Category archives for: eScooters

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 […]

Inboard Opens Sales Of Its Glider Premium Electric Scooter

Inboard, the startup best known for its M1 electric skateboard, has opened sales of its first premium scooter — the Glider, just in time for the holiday season. The company has already sold 285 of the scooters in a private pre-sale, with 80 percent of the orders coming from the United States and 35 percent […]

Experiment Ends And Portland To Lose It’s eScooter Fleet By November 20th

The 4-month e-scooter pilot program in Portland OR is coming to an end, and next week, more than 2,000 scooters will be taken off the streets by their parent companies. The program began back in July and its last day will be Tuesday, Nov. 20. According to numbers from the Portland Bureau of Transportation, there […]

Voyager Highlights Personal Electric Transport For The Holidays

  In highly congested cities, personal mobility company Voyager is looking to fill the need for advanced, fashionable options for enhancing your commute with their electric bikes, scooters and hoverboards. Electric Scooters are a great way to commute, but also a fun way to get around the park or ride down the boardwalk. Voyager’s line […]

Lime Begins Global Recall Of Scooters That Can Break Apart While In Use

Lime is taking some of its electric scooters out of service after customers reported that they broke in half while in use. The decision comes several weeks after the company said the same model occasionally breaks apart “when subjected to repeated abuse,” The Washington Post reported. “Safety is Lime’s highest priority,” the company said in […]

Ford Expands Ride Options With Purchase Of Scooter Share Company Spin

Ford is buying scooter startup Spin as doubles down on its investments in the future of transportation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but founder and CEO Euwyn Poon said Ford plans to invest about $200 million in the company as it eyes expanding to 100 markets over the next year and a half. […]

Bird Pilot E-Scooters In London – Still Has Issues With UK And London Laws

The U.S. electric scooter company Bird is launching a pilot sharing program in London, which still bans the devices from its streets and sidewalks. To get around the legal hurdle, the company is only making its e-scooters available in London’s Olympic Park, which is not owned by the city. Each scooter is equipped with a GPS monitor that […]

Beam Looks To Launch EScooters In Singapore

Singapore’s sidewalks are about to get a lot more crowded. Beam, co-founded by the former Asian chief for Chinese bike-sharing giant Ofo Inc., has raised $6.4 million from investors including Sequoia India to deploy its electric scooters around the island nation. Beam just closed a seed funding round led by Sequoia India, Founders Fund, ZhenFund […]

Lime Pledges Their Electric Bikes And Scooters Are Going Carbon Free

Lime pledged on Tuesday to make its entire fleet of electric bikes and scooters completely “carbon free.” The San Francisco-based company said it will purchase renewable energy credits from new and existing projects to ensure all of its dock-free bikes and scooters are carbon neutral. It is part of a new sustainability effort the company […]

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