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A Philadelphia startup wants to bring e-scooters to the city

Philadelphia natives Kevin Thompson and Naim Statham have invested almost $100,000 to launch their electric scooter company in their hometown. Darryl C. Murphy

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Philadelphia natives, Kevin Thompson and Naim Statham want to launch their dockless e-scooter company, Verve S, in their hometown. But it’s still illegal in the state of Pennsylvania to ride e-scooters on streets or sidewalks. Legislation may change that later this year, although city regulators say they’re in no rush to join the e-scooter craze.

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