The electric kick scooter is powered by a battery-driven electric motor and can reach maximum speed of 25 kmph. It has a foldable chassis with a large deck in the centre on which the rider stands and its two wheels are much smaller than conventional scooter wheels.
When asked how soon the group could introduce it in India, Mahindra said, "As soon as (it is) feasible, we are looking at all the ways of doing it. We met with an incredibly warm response (from government officials), no cynicism whatsoever and willingness to work together to find the way."
The kick scooter and other mobility solutions by Scoot Networks have already gained popularity in cities like San Francisco and Barcelona and the firm is exploring possibilities in India.
While Michael Keating seemed optimistic about the scooter gaining popularity in the congested cities of India, Anand Mahindra, however, said it has to be gradually and carefully introduced and people should be trained beforehand in order to avoid accidents.