Lyft, DJ Khaled collaborate in electric scooter promotion

Avatar By Le Williams | 2 years ago

Musician DJ Khaled recently posted a video of him riding one of Lyft’s on-demand transportation company’s electric scooters, while also promoting his participation in Jay-Z and Beyonce’s On The Run II tour.

According to a Lyft source, DJ Khaled asked Lyft for one of its electric scooters for his upcoming tour. Notably, Lyft has previously tapped DJ Khaled to be one of its spokespeople.

In early July, Lyft outlined its scooter technology initiatives, along with bike-share plans, with a proposed launch within the near future.

Lyft, along with 11 other companies, is currently vying for a permit to operate an electric scooter service in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency remains in ‘review status’ for the 12 applications from companies to operate electric scooters in the city.

In early June, companies like Uber, Lime, Bird, Lyft, and others applied for permits to operate electric scooter-share services in San Francisco. San Francisco’s permit process came as a result of Bird, Lime and Spin deploying their electric scooters without permission in the city in March. As part of a new city law, which went into effect June 4, scooter companies are not able to operate their services in San Francisco without a permit.

The SFMTA expects to finalize its recommendations and documentation “in the coming weeks,” the SFMTA wrote in a blog post. Once completed, the agency says it will work with companies to finalize and clarify the terms and conditions of the permit.

The goal, according to the blog post, is to issue permits sometime in August.