E-scooters move over — new tech-enabled vehicle spotted in San Francisco

Electric kick scooters, mobile-phone enabled bikes, self-driving cars, and pseudo-hover boards.

San Francisco is already awash with new-fangled technological transportation options, and now another new vehicle has graced The City’s streets: Veemo, a pedal-powered electric tricycle, with a lightweight enclosure resembling a car’s exterior.

A photo of a Veemo parked on a Market Street sidewalk was tweeted last week by Marke Bieschke, arts editor and publisher of 48 Hills. The vehicle was instantly pilloried on social media as the newest oddball contraption to potentially beleaguer city residents, much as the e-scooters drew rancor after their launch earlier this year from pedestrians wary of two-wheelers blocking sidewalks.