SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2018--Since 2012, commuters and visitors across the Bay Area have logged over 5.3 million miles on shared electric motor scooters from San Francisco-based – enjoying an affordable, eco-friendly way to get around town, while preventing over 5 million pounds of CO 2 from entering the atmosphere.

As part of its ongoing mission to provide “Electric Vehicles for Everyone,” Scoot announced it will offer attendees of the Global Action Climate Summit free access to its network of over 1,000 shared electric scooters during the September 12-14 conference in San Francisco. To demonstrate the environmental impact of shared electric vehicles, Scoot will also offer a “Free Ride Day” for the entire city of San Francisco on Thursday, September 13. Participants will receive a credit on Scoot’s mobile app to ride the company’s vehicles for up to 30 minutes, free-of-charge.

Scoot’s “Free Ride Day” is presented in partnership with Fremont, Calif.-based , which is the major supplier for Scoot’s fleet of electric motor scooters in San Francisco. As part of a free-floating shared vehicle network, Scoot vehicles utilize the IoT technology in GenZe electric scooters to track each vehicle’s location.

“Free Ride Day is a way for us to demonstrate that San Francisco is a global leader in personal, sustainable transportation. Scoot has managed to seamlessly integrate into the city’s existing systems and infrastructure and make the process effortless for new riders,” said GenZe CEO Vish Palekar.

Scoot operates thousands of motor scooters and e-Bikes in San Francisco and Barcelona, Spain. The company is undertaking further expansion into cities across Western Europe and the Americas throughout next year.

“Scoot’s mission is to reduce global carbon emissions and traffic congestion by providing multi-modal, electric transportation,” said Scoot Founder and CEO Michael Keating. “The Global Climate Action Summit is a landmark event. We are pleased to align with our transportation partner, GenZe, to share how our vehicles offer a reliable, affordable and fun way to contribute to the climate solution, right here in San Francisco.”

New and existing riders across San Francisco can participate in the “Free Ride Day” on September 13 by accessing the Scoot app on iOS and Android phones. Existing Scoot riders will receive a credit to their account, while new riders can use the promo code GCAS18 during signup to receive a credit for 30 minutes of free riding. Rides longer than the free 30 minutes are 10 cents per minute. To download the Scoot app and for more details on the electric scooter fleet, visit www.scoot.co.

About Scoot Networks

As cities worldwide search for sustainable solutions to curb increasing traffic congestion and emissions, Scoot offers a convenient, affordable and scalable solution that provides immediate relief. Scoot operates shared networks of thousands of electric vehicles, ranging from electric kick scooters to electric bikes to electric motor scooters. Scoot serves tens of thousands of riders monthly, who have logged over 8 million electric kilometers. The company launched in Barcelona, Spain this summer and plans to introduce its service in additional cities across Western Europe and the Americas over the next year.

Companies and brands can join Scoot in their mission to reduce climate change by sponsoring the Scoot fleet through custom sponsorship offerings. Learn more at scoot.co/sponsorship.

For more information on Scoot, visit:  www.scoot.co or follow us at facebook.com/scootnetworks, on Twitter @ScootNetworks and @ScootNetworks on Instagram.

About GenZe

GenZe has a simple motto: “Two Wheels. One Planet. Zero Emissions.” We are committed to providing easily-accessible personal transportation through e-Bikes and e-Scooters loaded with smart, connected technology and powered by sustainable, zero-emissions electric energy.

GenZe manufactures and assembles in Ann Arbor, Michigan with corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley. GenZe is a division of the globally-expanding $19 billion Mahindra Group, which focuses on enabling people to rise through new and better solutions to tomorrow’s challenges. The Mahindra Group is a worldwide leader in aerospace, automotive, utility vehicles, tractors, motorcycles, clean energy, and more.

For more information on GenZe, visit us at www.genze.com or follow us on social media at Facebook.com/RideGenZe, @RideGenZe on Twitter, and @RideGenZe on Instagram.

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