Last revised: 9/29/2022
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Developments in the Industry and Equipment

The Players

A Highly Competitive (and Not Yet Profitable?) Business

Improvements in the E-Scooters Themselves (Including Durability and Recycling Measures)

Alternative Modes of Providing E-Scooters (Sales, Cash Rental, Long-Term Rental, Group Rental)

Structuring the Staff Needed for Charging, Repairing, and Redeployment (and Equipment Changes Designed to Make the Charging and Maintenance More Efficient)

Parking and Charging Stations Combined with User or Charger Incentives for Their Use

Developments that May Assist Enforcement of Local Rules or Rider Safety

Scooter Companies Lobbying against Tighter State Regulation

Vandalism

Vulnerability to Hacking

Effects of the Pandemic