Category archives for: eScooters

OjO Sit-Down Electric Scooter Rideshare Comes To Hoboken, NJ

OjO Electric has announced its rideshare scooter launch in Hoboken, NJ. OjO in partnership with P3GM, a global smart city development company, launched a 50 scooter program as part of Hoboken’s six-month long electric sharing pilot program. OjO was chosen along with Lime scooters as the only two companies to participate. The major difference between […]

Usain Bolt Has Joined The eScooter Craze With His New Project Bolt Mobility – Now Launching In Atlanta And Paris

Legendary and Olympic gold medalist sprinter Usain Bolt’s try at being a pro footballer may not have worked out, but he has another passion he is now focused on. He has started an e-scooter company called Bolt Mobility. The Miami Beach-based company has quietly joined the growing number of e-sccooter companies vying to be your […]

Bird To Add $25 Monthly E-Scooter Rentals

After pioneering the rent-by-the-minute dockless electric scooter program, scooter share company Bird is now ready to mix things up with monthly rentals. The Santa Monica-based company was the first electric scooter company to reach a $1B valuation, which it achieved less than a year after its founding. Bird operates thousands of electric scooters all around […]

Portland Welcomes Back E-Scooters – With Conditions

  Electric scooters have returned to the Rose City for a second go around. The Portland Bureau of Transportation has issued permits to Bolt, Lime and Spin. Only Lime (the green one) was in Portland for the four-month pilot last summer. Scooters hit the streets last Friday afternoon. All submitting companies had to jump through […]

Scooter Share Start-up Bird Lays Off 5% Of Employees

Electric scooter startup Bird has laid off between four to five percent of its workforce. That comes out to about 40 people of its ~900-employee workforce. This comes shortly after Lyft laid off up to 50 employees in its bikes and scooters division. “As we establish local service centers and deeper roots in cities where […]

Micro-Mobility Startup OjO Debuts A New Style Of E-Scooter Share

New micro-mobility startup OjO is now preparing to roll out their sit-down electric scooter sharing platform in the US. With operations beginning in Austin, Texas, OjO’s new take on scooter sharing could signal a shift in the industry. Functionally, OjO’s scooter sharing model will be similar to those of Bird, Lime and other electric scooter […]

Lyft To Add New Segway-Ninebot Scooters To Its Shared Scooter Fleet

Lyft is teaming up with Segway-Ninebot as it updates its shared scooter fleet says a report from Tech Crunch. Lyft’s scooter service first launched last September in Denver and it now spans nine US cities. And though it first deployed Xiaomi-built scooters, the China-based company later sent Lyft a cease-and-desist letter, saying in October that […]

Lime Scooters And Bikes Now Locatable On Google Maps

Google is adding a new transit option to Maps: Lime scooters and bikes. Maps will now offer the option to direct you toward the nearest shared vehicle and factor that into your travel time. Maps already offers a similar integration for services like Uber and Lyft. Google will give you Lime as an option, along […]

CDC To Partner With City Of Austin Texas For Electric Scooter Injury Study

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is going to study dockless escooter-related injuries and incidents in Austin, Texas– a first for the nation’s public health institute. Austin Public Health and the Austin Transportation Department is partnering with three CDC epidemiologists to look at the health risks of dockless scooters. The details of the study […]

Bird Announces Program For Independent Operators To Have Rental Scooter Fleets

Bird announced today that it will sell its electric scooters to entrepreneurs and small business owners, who can then rent their fleets as part of a new service called Bird Platform. The company will provide the independent operators with scooters, which they can mark with their own brand, as well as access to the company’s […]

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