Lyft introduces pink-wheeled scooter that it says is better for scooter sharing
Lyft is introducing its first scooter model built specifically for scooter sharing. It’s meant to be more durable, with a longer battery life and bike-like brakes. The scooters are available in Denver, the first place Lyft rolled out its scooters last year.
The new hand brake, on the left handlebar, is much like the ones on bikes, and will stop both wheels if pulled. The new frame, made by Segway, doesn’t fold, which Lyft says makes it sturdier; the company also said the scooter’s base is 20 percent wider, clocking in at 6.2 inches.The new batteries will hold a charge for about 35 to 40 miles.
Earlier this week, Uber also announced a more-rugged scooter at its Elevate conference, and will introduce it in the US on June 24th. The industry…