How to Get Around Rio de Janeiro on an Electric Scooter

There are currently three main companies offering rentable ‘patinete elétrico’ (electric scooters) that are available to pick up from the street: Grin, Yellow and Tembici.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Anyone walking around the streets of the ‘Cidade Maravilhosa’ can’t help but notice the mysterious presence of ‘patinete elétrico’ (electric scooters) intermittently dispersed outside hotels, shops and street corners. Rentable electric scooters are the new craze to hit Rio, and so here is a guide to the different types available, and how to use them.

The biggest company currently operating in Rio is Grin. They are a Mexican company who have also put scooters on the streets of . . .

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