Next time you're out and about and tired of walking, how great would it be to hop on an electric scooter and take a tour of the city in style? That's the vision of a new scheme that's put 200 on the streets of Berlin.
To take a ride, fire up an app on your phone, find the nearest scooter, unlock a helmet from the back of the bike and off you go -- at up to 45 kph (28 mph).
Anyone over 21 with a valid driving or motorcycle licence can rent a scooter for €3 for 30 minutes or €20 for a day. That's around £2.50, $3.40 or AU$4.40 for a short trip or £17, $22 or AU$30 for a whole day. Insurance is included.
and is launching the Berlin rental scheme with Coup, a subsidiary of Bosch.