OjO Electric Corp., a Light Electric Vehicle (LEV) mobility solutions company, has announced the expansion of its electric rideshare scooter service in Austin and Dallas.
As part of the expansion, OjO will increase its fleet from 100 to 500 seated electric scooters for added mobility within the cities.
OjO partnered with Austin Commuter Scooter LLC, the operator of the Austin B-cycle System, and within Dallas with Shift Transit. These relationships allow for access to consumers as well as oversight by experienced local teams for scooter deployment, balancing, service and repair, and 24/7 customer service telephone support lines for users, according to the company.
"We are thrilled to expand our partnerships with Austin Commuter Scooter and Shift Transit to bring more OjOs to the Austin and Dallas area," says Matt Tolan, OjO’s head of sales and partnerships. "It is a key part of our strategy to collaborate with local government officials, such as the Austin Transportation Department's Mobility Group and the Dallas Department of Transportation, to allow us to better understand local market needs and be able to provide sustainable mobility solutions that service the public's transportation needs while also reducing carbon emissions and congestion."
The OjO scooter has a swappable 48-volt lithium ion battery that allows it to go up to 50 miles on a full charge. In addition, the HyperGear hub motor propels the OjO scooter to bike-lane-legal top speeds of 20 mph. By encouraging increased mileage traveled and drive time in rideshare through scooter design, OjO's goal is to reduce cars on the road and carbon emissions, according to the company.
OjO's V2 scooter features integrated GPS technology. Pricing starts at $1.25 plus 18 cents to 25 cents per minute.