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

Posted: 11:58 AM, Dec 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-19 20:54:13Z
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Ride-sharing service Uber is expanding its dockless transportation offerings in San Diego Wednesday, introducing e-scooters to the city's streets.

Uber's JUMP e-scooters will work similarly to the company's JUMP bicycles, allowing users to either reserve a scooter or walk up to one and unlock it via the Uber app.

The scooters also bear a similar resemblance to competing Lime scooters, though instead sporting a red and black color scheme.

To kick start the service, Uber is offering free rides and helmets through Jan. 9, 2019. Riders can get up to five, 30-minute rides per day. Scooters will then cost $1 to unlock and $0.10 a minute after the free rides have been used.

San Diego is the fourth city to receive the company's scooter service. Just last month, Uber introduced JUMP bicycles to San Diego, adding about 300 bikes to the city's plentiful dockless transportation options.