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Why scooters have run into trouble

Dockless scooters are one of the newest entries in the sharing economy that also includes businesses like Airbnb and Uber. Maybe surprisingly, the devices have also become controversial.

Q: How do they work?

Dockless electric scooters are cousins to the dockless bicycle and work through the same concept. Step 1: Download a dockless scooter app. Bird, Lime, and Spin are three of the largest in the business at the moment. Step 2: Use

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