June 7, 2019

First Approved Scooter Company Launches in Richmond

June 7, 2019

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond’s first officially sanctioned scooter company has launched, deploying about 500 scooters the city.

Mayor Levar Stoney helped Bolt Mobility celebrate its launch Thursday.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the company has hired 12 employees to help maintain its fleet and paid the city a $45,000 permit fee.

Richmond and other Virginia cities previously have impounded other electric scooters operated by companies that have launched without approval.