A generic-looking black scooter dangles 12 feet above the ground, hooked to a crane sitting in the middle of an open field. The hook clicks open, and the scooter falls on its side with a loud thud. A man approaches, picks up the scooter, brushes the dust off, and rides away.
The video, shared with The Ken by Vivekananda Hallekere, is an unofficial “durability test” for Bounce’s new electric scooter. He’s hesitant to let us use the video publicly. But he doesn’t mind sharing the intent behind it.