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The company’s shared e-bikes have already been rolled out in New York, California and Washington
August 14, 2023
Micromobility company Veo has announced it is moving into the personal scooter market with the launch of its seated electric scooter, Cosmo X.
The launch will begin with the sale of 1,000 scooters this year, with plans to expand if the project proves successful.
“At a time when e-bike sales are outpacing electric car sales, Veo’s made-to-order, custom-designed Comso X is poised to transform the private micromobility industry,” the company said in a press release.
The Cosmo X is integrated with several IoT sensors, providing users with advanced security through the vehicle’s GPS tracking and locking features, as well as real-time status updates on vehicle speed and battery life.
The news follows Veo’s ongoing expansion plans for its shared e-bikes in the U.S.
The company rolled out its e-bikes and standing scooters in Rochester, New York and Santa Monica, California earlier this summer, as well as in Washington, DC in February this year.
The announcement comes as cities are increasingly turning to emissions-free, shared mobility solutions to keep cities sustainable and connected.
Veo was one of three micromobility companies to be awarded New York City’s e-scooter permit in April 2021, alongside Lime and Bird, as part of the city’s project testing different micromobility solutions on its streets.
Under the program, the companies were expected to bring as many as 3,000 Bird, Lime and e-scooters to the East Bronx in its first phase, and up to 6,000 in its second phase.
“This is an exciting announcement as we officially bring shared micromobility to the East Bronx community,” said Hank Gutman, New York City Department of Transportation commissioner. “With safety as our top priority, we look forward to a continued collaboration with Bird, Lime and Veo, elected officials and local Bronx communities to make e-scooter share an effective, convenient, and equitable way to get around.”
Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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