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Not to be outdone, Lyft launches dockless scooters in San Diego a day after competitor Uber

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Posted at 10:17 AM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 13:18:37-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It took a mere two days for San Diego's dockless scooter war to become that much more interesting.

Thursday, ride-sharing service Lyft launched its own dockless scooters in San Diego, a day after competing company Uber released about 300 of its own scooters into the city.

Much like Uber's JUMP scooters, Lyft allows riders to access scooters through its mobile app to reserve a scooter or unlock one on the spot. Lyft also charges $1 to unlock its scooter and $0.10 every minute to ride.

RELATED: Uber introduces reservable e-scooters to San Diego's dockless transportation mix

Lyft adds that the company will donate $1 for every scooter ride to Circulate San Diego and Vision Zero through the end.

“We’re thrilled to bring Lyft Scooters to San Diego and provide safe, affordable and sustainable mobility options - all within a single app,” Kyle Zuvella, Lyft market manager for San Diego, said in a release.

San Diego is the third Southern California city to receive the Lyft scooters and joins Uber in competing for riders with Lime and Bird scooters, which have operated in town since early this year.