adding the GOVECS scooter and Nissan’s Quad (a Renault Twizy clone) to its fleet last year, the San Francisco-based start-up is adding the 50cc-equivalent GenZe 2.0 electric scooter.
We presented the GenZe 2.0 two years ago:
We liked the GenZe, but its market introduction seemed laborious, with several delays. It is now finally available in selected markets, and GenZe just recently announced its first dealer in San Francisco. Scoot will get 100 units a month for the foreseeable future, according to the firm. Which means that the GenZe 2.0 (called “Scoot” by the rental firm) will probably start to replace the original Scoot scooters, based on a Chinese model, and now called “Classic”. The GOVECS keeps the name of “Cargo”.
The rental price is the same for all 3 scooters:
Priced at $3,000, the Ann Arbor, MI-manufactured GenZe 2.0 is much cheaper than the GOVECS (starting at over $5,000), and it might become a serious competitor among electric scooter rental companies, here and in Europe. Will the GenZe 2.0 also become a retail success among private buyers in the US? Let’s hope so.