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.
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.
Voi adds another UK city as Liverpool goes live
Kickscooter rental company Voi has scored another contract in the previously closed UK market. The Swedish company has entered Liverpool on a trial basis with a fleet of 50 e-scooters, to begin with. The new project follows similar advances on the isles that so far, had mixed results.
Volkswagen considers electric scooter sharing
It looks like Volkswagen is preparing to enter the rental business with electric kick scooters. The automotive group has entrusted a service provider with the task of affixing the logo of its ‘We Share’ platform to electric scooters for a test run.
Seoul to grant subsidies to two-wheelers
The government of the South Korean capital Seoul wants to provide subsidies for a massive electric offensive. The goal is to replace around 100,000 two-wheelers powered by combustion engines with electric ones by 2025, as well as the electrification of minibuses.
Lime pulls 500 e-scooters off Swiss streets
In Switzerland, there has been a number of incidents involving Lime electric scooter’s displays shutting off and slamming on the front brakes at full-speed. The US-American company has taken their 500 electric scooters off Swiss streets for repair.
Govecs postpones planned stock launch
The electric scooter manufacturer Govecs had initially planned to enter the stock market this fall, but the move has now been postponed. In their press the company cited the reasons behind the delay as being “due to the currently difficult capital market environment.”
Voltabox acquires Accurate
The German battery system manufacturer Voltabox has completed a corporate takeover. This time, the expansion cost 5 million euros, going to a German supplier of battery systems specialized on pedelecs; Accurate Smart Battery Systems.