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By Ella Mitchell, Staff Writer • April 22, 2024

Personal electric scooter subscription service launches in the District

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DDOT officials suspended Skip’s operating license amid three lithium battery-related fires over the past year.

D.C. residents have yet another electric scooter option to get around the District.

Unagi, a California-based scooter brand that launched in the D.C. area Thursday, allows residents to subscribe to a monthly service that delivers scooters directly to subscribers, according to a release from Unagi. The scooter rentals are available for residents throughout D.C. and in parts of southern Maryland and northern Virginia, the release states.

Unagi joins the likes of Lime, Skip and Lyft as electric scooter options in the District. But unlike most scooter brands in the region that charge riders per trip, Unagi subscribers will be sent a foldable personal scooter that they can use for as long as they’re subscribed.

The company is offering a $49 monthly subscription plan and a yearly plan that equates to $39 per month to rent the Model One scooter, according to the release. Unagi includes scooter maintenance and insurance with a subscription, according to the release.

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Zach, a senior majoring in political communication, is the 2023-24 editor in chief of The Hatchet. He previously served as senior news editor and assistant news editor of the Metro beat. He hails from West Columbia, South Carolina.
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