A representative of Razor on Thursday said the company is upgrading its fleet of 150 electric scooters with new tracking capabilities two weeks into its Long Beach pilot program after some were lost or found scattered in other cities.

The Cerritos-based company was the first to ride into Long Beach on Aug. 2 as part of a four-month program to test out scooter rentals in the city.

Long Beach was originally dotted with 150 scooters. As of about 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, the Razor Share app showed about two dozen in the city and another two dozen at the company’s Cerritos headquarters.

Danny Simon, chief operating officer, declined to say how many have been lost or stolen, but said the company is taking the remaining scooters off the streets temporarily while it upgrades the tracking and recovery capabilities. He said most of the fleet will be back on the road within 48 hours.

“We’re still very excited to be in Long Beach, we just want to make sure our scooters are meeting the needs of the city,” he said.

While the scooters are equipped with a GPS device, Simon said the company realized it needed to adapt after some riders were found taking the scooters on the trains and into other cities.

“We’ve found our scooters spread far and wide across the Southland,” he said.

The upgrades also include changes to the alert and anti-theft systems.

Razor is one of six planned electric scooter companies to participate in Long Beach’s pilot program.

Last week, Lime unleashed its fleet of scooters in the city. Bird was expected to launch today (Thursday) and will be followed by Skip and two other companies that have yet to be named, said Michelle Mowery, the city’s Mobility and Healthy Living Programs officer.

Mowery early Thursday said she was unaware of any problems for Razor and was gathering information through a call center established as part of the pilot program.

In previous news reports, Bird, Lime and Spin have said that widespread theft isn’t a significant problem, and that they tend to see higher theft and vandalism rates in new cities but that the numbers eventually drop.

Sprouting from the dockless bike-sharing craze, electric scooters are invading cities across the country, and the feedback has been mixed as officials struggle with how to regulate them.

In Los Angeles, residents have complained about scooters littering the sidewalks and blocking walkways, as novice riders zip along the streets paying little attention to traffic laws.

In some cases, people have taken matters into their own hands, tossing the scooters the into the ocean, throwing them in trees or covering them in dog feces.

Faced with growing complaints, San Francisco this year passed an emergency ordinances to better regulate the scooters, while other cities, like Miami, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood have banned them outright.

Mowery said Long Beach has taken some precautions so that it doesn’t run into some of the problems faced by other cities.

She said Long Beach is so far the only city to require that companies place scooters on sidewalk drop zones after they’re re-charged each day. The effort can hopefully mitigate some of the concerns about scooters littering the streets, she said.

The pilot program runs through October and operates much like city’s existing bike share program. Users can rent a scooter for a flat unlocking fee of around $1 and then pay about 15 cents a minute.

Scooters are limited to people over 18, and riders will be required to wear helmets.

Vendors will initially be limited to 150 scooters when they officially introduce their program, but they could eventually apply for a second license that would allow them to double their fleet.

As part of the requirements, the scooters will be divided into regions in the city.

The city will collect information such as who is using the scooters and how they perform in different parts of Long Beach.

Whether the program becomes permanent will largely depend on the performances of the vendors and their customers, Mowery said.