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Electric scooter firm launches service in Sarajevo

15 Sep 2020, 05:51 GMT+10

SARAJEVO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- A new way to move around was introduced in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), on Monday with the arrival of 72 electric scooters for rent. People can use and share the new BeeBee service through a free mobile application (app).

The app allows users to locate the nearest free electric scooter, check its battery condition, reserve it, rent it and pay after the use. The price is 17 KM (8.7 euros) per hour of use.

The scooters will not have designated stations. Instead, the company will rely on users to park them on a suitable and visible location so others can find them with ease.

"We are very proud to start a new project, a new business, and offer something new in these difficult times of coronavirus pandemic," said Dino Hajric, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of BeeBee Company during last week's presentation.

Hajric said that the idea was to both improve the traffic and help reduce CO2 emissions in Sarajevo.

Sarajevo Mayor Abdulah Skaka said that the city supported the project because it fits into its vision of a "smart city" and the green-city-platform that the city's authorities are building.

According to local media, electric scooters are not yet covered by traffic legislation, but the BiH authorities are already working to adjust the state law.

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