[Press Release] URB-E Partners with USC

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  • URB-E and USC’s partnership will offer exclusive benefits for students and faculty, like URB-E Share and LA Metro and Metrolink passes. Financing through USC Credit Union will soon be available
  • URB-E aims to reduce campus and downtown traffic with fast and portable electric transportation
  • URB-E at USC Village will offer both a retail center as well as a mobility hub for students, faculty and community members
PASADENA, California (August 15, 2017) – Today, URB-E, the world’s first foldable electric vehicle, opens a new retail location in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at USC Village. Marking its second L.A. storefront, URB-E at USC Village is a retail center as well as a mobility hub for students and faculty. The store will also service the greater downtown L.A. community. A two-time Best of CES award winner, URB-E is transforming the way people experience short distance travel. Lightweight and portable, its models have a 16-20 mile range, recharge in a standard wall outlet, and feature a removable battery capable of charging all your mobile devices, including your laptop. Its modular design allows riders to take their URB-E wherever they go – from the train to dorm room, the closet to the trunk, and more. “A college campus like USC is an ideal location for URB-E to expand its retail footprint. USC represents a micro city with similar transportation issues that urban communities around the country face,” said Peter Lee, CEO of URB-E. “URB-E fills the gap where ride and bike sharing services have fallen short. With approximately 70,000 students and faculty and only 9,000 parking spots on campus, USC Village represents a use case that we can replicate at other college campuses and urban environments.” Unique to the downtown location, URB-E will offer a share program for USC students and faculty. Called URB-E Share, the program allows access to URB-Es for a day, week or month at a time. In addition, the mobility hub will offer promotions with Enterprise car rental and LA Metro and Metrolink. “With traffic at an all-time high and public transportation readily available but not always accessible, URB-E’s mobility hub at USC will help us connect our campus with the entire city,” said Tony Mazza, Director of Transportation at USC. For more information on URB-E, URB-E Share and its USC Village location, go to: Additional assets can also be viewed here:   About URB-E URB-E’s global mission is to solve the micro mile problem that students and commuters face every day. Designed and built in Pasadena California, URB-E's 16-20 mile range and patented lightweight foldable design fills the gaps of public transportation. URB-E folds in less than 1 second and fits on a Metro train, on a bus, or in the trunk of a ride share. URB-E gives urbanites a safe and efficient way to travel around cities without sitting in traffic and paying for parking. Learn how commuters all over the world are saving time and money at and follow URB-E at @urberides. Let's Ride™