Tag Archives: e-scooters

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. …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

E-scooter hire scheme launches in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes Council has fast-tracked an e-scooter hire trial as part of a plan to explore alternatives to short car journeys. The council expects to provide a 50-strong fleet of the innovative e-scooters to pilot among council employees. If the trial proves a success, the e-scooters would be extended publicly …

Read More »

E-scooters could be limited to 12.5mph in UK

E-scooters will be limited to 12.5mph when they are trialled in the UK next month, while an ongoing consultation will decide the final rules that will apply to the vehicles when they are fully legalised for road use. Anyone who uses an e-scooter during the trial period will need to …

Read More »

Research shows public support for rule change on e-scooters

New consumer research has shown support for e-scooters to be accepted for use on public roads, provided they’re not allowed on the pavement as well. E-scooters are not currently legally allowed to be used on public roads and can only be used on private land. When asked, “Given the current …

Read More »

Voi appoints former Bird UK chief

Voi has appointed former Bird UK chief Richard Corbett to head up its UK, Ireland and Benelux operations. Corbett was responsible for leading efforts to legalise e-scooters within the UK Government, and also launched the first legal e-scooter service in Britain back in 2018. He will now be responsible for …

Read More »

Peter Kimberley named Pure Electric CEO

Peter Kimberley has been appointed Pure Electric’s new CEO. The former Tredz and Cycle Republic supremo joined the company – known as Pure Scooters at the time – earlier this year as international managing director. He replaces founder Adam Norris in his new role, who will continue to work actively …

Read More »

E-scooters to be trialled in Birmingham and Coventry

E-scooters are set to appear on West Midlands streets in a trial to help get the region moving once lockdown restrictions start to be lifted. Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), Birmingham City Council and Coventry City Council will now work together to test the technology and better understand the benefits …

Read More »