ByJason Bellini and Conall JonesDec. 20, 2018 5:30 a.m. ET
Tel Aviv’s electric-scooter craze took off this year.
When the first retail stores for electric scooters launched in Israel in early 2018, they carried models that cost around $500 and could go roughly 15 miles on a single charge.
Then in August, U.S.-based Bird entered the market, offering electric scooters for rent by the minute. That made it easier for residents to begin testing them as a way to breeze through the city and avoid traffic.
By December, one in 10 Tel Avivians had rented a Bird e-scooter, according to the company — many of them riding on the Sabbath when public transportation is shuttered from sundown Friday until sundown Saturday.
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