Category archives for: eScooters

Is Over Regulation Killing The Rental eScooter Business?

There is a great read by the people at City Lab on how over regulation effects the rental eScooter business. The post shows how San Diego on paper looks like perfect e-scooter rental market. Sun, tourists, nice flat roads and good night life are just a few things that you would make the city a […]

Electric Scooter Sales Booming In The UK, Despite Being Illegal To Ride On UK Roads

The UK is only one of three countries in Europe where e-scooters are illegal to ride on public roads, along with the Republic of Ireland and Holland. Even with this being the case, per a report by the Evening Standard in the UK, sales are booming. Research by Bird, another e-scooter start-up which is operating […]

Micromobility Company Bird Acquires Another Competitor

Bird has announced that it will acquire Circ, a leading electric scooter rental business in Europe and the Middle East. The acquisition is the latest sign of consolidation among e-scooter companies as the quest for a profitable business model intensifies. As part of the deal, Bird will take on 300 of Circ’s employees, many of […]

Lime Wants Scooter Map App Out Of The App Store

Last year, the Scooter Map app was released; it allows scooter chargers (the people who earn money from juicing up scooters at night) to see and pick scooters from multiple scooter rental companies all in one single app. A few days ago Lime sent new cease and desist letter to Scooter Map, which pulls Lime […]

JUMP Scooter Pilot In San Francisco Now Includes Adaptive E-Scooters

Uber’s scooter rental service, JUMP has begun its adaptive scooter pilot in partnership with San Francisco Bike Rentals. This is part of Uber’s permit with the city of San Francisco, which requires all electric scooter operators to pilot adaptive scooter share. “We’re committed to helping improve access to transportation for everyone in San Francisco and […]

Lime Removes Scooters And Exits Many Markets Around The World In The Goal Of Being Profitable

Lime has exiting or has exited markets recently. In a blog post  Brad Bao, the CEO and co-founder of Lime, announced the company would be leaving 12 cities around the world in order to shift “our primary focus to profitability.” Those cities include: Atlanta; Phoenix, Ariz.; San Diego, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas; Linz, Austria; Bogota, […]

Lime Now Puts A Speed Limit For Scoots In Tel Aviv

Lime now enforces speed limits on its Tel Aviv scooters. Starting earlier this week, the company’s scooters—which have a maximum speed of 25 kilometers per hour—automatically slow down when reaching certain areas. On the city’s central Ibn Gabirol Street, the speed limit is 14.5 km per hour, while in areas where riding e-scooters is forbidden, […]

Portland Extends E-Scooter Pilot For All 2020

Portland Bureau of Transportation Portland’s announced Friday the electric scooter pilot program will extend until the end of 2020. PBOT said the program extension will provide the city more time to study the impacts of e-scooters on Portland’s transportation system. “We think that there is potential for shared e-scooters to be one of our solutions […]

Singapore To Require Mandate Theory To Ride An E-Scooter Or E-Bike

  Users of e-scooters and electric bikes, in Singapore will soon need to pass a theory test prior to riding in public, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) announced. The ministry has also expanded a code of conduct that currently focuses on personal mobility device (PMD) users to include guidelines for pedestrians. In a move follow the […]

NIU Electric Scooters Now For Sale In The US

NIU’s electric scooters ware now for sale in the USA!These scooters are already well loked in the Eu and China. NIU scooters were use as part of Revel’s scooter-sharing program in US, so some of you may have already rode one. Now that retail sales started this week in the US, we now know what […]

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