Whereas San Francisco solely permits Skip and Scoot to function as a part of the town’s shared electrical scooter pilot program, Hen has discovered a method to declare some market share. Hen is utilizing its enterprise license in San Francisco to introduce month-to-month private leases within the metropolis. This system allows folks to hire a scooter for $24.99 a month with no cap on the variety of rides.
When you place an order for the scooter, somebody from Hen will get in contact to rearrange the supply of the scooter, charger and lock. After your month is up, Hen will decide up the whole lot from you. Hen is ready to do that as a result of the legislation in San Francisco pertains to corporations that park the scooters on sidewalks and in different public areas.
“Renting a Hen for a whole month of limitless use will price much less than simply a few experience hail journeys or parking storage days in most cities,” Hen CEO Travis VanderZanden stated in a press release. “With private leases, we’re offering better entry to a sustainable type of transportation that folks can rely on for extra reasonably priced and handy every day commuting wants.”
Quickly, Hen can even convey leases to Barcelona, one other market the place Hen doesn’t supply shared electrical scooters. Scooter-sharing in SF and Barcelona is extremely regulated, so Hen’s supply program is a really neat method to not be hindered by regulation. By dropping off the scooters on to people, it’s akin to easily proudly owning your individual scooter — from the town’s perspective, that’s. The larger barrier for Hen, nonetheless, could also be how many individuals have already determined to easily by their very own scooters.
Hen first launched its supply product in October. On the time, the thought was to supply riders scooters each day. For now, Hen will supply one-month rental durations however could discover different durations sooner or later. Much like different subscription merchandise, folks can renew or cancel every time they need.