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A Boris Bike-style electric scooter scheme might be coming to London

Isabelle Aron

Whether you begrudgingly take the tube to work every day, or smugly cycle in but fancy giving your hardworking legs a break, there might soon be a new way to commute in London. Cityscoot, an electric scooter hire scheme, has launched in Paris this month and the company has got its eyes on London next. And don't worry, we're talking proper mopeds here, not some measly micro scooter that no self-respecting adult should ever set foot on.

Scooter hire costs €3 (just over £2) for 15 minutes and Cityscoot also has plans to introduce subscription services. The scooters can reach up to 28mph and will travel 65 miles before running out of juice. They can take up to five hours to recharge, but there's an app where you can check the battery levels of nearby scooters so you won't end up stranded with no battery. And helmets are provided under the seat, so you won't have to bother with using your own unless the idea of a shared helmet grosses you out, which, in fairness, it probably should.

Find out more about Cityscoot here.

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