Driving around Lisbon during rush hour is not cool at all – it's a fact. But what if there was an alternative that would allow us to leave our car in a certain place (who knows, maybe even at home) and make the rest of our commute fun, easy and fast? No, we're not dreaming – it's totally possible!
The iomo scooters, developed by a Portuguese company, are a type of electric scooter that can travel up to 12 miles per hour and have just arrived in the capital to facilitate daily life for the people of Lisbon. Yes, you can now leave your car in the garage!
These scooters are 6 times faster than walking, allowing someone to travel 0.6 miles in about 4 minutes. They are in line with the concept of last mile transportation, since the goal is for users to travel short distances with them, such as from home to the bus stop, or from the train station to work.
And how do you use the iomo? Simple: just download the app, available for iOS and Android, reserve the scooter and pick it up at one of the available "parking lots". iomo is working in partnership with the City of Lisbon to expand the number of spots where scooters can be left.
We already took them for a spin and had to share our (great) experience. In less than two minutes we had figured out the dynamics and were able to handle the scooter without any problem – all you need to do is learn how to kick start it and off you go... have a safe trip! Apart from the ease, they’re fun and super stylish. After the trip, just return the scooter to one of the points indicated on the application.
Cool Tip: Don’t just use them for day-to-day commutes... Be a tourist in your own city and go for a ride during the weekend. It will be an even cooler experience, you have our word! :)
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