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URB-E, the startup that creates foldable electric scooters, is launching a transportation system designed to promote scooter sharing on colleges campuses and other large residential developments.
One of URB-E’s first deployments is on USC’s campus in Los Angeles, where they will provide over 40,000 rides this year. Campuses like USC will pay URB-E for the entire system, which is the docking stations, a fleet of scooters, and a management solution which includes maintenance and support. The startup installed 50 docking stations throughout the campus, and students and faculty can pay $9 a day or $45 a week to rent an URB-E.
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USC students can also apply any money spent on rentals to the purchase of their own URB-E, making the sharing program a new potential sales channel for the startup. URB-E also opened a physical store on USC’s campus for students to learn more and purchase their different scooters, which start at $899.
At USC URB-E’s scooters can be used to go from class to class, but their 20 mile range and 15MPH speed...
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