Scooters appear to be the next area of focus for ride-sharing services. Lyft had announced a couple of months back that it was going to put bikeshare systems across the country as it seeks to grow further. The company today announced the launch of its first electric scooters for users in Denver.

Denver is going to be Lyft’s first market in the United States for shared electric scooters. The company confirms that it has been granted permits to operate electric bikes and scooters by the public works agency of Denver. However, it’s only going to be offering scooters initially.

Around 350 scooters will be available at the start of which 100 will be placed in the city’s “opportunity zones,” they are the areas that are designated as low-income and underserved by public transportation.

Users will be able to rent scooters between 6AM and 8PM daily so they won’t be available around the clock. They will cost $1 to unlock and riders will be charged 15 cents for each minute of riding.

The scooters, made by Xiaomi, have a top speed of almost 15 mph and a range of 15 miles. Users will be able to locate the scooters through the Lyft app which will also tell them the mileage and battery range before they decide to pay $1 to unlock one.

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