Uber's electric scooter JUMP arrives in Auckland

The JUMP e-scooters.
The JUMP e-scooters. Photo credit: Supplied/Uber

Uber's electric scooters have arrived in Auckland.

The well-known ride-sharing and food delivery service launched its JUMP e-scooters in New Zealand's biggest city on Tuesday. 

They'll be operational from Mission Bay and Remuera to Point Chevalier and as far as Royal Oak and One Tree Hill.

In total, there will be 735 e-scooters across the city and people will be able to hire them via the Uber smartphone app.

JUMP's e-scooters already operate in Wellington.

A spokesperson said safety is a big focus of the Auckland rollout.

"The JUMP e-scooters being introduced are the latest version which are custom-made for shared transportation.

"Designed with a focus on safety, simplicity, and durability, the scooter frame is bigger and more durable with larger wheels and better suspension to more easily navigate rough spots in the road or footpath."

E-scooter company Lime had its fleet of scooters dumped from Auckland last month over safety concerns.

During the coming weeks, Uber says it will host safety demonstrations and trials across the city.