Down and dirty in the electric scooter business
The battle for market access in the electric scooter business is heating up: An incident at the EICMA has seen first blood drawn.
The Italian manufacturer Piaggio has raised plagiarism accusations against the German Kumpan Electric, and promptly had their stand at the trade show confiscated by police. Apparently a simple criminal complaint without judicial approval was enough to confiscate. This has prompted complaints from the Germans, and although there will be a legal followup, it is likely that this year’s EICMA will be long over before a decision can be reached.