Tag: electric kick scooters

Sep 22, 2020 - 09:18 pm

Kick-scooter culture yet to kick in

A twelve-month trial with electric kick-scooters in Coventry, England, has been paused only five days after it started. Contrary to regulations, the vehicles were used on sidewalks and discarded throughout the city. The Council is now reviewing the best way to ensure the e-scooters are used appropriately.

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Aug 6, 2020 - 01:30 pm

Kick-scooters and curbing thrill-seekers’ enthusiasm

Electric kick-scooters are again causing an uproar. In Belgium, a man was filmed riding a scooter on a motorway. In England where electric kick-scooters are being trialled, teenagers have also been caught on the motorway while others are doing things like riding them inside shopping malls. 

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Jul 27, 2020 - 05:41 pm

Lime, Tier and Dott win Paris electric kick scooter tender

Lime, Tier and Dott were granted permission to operate in Paris, while all other operators will have to pack up and go: The three e-scooter suppliers were able to prevail in a tender. They will each receive a two-year contract, during which they will be allowed to use 5,000 electric scooters in the city.

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Jul 12, 2020 - 03:11 pm

E-scooter trials could see the UK move beyond EU rules

As the UK fast-tracks the e-scooter trials, the new regulation just being tested could lead to a more generous classification of light electric vehicles than applied across the EU. It could see not only e-scooters but also light electric mopeds without type-approval being allowed.

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Jul 9, 2020 - 01:58 pm

Electric kick scooter racing to launch in 2021

From 2021, a new and unprecedented racing series is set to cause a sensation: the eSkootr Championship. Racing drivers and other competitive athletes will compete on special courses in international cities with electric kick-scooters capable of speeds of up to 100 km/h.

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Jun 19, 2020 - 11:18 am

Lime business in braking trouble

The Australian competition watchdog ACCC found that US electric scooter giant Lime failed to disclose an issue with the brakes on their vehicles which caused injuries to drivers. At least 50 such occasions were swept under the rug by the company, the ACCC found.

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Jun 8, 2020 - 12:30 pm

No Bird in Bahrain

Bird has discontinued its electric scooter sharing services in Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. While Bird itself describes this as a “business interruption”, rumour has it that they have been sold off again.

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May 27, 2020 - 01:34 pm

A little pick-me-up

One hundred autonomous and remotely-controlled kick-scooters have recently been introduced in a pilot project in a suburb Peachtree Corners the US city of Atlanta. During the actual ride, the customers retain full control, but the electric scooters roll to the customer and to the charging station independently, or alternatively via remote control.

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May 15, 2020 - 03:50 pm

Premium e-bikes & e-scooters by Ducati incoming

The Italian motorcycle Ducati is entering the micro-mobility space as the VW brand launches folding e-bikes and kick-scooters with electric drive under the Ducati Urban e-Mobility line. They are working with Italy’s MT Distribution for the new model range.

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May 12, 2020 - 07:02 pm

The UK fast-tracks e-kick-scooter trials

The UK Government has fast-tracked trials of electric kick-scooters as part of a £2 billion investment in green travel solutions. The trials will now start next month – a year earlier than planned.

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Apr 9, 2020 - 12:30 am

Metz & Intis inductive charging for e-kick-scooters

German manufacturers Metz & Intis have created an inductive charging platform for electric kick-scooters. The wireless solution called Easy Charge is suitable for the Metz Moover, but will also be available for electric scooter models from all other manufacturers. This inductive charging solution is also possible in retrofits, making it viable for other light electric […]

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Mar 27, 2020 - 12:51 pm

Lime is facing tough times due to Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the electric kick scooter rental company Lime has largely ceased operations, and sales have therefore shrunk sharply. According to a media report, this could even call the future of the company into question.

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Feb 26, 2020 - 11:32 am

Montréal says no to kick-scooters

Many cities have struggled with the adoption of electric scooters and the micromobility vehicles have had a mixed, often negative response. Now a city is throwing in the towel: After a pilot project last year, Montréal is now banning electric kick scooters from the city.

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Jan 27, 2020 - 10:43 pm

Bird confirms take-over of rival Circ

The US-American e-scooter sharing Bird has taken over German competitor Circ tonight. The terms of the deal remain undisclosed, yet it is likely Bird hopes to close the gap with Uber-financed Lime, especially in Europe.

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Jan 13, 2020 - 02:44 pm

Lime is withdrawing e-scooter sharing from 12 cities

The shared e-scooter supplier Lime is withdrawing from twelve cities due to lack of profitability. In the USA these include Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and San Antonio, in Latin America Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Lima, Puerto Vallarta, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the Austrian city of Linz in Europe.

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Dec 9, 2019 - 12:44 pm

Enough with the cosmetics

The Climate Activist group Extinction Rebellion has made headlines in France by sabotaging around 3,600 electric scooters in the capital and major cities. Their statement: “The electric scooter is just a toy of green capitalists, we don’t want them in our cities.”

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Nov 20, 2019 - 02:54 pm

Seat launches Urban Mobility business unit

Seat has set up a new urban mobility solutions development department, as well as introducing an electric scooter and a new electric kick scooter. Seat car sharing in Madrid is also to be integrated into the new unit.

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Nov 8, 2019 - 12:06 pm

The scooter parking that wasn’t

In the German Nuremberg, a sign advertising Europe’s first electric scooter parking garage was set up. Up to 12,000 electric kick scooters will be able to park and charge there, alongside a lounge for the drivers.

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Nov 7, 2019 - 01:33 pm

Sharing is caring

The city of Los Angeles has suspended Uber’s electric kick scooter and bike permits after the company refused to share data. The corporation rents electric vehicles via their subsidiary Jump and has until Friday to appeal or their permit will be permanently revoked.

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Oct 24, 2019 - 04:28 pm

Electric scooter companies go for battery exchange

VOI Technology is apparently operating its electric kick scooter rental service completely emission-free in a trial city through the use of electric transporters and cargo pedelecs. Tier Mobility and Circ are also using new electric kick scooters with replaceable batteries.

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Aug 28, 2019 - 10:39 am

Not too easy, rider…

In Milwaukee, USA, electric kick-scooters mishaps have again hit the headlines. Three Bird kick-scooter riders were caught on an 8-lane highway in Milwaulkee. The three men from Texas said the GPS guided them onto the interstate highway.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/09/22/kick-scooter-culture-yet-to-kick-in/
22.09.2020 21:35