Category archives for: eScooters

NTSB Study Reports 119 Deaths On Electric Scooters And E-Bikes

A study (pdf) conducted by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 119 people have died while using electric scooters or e-bikes between 2017 to 2021. The report states deadly crashes involving these vehicles may have gone unreported, prompting transportation officials to take action. The NTSB made several recommendations to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

Eccity Motocycles Announces New EV Models

The French firm  eccity motocycles designs, manufactures and markets 100% electric scooters of categories 50 and 125. With its quality made in France, the company intends to democratize a mode of transport alive, light and handy while being comfortable, silent and zero emissions. Its proximity service is guaranteed by a large network of authorized service […]

Bird Testing Payments Feature

  Silicon Valley-based micromobility firmn Bird is launching an in-app payments feature that enables its electronic scooter (eScooter) riders to buy from local merchants. Bird Pay links its riders with local businesses to help drive purchases. The new payments feature is currently being trialed with select merchants in Los Angeles and Santa Monica. More than 58 […]

EU Rental Scooter Firm Tier Has Another Round of Funding

Tier, the Berlin-based e-scooter rentals startup that operates in 55 cities across 11 countries, has added funding for a second time in four months. The firm has extended its Series B round to over $100 million, up from $60 million disclosed in October. The additional capital is a mix of equity and debt financing provided […]

Another e-Scooter Firm Exits The Portland Market

  Shared, a Tacoma, WA based startup which had 200 white and red seated scooters in Portland to rent throughout has shut down with notice. The scooters weighed 80 pounds and used 12-inch-diameter tires that were 8 inches wide. They were different from the others firm’s scooters in the Portland area. The company notified Portland […]

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 […]

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