Tag Archives: e-scooters

Remote control e-scooters arrive in Georgia

Go X, Tortoise and Curiosity Labs have teamed up to roll out 100 remote control e-scooters in Atlanta, Georgia. Unlike with traditional scooter sharing services, users won’t need to find a nearby pick-up point. Instead, they can request a scooter to be remotely driven to their home. The outlandishness doesn’t …

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‘Talking e-scooters’ to arrive in UK as Neuron Mobility expands

Neuron Mobility plans to expand into the UK after finding success in Australia and New Zealand. The Singaporean brand, known for what it calls the first ‘talking’ e-scooter, is being backed by investments of over £16 million as it looks to further its reach. CEO Zachary Wang said: ”We regard …

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Swapfiets delves into e-scooters, plans European expansion

Swapfiets is expanding throughout Europe with plans for London, Milan and Paris before the end of 2020. The Dutch bicycle subscription provider is also testing a new e-scooter offering as it looks to diversify its business model. “Cities throughout the world are facing the challenge of environmental pollution through increasing …

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Industry reacts to UK e-scooter trials

UK e-scooter trials are finally going ahead this week after being given the green light from 4th July. The trials are designed to help understand whether the devices reduce motor traffic, as well as their impacts on safety for their users and others. They will be strictly prohibited on pavements, …

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Tier launches integrated e-scooter helmet

Tier claims to have become the first e-scooter company to launch an integrated e-scooter helmet. The foldable helmet sits inside a smart on the scooter’s upright bar, which is unlocked with the scooter is rented via an app. The smart box has already been rolled-out in Paris and Berlin, with a …

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Superpedestrian expands into e-scooters with Link launch

Superpedestrian is expanding into the e-scooter market with a new shared micromobility division, Link. Link allows riders to rent Superpedestrian’s e-scooters via smartphone, and, according to the company, offers a safer and more sustainable shared mobility service than existing alternatives. Custom technology, it says, improves rider experience and more effectively …

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COVID-19 prompts significant layoffs at Bird

Bird has laid off nearly a third of its workforce as a result of the damage caused by COVID-19. The e-scooter start-up had already paused its shared scooter operations in many markets throughout the world, dramatically cutting back spending, but the financial impact has ultimately meant that cuts were inevitable. …

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UK rental e-scooter trials to be allowed from this weekend

New regulations allowing trials of rental e-scooters will come into force on Saturday 4th July, transport minister Rachel Maclean has announced. The first trials are expected to begin the following week. Local authorities and devolved administrations hosting the trials can allow or run the rental schemes in their areas, as …

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Lime rolls out 1,000 e-scooters in Rome

Lime has rolled out 1,000 e-scooters in Rome. The new fleet will initially be available in the historic centre, and in the Esquilino and San Giovanni districts. The urban mobility company has been cooperating with the local administration in order to ensure safety for both riders and other members of …

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Metz, INTIS team up to launch ‘first-ever’ inductive micromobility charging platform

Metz has collaborated with Integrated Infrastructure Solutions (INTIS) to develop what the pair are calling the ‘world’s first’ inductive charging option for e-bikes and e-scooters. According to the pair, the charging platform will be compatible with all e-scooter makes and models, and the inductive charging enables adaption for e-bike sharing …

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