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China's Ninebot unveils scooters that drive themselves to charging stations

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BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) – Segway-Ninebot Group, a Beijing-based electric scooter maker, on Friday unveiled a scooter that can return itself to charging stations without a driver, a potential boon for the burgeoning scooter-sharing industry.

Ninebot said Uber <UBER.N> and Lyft <LYFT.O>, the ride-hailing giants that are expanding into scooter-sharing, would be among the customers for the new semi-autonomous vehicles that are expected to hit roads early next year.

(Reporting by Yingzhi Yang in BEIJING and Brenda Goh in HONGKONG; Editing by Jonathan Weber and Himani Sarkar)

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