Often faster than regulators to date
E-scooters have become a permanent fixture in the urban transportation landscape. Known as micromobility or last-mile modes of transportation, riders can use them for short journeys of just a few kilometers – for example, from the train station to the workplace or for the trip downtown after leaving the car at a park-and-ride facility. All they have to do is pull out their cellphone, pull up the app, book a ride, and head off, meaning e-scooters are ready to go in just a matter of seconds. They are particularly prevalent around busy train stations and points of interest in the city center. In the German context, e-scooters are an exciting addition to local public transportation, especially for commuters and tourists visiting large cities like Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin.