A U of T Scarborough alum’s start-up is racing toward its goal: introduce electric scooters (e-scooters) in a way that is safe, legal and tailored to Canada.
“I want to provide a reasonable product to the market that people actually need and can use in a safe way,” says Richard Cao, CEO of Roll Technologies Inc (Roll).
View Richard discussing his startup here.https://vimeo.com/360376531
Roll has reached a deal with Kelowna, B.C., the first city in Canada to welcome e-scooters. The start-up will deploy 200 e-scooters and 50 electronic bikes (e-bikes) in September. Users will be able to find, unlock and rent the scooters via Roll’s app.
“E-scooters are a popular and effective form of shared mobility — and one that provides a green solution to a common, urban transportation problem,” says Cao, who is from Shanghai and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the management program in June.
Read the full article here by Alexa Battler.