Thanks to a new partnership between Nissan and Scoot Networks, 10 all-electric Nissan New Mobility Concept vehicles are now set to be added to the Scoot Networks mobility service in San Francisco, according to recent reports.
For those that are unfamiliar with the vehicle in question — the Nissan New Mobility Concept (also referred to as a Scoot Quad) is an all-electric, 2-seater compact vehicle possessing a range of 40 miles + a top speed of 25 mph. So, essentially, an urban smart car.
“As large cities continue to grow into megacities globally, we need to understand how transportation is changing and look ahead to anticipate what transportation needs will look like in the future,” stated Rachel Nguyen, executive director, Nissan Future Lab. “Scoot Networks is an ideal partner in this research project because they are fulfilling a need that has emerged in the San Francisco market, and they share a similar commitment to zero-emissions mobility.”
The Scoot Quad represents the company’s first 4-wheeler, and is a step towards a new market — especially considering the earlier focus on scooters.
“Scoot isn’t just for scooters,” stated Michael Keating, founder and CEO, Scoot Networks. “If it’s small, electric and fun, you will be able to find it in the Scoot app and ride it all over the city. We are proud to partner with Nissan to make a new form of urban electric mobility available to our riders.”
“Now, with the addition of the Scoot Quad to the Scoot Networks fleet, Nissan will be evaluating the role electric vehicles will play as transportation options and needs continue to evolve.”
The Scoot Quads are now already available (as of October 17), for those interested. All that one needs do to reserve one is download the Scoot Networks app, and proceed from there. Pricing is $8 per half-hour or $80 per day.