City bikes have become a staple in Helsinki and Espoo and city scooters are set to become the next big thing in the region. The upcoming city scooter service will include both regular kick scooters and electric scooters. The first test area for the service is Vuosaari, with around 30 city scooter stations and 300 scooters. After downloading a mobile application, users can ride the scooters for a small fee. HSL and Samocat Sharing, the company responsible for the service, will run the test collaboratively.
The season will start on 15 April and run until the end of October.
The city scooter pilot is part of HSL’s Idealab project, which focuses on new types of mobility services in the HSL area.
The stations and available scooters will be included in the HSL Journey Planner. A fully charged electric scooter can travel up to 15 kilometers with a maximum speed of 25 km/h.