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Tech startup Revel deploys 1,000 electric mopeds for rent in Brooklyn and Queens

The number of mopeds on New York City’s streets has nearly doubled overnight thanks to a local startup. Revel, a Brooklyn-based tech company, on Wednesday deployed 1,000 street-legal electric two-wheelers across Brooklyn and Queens, which can be rented by the minute. To use them riders must download Revel’s app, snap a photo of their driver’s license and fork over a $19 sign-up fee. After that, they can be rented for 25 cents per minute on top of a $1 base charge.

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