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Hackers Are Helping to Speed Up China’s Electric Scooter Boom

Users of the battery-powered two-wheelers becoming ubiquitous on Chinese streets are disabling speed limiters for a faster ride.

An electric scooter at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen.

An electric scooter at a Wal-Mart in Shenzhen.

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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