Christchurch will soon be home to another two e-scooter operators.
The city already has 700 Lime scooters on its streets, with the California-based company this year given permission by the Christchurch City Council to add another 300.
From mid-June Singapore based e-scooter company, Beam, will deploy 300 of its machines followed in spring by Wellington-based Flamingo, again with 300 of the scooters.
The council hoped the extra competition for Lime would be a positive thing for the city.
It planned to cap the total number of scooters at 1600.
A council survey earlier this year found 75 percent of people thought the original Lime e-scooter trial had a positive or very positive effect on Christchurch.