Second moped-sharing company ends San Francisco operations

Two Revel electric scooters parked on street and available for rental, Queens, New York.

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Revel, an electric vehicle rideshare startup, announced to its employees last week that it will shut down its electric moped program on Nov. 18, a spokesperson for the company told SFGATE.

“After five seasons, we are making the difficult decision to end Revel’s shared electric mopeds,” an announcement posted on the company’s website reads. A Revel spokesperson declined to elaborate on why the company chose to end the program.

Revel was the only moped-sharing program available in the Bay Area. Scoot, an electric scooter company that was purchased by Bird, previously had an electric moped program before indefinitely pausing operations in 2021. 

When Revel was founded in New York in 2018, the company’s shared mopeds were its only service, and in 2020, the company expanded operations to San Francisco. But in recent years, the company launched an electric ride-hailing service, which operates only in New York and parts of New Jersey. The company commands a fleet of 500 electric vehicles and employs 1,500 drivers. 


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Revel also maintains three publicly available electric vehicle charging stations, which it calls “Superhubs”, in New York, with plans to expand to each of the city’s boroughs.

Revel has no Superhubs in the Bay Area, but the spokesperson told SFGATE that the company is developing “large public fast charging networks” in the area.

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