Tag: electric kick scooters

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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Aug 27, 2019 - 01:37 pm

Hyundai introduces new electric kick scooters

Hyundai has introduced the prototype of an advanced foldable electric kick scooter. Compared to the Ioniq scooter presented at CES 2017, Hyundai has switched from front-wheel to rear-wheel drive to increase safety and stability.

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Aug 16, 2019 - 03:05 pm

Uber & Lime expand cooperation in Europe

Uber clients in Europe may now book Lime e-bikes straight through the Uber app. The cooperation started in the US and is currently being rolled out across the continent. Prague, Warsaw and Stockholm are among the first wave of European markets with other capitals to follow suit.

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Aug 15, 2019 - 07:28 pm

Lime expanding services in Germany

Lime boss Brad Bao announced in an interview that the US sharing provider will soon launch its electric kick-scooters in seven more German cities. Lime is already active in six major cities.

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Aug 14, 2019 - 01:57 pm

Reach Now adds Tier electric kick scooters to its app

Moovel, the joint venture of Daimler and BMW that will soon be Reach Now, is collaborating with Tier Mobility to expand its multimodal mobility app to include electric kick scooters. It remains unclear, what this means for the companies‘ own scooter brand Hive.

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Aug 5, 2019 - 01:22 pm

Audi presents e-tron Scooter

Audi is presenting a four-wheel electric scooter concept that combines the positive characteristics of electric pedal scooters and skateboards. The collapsible Audi e-tron scooter is scheduled to go into production at the end of 2020.

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Jul 25, 2019 - 01:13 pm

Electric scooters gone wild

In a wild dashcam video, we can see someone on an electric kick scooter navigating a highway in Texas. While many people have complained about the improper and dangerous use of the now almost ubiquitous rental scooters, this has got to be the dumbest.

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Jul 16, 2019 - 02:32 pm

IEC plans unified standards for electric scooters

A newly founded Technical Committee of the international electrotechnical standardisation organisation IEC will develop uniform standards for electric pedal scooters, monowheels and electric kick scooters starting in autumn this year.

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https://www.electrive.com/2020/07/06/swapfiets-expands-and-diversifies-into-electric-scooters/
06.07.2020 19:53