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That's what the headline says, anyway...

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"The Taiwanese startup Gogoro announced this week that it plans to grow its fleet of shared scooters in Berlin to 1,000 vehicles by April 1... The program launched with 200 Gogoro Smartscooters, but the company is adding an additional 800 because of growing demand, a spokesperson for the company told Business Insider."


http://www.businessinsider.com/gogoro-smartscooters-features-2017-3

edit: fixed the link.
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Link doesn't appear to be working.

For anyone to purport being the "Tesla of scooters", they'd need to present something that meets or surpasses the performance and range specs of the best conventional stuff, the way Tesla's Model S does: a simply amazing vehicle with no ifs, ands, buts or asterisks appended (except perhaps for the tab). The motorcycling world kinda-sorta has this with the Lightning (still sucks on range, mind-blowing in every other metric). Should happen eventually, but I don't see it here yet.
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Working link:
http://www.businessinsider.com/gogoro-smartscooters-features-2017-3/?r=AU&IR=T/#nowhere-near-as-good-as-a-modern-vespa

I have to say, advertising with that image is just asking for people to trash the rentals.

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znomit: Thanks!

Overall, not too shabby for the purpose, though I agree the tire-smoking photo is sort of asking for trouble (besides probably being a tad misleading).
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I could build the "Tesla " of anything if the government gave me billions in grants.
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I'd say that (feckin badass!) pic is geared more toward potential investors than to potential renters.
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