Tag: electric kick scooters

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.

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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.

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Jul 16, 2021 - 11:48 am

Li-Cycle to recycle batteries for Helbiz

The Canadian recycling company Li-Cycle and the Italian-American micromobility provider Helbiz announce their intention to jointly develop recycling solutions for spent lithium-ion batteries from e-scooters and e-bikes. The collaboration is expected to result in a recycling cooperation.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 11:02 am

Micromobility meets beer-o’clock

A drunk 40-year-old man in Berlin tried to transport a large refrigerator on an electric kick scooter. When police stopped the man, the unsecured refrigerator fell to the ground.

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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.

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Apr 21, 2021 - 12:51 pm

Tier continues to clean up e-scooter operations

Micromobility provider Tier Mobility has partnered with Ari Motors and Ono to electrify the fleet for operational use. Tier staff will employ electric transporters from Ari and cargo pedelecs from Ono to exchange the batteries and kick scooters in the fleet.

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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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https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/01/vehicle-of-choice-for-eskootr-championship-revealed/
01.09.2021 14:32