Hi everyone! I’m Kurt Woloch from Vienna, Austria. I have to admit that I’m actually not a charger (nor a juicer), out of time and space restrictions… I do have a main job, my home is about 0.3 miles away from Lime’s business area and 1.5 miles from the next LimeHub (unless there’s another, nearer hub which never gets served). Also I have no car and no driving license, and my flat is on the 7th floor with the elevator only going up to the 6th! This makes charging very impractical for me. Still I have a lot of ideas how to improve things, and I didn’t find any other discussion forum for shared scooters. I do believe in more communications across the different groups involved (chargers, riders, non-riders, municipalities and scooter companies) so that their interests can be somewhat aligned. If you feel I don’t belong here, please say so and I’ll leave it at that, otherwise I would like to take part in some of the threads that are not so charger-specific.
I also have some technical expertise with electronics, and I’m generally a fan of small vehicles like scooters and electric vehicles in general (as you probably will find if you google up my name), and I like to test scooters to their limits (hopefully in a way that doesn’t break them) and also take them on long trips (just did a 10-mile trip yesterday on a Lime). I already had an e-bike back in 1991 when they still had NiCd or lead-acid batteries, and I had a lead-acid powered e-scooter back in 2002 when the first wave of cheap Chinese scooters hit us. As a profession, I’m a system engineer for Austria’s government, and my heart lies in programming computers.