More e-scooters to hit the streets of Auckland

Another company is about to launch hundreds of electric scooters onto Auckland streets next month.

Auckland Council has given the go-ahead for Wave to release 500 of the vehicles.

It comes after ride-sharing operator Lime launched its scooters more than a week ago.

The council has ordered an urgent report into the safety of the scooters, after Councillor Christine Fletcher said she was almost taken out by a rider on a Lime scooter.

Lime scooters are available for users to hire through an app for $1 and cost a further 30 cents per minute of use.

There were 500 scooters dropped in Auckland and 400 in Christchurch, with plans to have more within the month. They can reportedly go up to 30km/h.

Wave will drop its scooters around the city on November 30.


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