Colin Roche has arrived specially for the opening of the mobility hub from California and wonders about the heat in Berlin. The CEO of the start-up Swiftmile proudly announces its new charging station for eight scooters. “You know what was going on in San Francisco,” he reminds of the chaos as the scooter wave sloshed into the US city a year ago and thousands of scooters clogged the streets. On sidewalks, in parks and driveways – everywhere were the scooters around, stumbled on the people until the city pulled the emergency brake and banned the vehicles offered by landlords such as Bird, Lime and Uber without further ado.

Jürgen Stüber,

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