Deputies Pull More Than 50 Electric Scooters Bikes From Oregon River

first_img EV Platform Shoves Everything But the Battery Inside the WheelAdditive Breakthrough Makes EV Batteries Suck Less in the Cold Stay on target A sheriff’s office in Oregon had one unusual “fishing” expedition.The Multonomah County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that the department’s dive team hauled 57 electric scooters and bicycles within a period of two days out of Willamette River in Portland.MCSO’s Dive Team used their training days to go hunting.Here is the haul: 57 scooters/bikes in 2 days!The whole team did a great job removing these from our waterways! pic.twitter.com/CRDw3rj9YR— Multnomah Co Sheriff (@MultCoSO) June 26, 2019The dive team recovered the vehicles while cleaning the river sea wall.“The team had to quit early because they needed a bigger boat!” the sheriff’s office said in a post on Twitter.The e-scooters were from Lime, Bird, and the haul included at least one of the seated Razor scooters, according to the Oregonian. The bicycles appeared to be from local bike-sharing system Biketown.California-based Razor just joined Portland’s year-long pilot program last week.The team had to quit early because they needed a bigger boat! pic.twitter.com/hyeLP72PlA— Multnomah Co Sheriff (@MultCoSO) June 26, 2019Five companies have put nearly 2,000 e-scooters on the city’s streets, and not everyone is happy about it.KGW-TV in Portland reported last year that a since-deleted Instagram account even posted videos of people tossing e-scooters off bridges and into the Willamette River.The count is now at 9. pic.twitter.com/fy6BRTtj7G— Multnomah Co Sheriff (@MultCoSO) June 25, 2019MCSO Sgt. Brandon White told the Oregonian there was concern from the sheriff’s divers the batteries from the scooters could leak into the river. The river patrol and dive team first noticed the scooters last month.“We advise those people not to park scooters in the river,” White said.Sergeant Dangler says the lights are still working on this It was recovered from the bottom of the Willamette River today!I wonder if it will still run?! pic.twitter.com/eTFAy72dYC— Multnomah Co Sheriff (@MultCoSO) June 25, 2019Many of the scooters appeared to be rusted, but the sheriff’s office said the lights on one were still working.More on Geek.com:This Clever Seat Post Is Also a Bike LockWorld’s First Five-Seater Electric Air Taxi Completes Test FlightHarley-Davidson’s All-Electric Motorcycle Is Now Available for Preoderlast_img read more