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Veo E-Scooters Resume Operations in Providence
[June 25, 2020]

Veo E-Scooters Resume Operations in Providence


PROVIDENCE, R.I. and CHICAGO, June 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Micromobility's innovation leader, Veo, formerly known as VeoRide, is pleased to announce its industry leading shared e-scooters will be returning to the streets of Providence beginning Friday, June 26th.

Veo's service had been suspended since Mar 13th at the request of local leaders. However, thanks to the swift efforts of the state of Rhode Island and the City of Providence to flatten the curve and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, conditions are now such that the popular scooters can be reintroduced.

"This week, we are thrilled to announce that Veo e-scooters will be up-and-running, offering Providence residents and visitors a safe and affordable alternative mode of transportation," said Matt Briggs, Regional General Manager, Veo.

The company will be resuming operations with a limited fleet of 100 scooters beginning Friday, June 26th and adding additional numbers to the streets daily. The full fleetof 300 scooters will be available before the 4th of July weekend. The fleet will function normally, available across town from 5 AM to 10 PM daily.



The only significant change will be the strict sanitation protocols being followed by Veo in Providence to protect its riders and workers. Veo's e-scooters in Providence will be wiped down daily on all touchable surfaces with virus killing disinfectants, and employees are required to wear gloves and masks. Riders are also encouraged to do their own individual wipe-downs on the vehicles and wash their hands before and after usage.

"We have heard from many Providence residents that they are relieved to have Veo's e-scooters available to them again because they feel safer using solitary methods of transport  where they don't have to sit close to people as they do on buses, or in other vehicles like ride shares or taxis," Briggs said.


About Veo
Headquartered in Chicago, Veo, is one of micromobility's fastest growing and most innovative companies. With its unique e-swappable-battery technology which enables safe charging, the company designs and manufactures a first of its kind seated vehicle the Veo Cosmo,  e-scooters, e-bikes, and bikes specifically built for the rigors of shared use. Veo products lead the industry in terms of vehicle durability, life-cycle sustainability, and are also widely recognized as the most comfortable and safest to ride. VeoRide has dozens of cities and universities nationwide as partners in its mobility share programs, and is adding additional municipalities and campuses every month. The company has also recently unveiled its new Veo Flex offering for riders who want to purchase or lease the company's top-of-the-line vehicles for individual use. For more information, please visit http://www.veoride.com

Media Contact:
Amy Hesser
312-933-8324
ahesser@veoride.com

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