Story excerpt provided by The Columbus Dispatch.
Written by Dan Gearino.
Two Columbus entrepreneurs are betting that the word “free” will hold tremendous appeal to people who want a ride in the Short North and Downtown.
Hopper Carts plans to begin offering on-demand service in April, using a fleet of six all-electric vehicles. The company’s business model relies on sponsors whose ads will be on the vehicles, and it’s triggered by a mobile application. There will be no charge for the riders, although tips are encouraged.
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Originally published February 24, 2017.