My Somewhat Harrowing Experience Test Driving Revel, NYC’s New Rental Moped

(Jake Dobkin / Gothamist) This month, Revel-the electric scooter rental company- introduced 1,000 of their vehicles to the streets of Brooklyn and Queens (following a small rollout last summer). So on this past beautiful Sunday afternoon, I told my wife I was going for a walk (she does not approve of mopeds), and snuck out to test-drive one around the streets of Park Slope, Gowanus, and Red Hook.