With free electric scooters, Google stimulates the return to presence of its employees. The move is part of an alliance between the tech giant and manufacturer Unagi, from which the program called Ride Scoot was born.
Thanks to the agreement, workers who are in the States will be able to reimburse the cost of a monthly subscription for the transportation service with the Mountain View firm. The plan grants access to the Model One variety, whose twin motors offer a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) and a range of 15.5 miles (25 km).
Unagi asks for a monthly fee of $49, plus a $49 registration fee, which covers maintenance and insurance against theft or damage. The Oakland-based company will offer Google a discounted amount, which it has set at $44.10.
The CEO of the company, David Hyman, confided to TheVerge that in Google they know the “apprehensions” that there are in the payroll to return to the office. “People got very used to working from home. And (in the company) they are trying to do everything possible to improve the return experience, “added the also founder of the company.
“Google spent billions expanding its facilities during the pandemic, indicating that it is in favor of employees returning to work. And if he finds any friction, he has shown his willingness to spend money on perks to lure them back.”