Electric scooters have become a popular method of transportation, but with so many people now using them, issues are bound to arise. Electric scooter companies like Bird and Lime seem to have delivered their fleet of electric scooters without a plan; they didn’t know what rules of the road electric scooter riders would have to follow, and they didn’t have a reliable maintenance plan for the scooters. Learn why electric scooters have a maintenance problem.
A Myriad of Safety and Maintenance Issues
Since their launch, electric scooter riders have reported a myriad of safety problems, including loose handlebars, defective lights, malfunctioning brakes, and more. Recently, riders were being harmed by “sudden excessive braking” on Lime’s electric scooters. A few months before that, Lime had to recall one of its scooter models entirely after reports that they would break apart during use.
In addition to their structural issues, Bird and Lime have relied on a questionable method of maintenance for their scooter fleet. Up until recently, Bird relied on freelance technicians to pick up and repair their scooters. Lime still relies on freelance workers to pick up their scooters, transport them in their own vehicles, charge them, and drop them back off on city streets. This makes it difficult to trace maintenance issues back to their source when so many different “juicers” are handling the scooters.
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