Tag: electric kick scooters

Mar 11, 2021 - 03:28 pm

Tier Mobility e-scooters can be booked via FreeNow

The Berlin-based micromobility provider Tier Mobility has entered into a cooperation with the Free Now mobility platform from BMW and Daimler. As part of the cooperation, Tier’s electric scooters (kick-scoters and mopeds) will be gradually integrated into the Free Now app.

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Feb 24, 2021 - 10:46 pm

Tier Mobility develops greener batteries with Northvolt

Micromobility provider Tier and battery manufacturer Northvolt have formed a partnership. The aim is to improve the sustainability of electric scooter batteries and their raw material requirements, as well as improving sustainability by means of battery swapping stations and recycling.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 02:24 pm

Free Now to offer only electric rides by 2030

BMW and Daimler’s Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve carbon neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is committing more than 100 million euros in resources over the next five years to the shift toward e-mobility.

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Nov 10, 2020 - 04:49 pm

Tier Mobility raises $250 million to expand

The Berlin-based micromobility provider Tier Mobility has announced the closing of a new financing round in the amount of 250 million US dollars (about 211 million euros). The Series C round, the third capital increase of this kind, was led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2.

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Oct 23, 2020 - 09:24 pm

BMW & Daimler sell off parts of mobility services

BMW and Daimler are now selling parts of their mobility-as-a-service businesses. Mobimeo, the German national rail service Deutsche Bahn subsidiary, is taking over parts of the B2B and B2G side of things, while Uber is apparently very interested in taking over the ride-hailing and micromobility-sharing service FreeNow.

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Oct 18, 2020 - 06:33 pm

Copenhagen to put an end to free-floating e-scooters

The Danish capital Copenhagen wants to ban rental electric scooters from 1 January 2021 in the city centre. They say the measure is primarily out of consideration for senior citizens because riders would scatter the light EVs in public spaces.

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Oct 7, 2020 - 05:50 pm

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.

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Oct 4, 2020 - 05:43 pm

Mercedes-Benz eScooter with Micro Mobility Systems

Mercedes-Benz has turned to the Swiss Micro Mobility Systems to launch a star-branded electric scooter. The design brief included lightweight and longevity, and the Mercedes-Benz eScooter claims a mileage of over 5,000 kilometres. Plus, it folds.

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Oct 2, 2020 - 11:15 am

Age is no guarantee for wisdom

An 50 year-old man was caught riding an electric scooter on the M3 motorway in Hampshire. His kickscooter was seized and he was further punished with six points on his driving license. And here we thought, e-scooters were a territorial problem on sidewalks.

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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 26, 2020 - 03:20 pm

Tier & Voi present new electric scooters & MaaS models

The German electric scooter rental company Tier has introduced a new model equipped with a replaceable battery. The Swedish competitor Voi also includes a new e-scooter model in its range: The Voiager 4 has indicators – a first in its class.

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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 19, 2020 - 06:36 pm

E-scooter sharing firm Voi first to break even

Sweden’s Voi Technology is on track to make an annual profit in 2021 after breaking even in June. It is the first big electric scooter sharing firm to do so, the company said this week. The announcement comes at a time in which the market has been hit hard.

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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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