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Bird releases ‘world’s most eco-friendly’ shared scooter 

Bird has released the latest version of its e-scooter, claiming it is the ‘world’s most eco-friendly’ machine. The Bird Three has been designed after four-years of testing, via shared scooter schemes in cities around the world, and features a number of updates designed to reduce the environmental impact.  In its …

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Bird debuts cutting edge smart sidewalk protection

Bird has announced the first-of-its-kind “smart sidewalk” protection technology – a sensor fusion solution – designed and developed in partnership with u-blox. Smart Sidewalk Protection, which is integrated into Bird’s vehicles, is designed to prevent micromobility devices from being used on sidewalks and footpaths. As more and more cities look …

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Bird targets e-bike market with launch of Bird Bike

Bird is moving into the consumer e-bike market with the launch of the electric Bird Bike. It features a Bafang electric motor that delivers up to 50 miles (80 km) of range, a removable 36v battery for easy charging, a chainless Gates Carbon drivetrain and a fully integrated backlit handlebar …

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Bird launches Google Maps integration to increase access to eco-friendly transit

Bird is integrating with Google Maps to help increase access to eco-friendly urban transportation. Starting today, anyone using Google Maps to plan a trip in US cities where Bird operates will be able to quickly locate nearby Bird scooters and bikes, as well as approximate trip duration, estimated price and …

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Bird launches Community Safety Zones to ensure safety of pedestrians

Bird is working with cities to extend its network of geofenced slow-riding zones. Dubbed Community Safety Zones, these new areas will go a step further than currently required speed zones, focusing on additional centres of high pedestrian activity starting with schools. Bird scooters passing through these new Community Safety Zones …

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Bird launches in-app safety feature to discourage people from riding under the influence

Bird has launched Safe Start, a new in-app safety feature designed to discourage people from riding under the influence. Between the hours of 10pm and 4am local time (hours are subject to change per market), riders attempting to unlock a Bird will now be asked to verify that they can …

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Bird adds shared e-bikes to fleet of micro-electric vehicles

Bird has added shared e-bikes to its fleet of micro-electric vehicles. Bird currently operates e-scooters in more than 250 cities globally and will bring its shared bikes and Smart Bikeshare platform to select cities this year. The shared Bird Bike delivers on Bird’s commitment to broadening access to eco-friendly transportation …

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Bird teams up with Italian e-moped provider Zig Zag

Bird has teamed up with Italian e-moped provider Zig Zag to offer riders in Florence, Italy, a ‘more robust’ micro-electric transportation service. “Delivering the best, most sustainable mobility solution for cities and riders means working in partnership with, not competing against, the local service providers who know them best,” said …

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Bird going public on NYSE through Switchback II merger

Bird is to go public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) through a merger with Switchback II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). This is the ‘next significant step’ on its journey to provide the world with safe, eco-friendly transportation, said a statement. Since 2017, Bird’s shared micro-EV service …

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NYC selects Bird, Lime and VeoRide for e-scooter pilot

Bird, Lime and VeoRide have been selected for New York City’s first e-scooter pilot in eastern Bronx. The pilot is estimated to bring up to 3,000 e-scooters to the East Bronx in Phase 1 and up to as many as 6,000 in Phase 2. “We are proud to bring e-scooter …

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