Helbiz e-scooters come to Arlington, Alexandria

 

Helbiz scooter
Helbiz will eventually have 200 e-scooters in Alexandria. (Courtesy Helbiz)

New York-based Helbiz, which brought its dockless electric bikes to D.C. earlier this year, is now deploying fleets of its e-scooters in Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia.

Helbiz will eventually have 200 e-scooters in Alexandria and 100 in Arlington, and riders will be allowed to travel between the two jurisdictions, but nowhere else.

Helbiz joins a half dozen other e-scooter companies operating in Arlington County and Alexandria.

Helbiz opened a warehouse in Alexandria to run its operations in the two jurisdictions.

In the District, Helbiz has said it will eventually have a fleet of 2,000 e-bikes.

Although Helbiz calls New York its headquarters, most of it bikes and scooters are in European cities.

Jeff Clabaugh

Jeff Clabaugh has spent 20 years covering the Washington region's economy and financial markets for WTOP as part of a partnership with the Washington Business Journal, and officially joined the WTOP newsroom staff in January 2016.

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