VIDEO: It has been a little more than a month since Bolt Mobility launched their electric scooters in Richmond, and the company said they have logged more than 27,000 rides in the city. The high ridership numbers come with an outsized number of vandalism incidents, company reps said.
"It's dozens and dozens of scooters that we've needed to repair significantly, that we've lost, or that we've needed to retire," said Will Nicholas, the VP of Operations for Bolt Mobility.
Bolt has documented instances of scooters sawed in half, thrown in dumpsters, and even set on fire. The Richmond Fire Department confirms they were called to an incident of a scooter on fire earlier in the week.