Tier Mobility launching new e-scooter series
Tier Mobility, the German electric kick scooter company recently acquired by former F1 champion Nico Rosberg is launching a new series of electric scooters. The company’s first purpose-built LEVs have been developed and manufactured in a strategic partnership with Okai.
German gov’t green lights electric kick scooters (PLEV)
The German Federal Council approved the Ordinance on Small Electric Vehicles (eKFV) today, which will soon allow electric kick scooters to be used on the road. However, the government will have to implement changes yet again as a prerequisite for final approval.
Too much of a good thing
Paris has enough, of Trottinettes that is. Providers have deployed about 15,000 little kick-scooters so far and numbers are to double. But, as users misbehave too often, companies such as Jump, Lime or Bird have been warned to either abide by a new code of good conduct or else the city will kick them to […]
Madrid: Seat plans eXS electric scooter sharing project
Seat has sold more than 5,000 units of its eXS electric kick scooter, which was developed in collaboration with Segway, and is now entering into a strategic partnership with the startup UFO to make 530 of its electric pedal scooters available to the public in Madrid via an app.
Germany paves way for electric micro-mobilty
The German federal cabinet has passed the long-announced Small Electric Vehicle Ordinance (eKFV). Now it is up to the federal council to take the next steps. It could adopt the new regulations on 17 May so that the regulation would enter into force this spring.
Volkswagen reveals last-mile e-scooter concepts
Volkswagen revealed two micro mobility concepts in Geneva, the Streetmate e-scooter that can be driven while sitting or standing; and the three-wheeled Cityskater, known as the “last mile surfer”, which is a collapsible standing scooter steered by shifting weight.
Scooter licenses incoming?
According to a study by Consumer Reports, around 1,500 people have been injured in accidents involving electric kick-scooters in the USA since the end of 2017. The article is based on estimates from hospitals in 47 US cities in which either Bird or Lime operate.
Germany’s first electric kick scooter sharing to be in …
The increasingly popular kick scooters that Lime or Bird and lately even Daimler have rolled out en masse in cities across the world are still illegal in Germany. However this is to change next year and already Bird has found a first partner city and while it begins with a ‘B’ it is not an […]
These guys cannot stand the last mile
Perhaps last mile electric vehicles as we know it have seen their last days as more and more users are tired of standing, especially when they do not even have to kick much but simply turn the throttle.