Blue Duck rideshare scooters about to roll into San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - A new rideshare company is about to move San Antonio.
"Within a matter of a few days, you'll begin seeing lots of these,” said Eric Matthew Bell from Blue Duck Scooters. “In areas you associate with the main urban core.”
They’re called Blue Duck Scooters.
"These are a daytime, work oriented device,” said Bell.
Blue Duck Scooters is a new startup company, based in San Antonio. The company plans to use “dockless” electric scooters, that work through a cellphone application.
"It shows you where the nearest one is. You click on it. Go and find it. “Then, you're off.”
It will cost users $1 to unlock a scooter. Then, it’s an additional 15 cents per minute of use.
Roughly 1,000 of these new scooters will soon be scattered across downtown.
The electric scooters can travel around 15 mph.
“You can ride it anywhere that anyone would ride a bike,” said Bell.
One possible concern is what problems have occurred in other cities, from different rideshare scooter companies. Since the scooters are dockless, they sometimes can pile up in places they shouldn’t be.
"I have very limited concerns, around there being graveyards of scooters,” said Bell.
We’re told the scooters will be picked-up every night for recharging and services. The scooters will be available from sunrise to sunset.
We introduced Surgio Guerrero to a Blue Duck Scooter. Guerrero tells us that he had never ridden a scooter before.
"As far as riding it, it was a piece of cake,” said Guerrero.
The company is expected to introduce these scooters to San Antonio within “days”.
In order to rent the electric scooter, you must be 18-years-old, have a license, and a credit card.