Mahindra has partnered with Scoot Networks, an urban mobility solutions provider based in San Francisco, California. The partnership will have a brand new fleet of 500 Mahindra Genze electric scooters.
Commenting on the partnership, Anand Mahindra, the Chairman of Mahindra Group, said, "We are excited to partner with the terrific team at Scoot Networks to provide a sustainable solution to the growing challenges associated with urban commuting - parking, congestion, and pollution. The GenZe 2.0 is designed to intelligently address these challenges by offering relevant and affordable technology."
Michael Keating, the Founder and CEO of Scoot said, "We are proving that electric transportation can be both affordable and profitable. We now have the vehicles and resources we need to scale the business, thanks to our partnership with Mahindra and the ongoing support of our earlier investors."
Launched in October 2012, Scoot is a network of on-demand electric scooters throughout San Francisco. One can rent a scooter using only a smartphone, which also serves as the unlocking device for the scooter. No motorcycle license is required to rent a Scoot scooter.
The scooters can travel for around 25 miles (40km) on a full charge.