Dockless e-scooter firm Veo will deploy 1,000 scooters this fall, and some have already been spotted in and around downtown. The Chicago-based company has taken over the city permit previously held by Razor, which recently left the local market, according to the San Antonio Report.
A third vendor, Lime, was squeezed out of the San Antonio market in 2020, leaving just Razor and Bird.
Veo’s fleet includes two options: a seated scooter dubbed the Cosmo and a standing model called the Astro. The Cosmo, a company first, is an option for those unable to pedal or who prefer to sit while traveling, according to company officials. The Astro functions as a standard electric scooter.
City permits allow for 1,000 scooters per vendor, and only 2,000 dockless rental vehicles are allowed at any one time. That’s a far cry from the 16,000 that took over city streets four years ago. Bird is the only other dockless scooter rental company still allowed to operate in the city.