Aug 26, 2021 - 01:21 pm
Lime unleashes 1,000 kick scooters in New York City
Lime has launched 1,000 electric scooters in New York City to kick off the Department of Transportation’s East Bronx scooter-sharing pilot. New York will become just the second city in the United States to launch Lime’s latest generation scooter, the Gen4.
Aug 19, 2021 - 02:56 pm
Google Maps show micromobility from Voi, Bird & Spin
Micromobility providers Voi, Bird and Spin have entered into a cooperation with Google. In scores of cities, electric scooters, and, in the base of Bird, also e-bike sharing services are now integrated into Google Maps.
Aug 16, 2021 - 12:48 pm
Ola Electric presents first scooter model
The Indian manufacturer Ola Electric has presented its new electric scooter, which will be available in two variants (S1 and S1 Pro). Unlike their predecessors, the two new models are not only made for the Indian market but will also be exported to other countries.
Aug 12, 2021 - 01:32 pm
Continental & Varta to develop 48-volt battery for bikes
Continental’s development and production service provider Continental Engineering Services (CES) is cooperating with the battery specialist Varta. In an initial pilot project, both partners have developed a replaceable 48-volt battery pack for electric two-wheelers with a drive power of 10 kW or more.
Aug 5, 2021 - 06:00 pm
Simple Energy to build electric scooter plant in Tamil Nadu
Indian EV start-up Simple Energy, which is set to launch its electric scooter ‘Simple One’ on August 15, announced plans to build a production plant in Hosur, Tamil Nadu. The first phase will encompass around 200,000 square feet and will have a production capacity of up to million units per year.
Aug 4, 2021 - 02:09 pm
Felyx expands micromobility in 3 German cities
The Dutch micromobility company Felyx is expanding in Europe. In Germany, the company is spreading out to Berlin and increasing its existing fleets in Düsseldorf and Hamburg. Felyx is now putting another 1,500 electric moped scooters on German streets.
Aug 3, 2021 - 01:13 pm
Bolt collects €600 million in financing
The Estonian company Bolt Technology has raised 600 million euros in fresh capital in a financing round. The money is to flow partly into the food delivery service Bolt Market, and other offerings of the company are also to be expanded.
Jul 28, 2021 - 12:12 pm
Bio-Hybrid goes bankrupt
The pedelec start-up Bio-Hybrid has finally failed. After the management had to file for insolvency in April this year, the search for investors was unsuccessful. The start-up was dissolved in the commercial register in mid-July.
Jul 26, 2021 - 01:36 pm
BMW presents electric scooter and cargo bike
The BMW Group research department has presented concepts for an electric cargo bike and an electric trek scooter. The Munich-based company does not intend to produce the two vehicles itself, but there are apparently talks with potential licensees.
Jul 9, 2021 - 11:07 am
Harley-Davidson presents first LiveWire brand motorbike
Harley-Davidson has presented the first product of its newly founded electric motorbike brand. The LiveWire One is essentially a relaunch of the already familiar LiveWire electric motorbike, but it will be offered at a significantly lower price.
Jul 8, 2021 - 04:08 pm
Vattenfall & Cake to develop electric motorcycle
The energy company Vattenfall and the Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer Cake have signed a letter of intent to share expertise in their respective fields to develop “the first fossil-free electric motorcycle”.
Jul 7, 2021 - 01:56 pm
BMW reveals serial version of the e-scooter CE 04
BMW has presented the series version of the CE 04 electric scooter. Many design elements of the futuristic Concept Definition CE 04 study have been retained. The electric scooter’s drive system is to benefit from developments in the BMW iX.
Jun 28, 2021 - 07:01 pm
Bird expands offer to include e-bikes
The kick-scooter rental company Bird is entering the sharing business with e-bikes. The provider will initially launch the Bird Bike this year in “select cities” in North America, and Italy, Spain, Germany, Ireland, and France in Europe.
Jun 24, 2021 - 11:18 am
Foxconn & Gogoro team up to expand battery swapping
Apple supplier Foxconn and scooter maker Gogoro today announced an MoU to speed up the expansion of Gogoro’s battery swapping system. Gogoro will use Foxconn’s extensive production capacities to scale up, given recent market announcements in India and China.
Jun 2, 2021 - 11:58 am
Kymco launches battery swapping cooperation
Two-wheeler manufacturer Kymco, Super Soco and Felo Technologies have signed a strategic cooperation agreement. Together, the partners want to develop new electric motorbikes and scooters based on Kymco’s Ionex battery platform.
May 31, 2021 - 11:35 am
Bird announces new scooter and IPO
Bird has presented its new electric pedal scooter and is planning to go public on the US stock exchange. Both major projects are to be implemented in parallel in the summer.
May 19, 2021 - 01:02 pm
Gogoro announces plans for battery swapping network in China
The Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro wants to bring its battery exchange network to China on a large scale. For this purpose, Gogoro has now joined forces with two large Chinese two-wheeler manufacturers. Recently, there was a similar deal for India.
May 11, 2021 - 11:55 am
Harley to expand LiveWire into full subsidiary
Harley-Davidson has now officially launched its own brand for electric motorbikes. The brand is called LiveWire, like the manufacturer’s first electric motorbike, which has been available since 2019. The first product of the new brand is to be released soon.
May 10, 2021 - 02:51 pm
Three new concept e-motorcycles from Husqvarna
Husqvarna Motorcycles has presented a glimpse of its electric future with three concept vehicles. The brand’s main focus is on urban mobility; from an electric scooter to a lightweight electric motorcycle.
May 6, 2021 - 12:55 pm
Govecs presents revamped Flex scooter for sharing
Govecs presented a new edition of its Flex electric scooter model especially for use in the sharing sector. The Flex 2.0 comes with a self-developed drive train and a choice of one or two batteries. In addition, Govecs is aiming to set up urban sharing charging stations in cooperation with Swiftmile.
May 3, 2021 - 01:01 pm
Tier Mobility e-scooters now available in 100 cities
Tier Mobility has launched its service in Kraków, Poland and says it is the 100th city where it made its e-scooters available. Other light electric vehicles are also coming in as the Berlin-based start-up increases its multimodal share.
Apr 22, 2021 - 12:48 pm
Bio-Hybrid company files for insolvency
Bio-Hybrid GmbH has filed for insolvency with the Nuremberg District Court. The start of series production, which was planned for mid-2021 after the separation from Schaeffler, is thus in jeopardy.
Apr 21, 2021 - 03:44 pm
Gogoro & Hero to establish battery swap network in India
Taiwan’s Gogoro and India’s Hero MotoCorp announced a strategic partnership that aims to found a joint venture for bringing battery swaps to India. Hero also wants to use Gogoro technology for new electric two-wheelers for the Indian market.