Swiftmile will be the “gas station” for Austin electric scooters and bicycles
Anyone riding an electric scooter knows that the possibility of finding a powered electric scooter is quite low. Swiftmile has just signed a contract with Austin to provide charging piles for urban and private operators for parking electric scooters and electric bikes.
What Swiftmile offers is good for operators, drivers and cities. Operators can offer customers better (charged) products, increase the likelihood of finding electric scooters, and cities can better control sidewalk clutter and problems related to improper parking. Unfortunately, this is not good for those who rely on charging scooters to get extra income.
Swiftmile will be deployed in Austin with plans to start at 10 stations with approximately 80 parking lots. The company hopes to complete it by the end of the year. Austin has become a major micro-transportation center with seven suppliers operating a total of 17,600 vehicles in the city. In fact, it has become a place for many other cities to seek regulation.