Ford acquires scooter start-up, plans to launch it in Detroit

Posted at 8:21 AM, Nov 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-08 08:21:28-05

Ford is adding a new mode of transportation to its lineup – and it only has two wheels.

The automaker has acquired the San Francisco-based electric scooter start-up Spin.

Ford is looking to launch the scooters in Detroit. The automaker says it can help tackle challenges such as traffic congestion, parking availability and pollution. It also says the scooters are a viable urban transportation option.

Other scooter companies here in Detroit are Bird and Lime.