RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Electric scooters are officially coming to Richmond. 

Mayor Levar Stoney is expected to announce next Thursday that ‘Bolt Mobility’ will become the first company to deploy dockless e-scooters across the city. 

Bolt plans to scatter roughly 500 scooters across the city this summer. 

The announcement comes roughly three months after a different company, Lime, had an application approved to roll out scooters in Richmon and 10 months after California-based company Bird Rides Inc. scattered dozens of the dockless scooters throughout downtown without informing the city. 

City council later voted 6-3 to approve an ordinance requiring interested companies to pay an annual permit fee in order to bring their scooter rentals to town. 

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