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What's faster: a cop on foot or an e-scooter? This NYC startup found out

Jun 13, 2019 - New York Business Journal

Levy Electric is spreading the word about its $499 electric scooter.

There's just one problem. Anyone caught using the Manhattan-based startup's scooter - or any e-scooter for that matter - in New York can receive a $500 civil penalty from law enforcement. The notion, according to many Albany lawmakers, is that they're too fast for Manhattan's congested streets.

Levy set out to test if N.Y.C. police really cared about the usage of e-scooters - and if the scooters are really too fast....