Skip pulls scooters from SF after one caught fire in D.C.

Last week, a Skip scooter caught fire in Washington, D.C. In response, Skip grounded its fleet in D.C. Now, Skip has pulled its scooters off the streets of San Francisco. The scooter in question was found with its external battery on fire, which caused “minor damage” to a wall nearby. Skip unveiled its scooters with external, swappable batteries back in December. In a statement to TechCrunch, a Skip spokesperson said: A scooter in DC was discovered with its battery in flames last Thursday. There is still no reason to believe that this affects any other vehicles in our fleet after days investigating all potential causes of the incident, including foul play. Out of an abundance of caution and until we …