Estonia’s Taxify joining ride-hailing race in Paris
The French capital is seeing a wave of new sharing offers since it cancelled its longstanding Autolib service. The latest arrival is Taxify from Estonia. The taxi service launched a fleet of electric kick-scooters, accessible via the company’s app.
LG Chem to supply batteries to Vietnam
LG Chem has agreed to deliver batteries for electric scooters produced by the Vietnamese startup VinFast. The latter is part of the Vingroup that also makes smartphones and electric buses which will also use LG Chem batteries.
Retro Honda motorbike Cub turning electric (video)
Honda has been making the Super Cub for some 60 years so that by now the little halfling of a motorbike and scooter has become legendary. Still only Shanghai Customs of China offers to convert the machine into an electric motorcycle, with growing success.
Paris: Govecs boosts electric scooter fleet Cityscoot
Over 2,000 additional electric scooters are headed for Paris as Govecs helps Cityscoot to grow their sharing fleet. Cityscoot will take delivery of over 2,750 new electric scooters and has also expanded to Nice. Govecs deployed over 10,000 e-scooters across Europe to date.
Electric cars coming to FAME II in India
India is advancing their electric transport initiative on various levels. Details on the second part of their EV scheme FAME have been leaked. Plus, those electric cars already on the road will now receive a special green license plate with other privileges planned as well.
Low speed chase.
A police officer in the States stopped a granny on a mobility scooter – he called it a, “eh, little cart” – as she was cruising in the middle of the road. When discovering that she was lost, he insisted on escorting her home and ended up driving 70 minutes behind her at the speed of 6 mph. Wind down and take your time this weekend!
Folding with grace.
The designers of the Inu electric scooter say they were inspired by ballerinas. The Inu smoothly folds and unfolds at the push of a button on a smartphone app in just five seconds. Prices range from 2,999 euros (3,580 dollars) to 4,999 euros (6,000 dollars) depending on battery size.
After the stretched Hummer and the stretched Prius, here comes the stretched scooter. It was made by Chinese Lanbei and seats no less than 11 people and is all-electric, of course! Why they build this XXXXXL vehicle and show it all around the country? It could be solution for mass transportation – as long as the destination is just straight ahead.