August 2, 2020

Amid pandemic, mopeds have a moment in car-loving US

New York (AFP) – Long associated with narrow, cobbled streets in Europe and congested Asian megacities, scooters are now becoming a common sight in car-loving America as commuters shun public transport because of the coronavirus pandemic.New Yorkers turned to the turquoise-blue rental mopeds of ride sharing company Revel in huge numbers in recent weeks, while scooter retailers are reporting a big uptick in sales.”I decided a few months ago during all this craziness to start running a scooter,” said 30-year-old Alan Taledia, who bought a 150 cc Vespa.”I don’t have to do any public transportatio…


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