Pittsburgh-based electric moped rental company Scoobi shutters operations

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh-based Scoobi Inc. has pulled its fleet of dozens of rentable electric mopeds from the city’s streets and has reportedly shuttered operations, according to Maria Montaño, the press secretary for Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey.

Montaño said Scoobi gave the city’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) a 48-hour notice in June before the company started pulling its fleet of mopeds, which totaled 100 units that could be found in neighborhoods in and around Pittsburgh.

The City of Pittsburgh counted Scoobi’s mopeds among its Pittsburgh Mobility Collaborative (PMC) initiative as part of the city’s Move PGH program. When it launched in 2021, Move PGH claimed to be the first-in-the-nation Mobility as a Service (MaaS) system that combined physical and digital “mobility hubs” across the city’s footprint with various transit-related services, including the aforementioned Scoobi mopeds as well as bicycle rentals from POGOH and electric scooters from Ford Motor Co.-owned Spin. Pittsburgh partnered with the Transit app to showcase these mobility options in real-time as well as those available from Pittsburgh Regional Transit, Uber and Lyft.

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