Sprint legend Usain Bolt was on Tuesday announced as the global spokesperson for scooter company Bolt Mobility.
Bolt Mobility announced the launch of its hi-tech, consumer-focused personal electric scooters at a news conference on the steps of New York City Hall in New York.
Bolt Mobility was founded in 2018 and the company says it plans to fill transportation gaps with micro-mobility solutions in cities across the US.
It says its scooters feature swappable batteries, space for shopping bags, phone chargers, drink and coffee cup holders, among other things.
Bolt Mobility says personal e-scooters are the future of sustainable and equitable transportation, adding that it is prepared to revolutionise transportation that will help alleviate transit issues including congestion and poor air quality.