Last week, a Skip scooter caught fire in Washington, D.C. In response, Skip grounded its fleet in D.C. Now, Skip has pulled its scooters off the streets of San Francisco.
The scooter in question was found with its external battery on fire, which caused “minor damage” to a wall nearby. Skip unveiled its scooters with external, swappable batteries back in December.
We currently have no reason to believe that this affects any other vehicles in our fleet. We are investigating all potential causes, including foul play. We will share as we learn more.
— Skip (@SkipScooters) May 30, 2019
In Skip’s app, it notifies riders that its scooters are currently offline and have been since yesterday. Skip says it expects the