Revel, the largest electric moped sharing company in the US, has just added Miami to its growing list of cities.
The south Florida city becomes Revel’s fourth area of operations after New York City, Washington, D.C., and Austin.
Revel began to place 750 new all-electric scooters around the streets of Miami this morning. The scooters are based on the NIU N-Sharing model and can reach speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h). Each scooter comes with two DOT-certified helmets, though riders can also bring their own. And the scooters can fit two riders at a time, allowing tandem riding.
Riders must be at least 21 years old and pass an initial safe-driving record check before they can sign up for the service.
Upon successfully signing up, riders can rent the electric mopeds for $1 to start and $0.29 per minute. Riders simply locate one of Revel’s seated electric scooters nearby using the smartphone app and then can rent the vehicle directly through the app.
While the scooters are fairly easy to operate and will feel familiar to anyone who has ridden a bicycle before, they certainly have more power than a typical electric bicycle. Revel offers free, in-person safety training classes seven days a week that can help newcomers learn proper riding skills.