Tag: Electric scooters

Feb 28, 2019 - 02:52 pm

Coup boosts big city fleets by 500 electric scooters each

For the incoming start of the 2019 electric scooter season, the German sharing provider Coup is opening the service to more users. Also, a total of 1,500 additional electric scooters will be on the roads in Berlin, Paris and Madrid – a 40 % boost from before.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 02:22 pm

Forsee Power to deliver e-scooter batteries to Niu

Battery maker Forsee Power of France will supply the Chinese brand Niu with batteries for its electric scooter series. In addition, Forsee plans to produce more than 100,000 batteries for Niu at its Zhongshan plant in Guangdong Province between now and 2022.

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Feb 20, 2019 - 01:10 pm

Silence now sells electric scooters to private clients

The Spanish e-scooter manufacturer Silence is moving beyond its previously B2B only approach to selling electric scooters to private customers as well. A limited sales run will start in Spain and the S01 carries over the removable and wheelable battery from the commercial model.

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Dec 19, 2018 - 02:12 pm

Germans invest 10 million in Etergo for e-scooter

Dutch startup Etergo (formerly Bolt Mobility) has secured ten million euros for the mass production of its first electric scooter, AppScooter. The investment comes from an unnamed ‘German automotive specialist. The first series should be delivered in Germany and the Netherlands in the second half of 2019.

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Dec 17, 2018 - 04:48 pm

Vespa-infused electric unicycle made in Barcelona

A monowheel scooter sounds interesting enough but this one also uses the iconic Vespa look and has some more surprises hidden under the seat. Built by Bel y Bel in Barcelona, this electric unicycle – or uni scooter – self balances and shows some impressive performance.

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Nov 19, 2018 - 06:22 pm

Hamburg: DPD to deliver with electric vehicles exclusively

Delivery company DPD will electrify their entire fleet in Hamburg by summer next year, meaning they will operate with zero local emissions in the city centre. DPD will incorporate a mix of electric vans and trucks and smaller light electric vehicles such as scooters and bikes.

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Nov 8, 2018 - 03:36 pm

Ford takes over scooter company Spin

Ford has announced the takeover of Spin, a vehicle-sharing operator using electric scooters based in San Francisco. The plan is to extend the service to 100 other U.S. cities over the next 18 months.

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Oct 29, 2018 - 07:27 pm

Electric scooter so safe you may not need a helmet

German scootermaker Govecs is working on a scooter supposed to be so safe, drivers will not require a helmet. In order to receive approval from the authorities, Govecs has turned to BMW. The carmaker has a patent pending for such a safety technology and was open to a licensing agreement, says Govecs.

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Oct 18, 2018 - 01:42 pm

Govecs tasks Rieju with production / New Flexy scooter

Govecs acquires a new electric scooter model from Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Rieju in order to further develop and launch it under the name Flexy in the “mid-price segment”. Sales kick-off will follow probably already in the second quarter of 2019.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 06:23 pm

Piaggio kicking-off Vespa Elettrica sales in Europe

Here she is, the most original scooter from Italy only electric. Piaggio has finally started selling their Vespa Elettrica. The updated classic will come to buyers in Europe first before pre-sales are to start in the U.S. and Asia. Just beware, the price tag makes this a luxury e-scooter.

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Sep 26, 2018 - 01:30 pm

E-scooter firm Niu of China files for $150M U.S. IPO

Niu is among China’s largest electric scooter manufacturers. Now they are looking to get listed on the U.S. stock exchange, where they seek an IPO worth 150 million dollars to increase production, intensify R&D and widen their distribution.

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Sep 12, 2018 - 01:13 pm

Yamaha expanding electric two-wheeler business

Yamaha is taking their electric bike business further into new markets. A cooperation with Gogoro for Yamaha to use the firm’s battery swapping system in Taiwan is just in the making. Yamaha will add their design and marketing power. Moreover, they started selling pedelecs in the U.S. for the first time.

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Sep 10, 2018 - 05:57 pm

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.

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Aug 28, 2018 - 04:52 pm

Piaggio begins production of electrified Vespa

The cult classic is returning with an electric motor. Piaggio has announced the production kickoff for their electric Vespa for September. Next to a fully electric version, the Italian two-wheeler manufacturer is planning on offering a range extended version with an additional generator in future.

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Aug 22, 2018 - 04:18 pm

Austria: Auto club ÖAMTC launches e-scooter sharing

Austria’s largest automobile association ÖAMTC has rolled out their own electric scooter sharing. People in Vienna can now rent 150 light electric vehicles with another 15 being available in Graz. The ‘easy way’ service works via mobile app.

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Aug 21, 2018 - 02:20 pm

Berlin: Simple eScooter with Bosch motor for €2,000

Berlin-based startup Simple Mobility is making an electric scooter at a price below 2,000 euros. Their Simple eScooter uses Bosch technology in form of a 1,500 Watt electric motor and two battery options. They last for 50 or 100 km respectively. It sells online only.

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Aug 13, 2018 - 05:43 pm

TVS Motor to reveal hybrid scooter iQube

The Indian manufacturer TVS Motor will likely be presenting their new hybrid scooter later this month, called the iQube. They also plan to invest in another Indian manufacturer named Ultraviolette Automotive.

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Aug 8, 2018 - 04:44 pm

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.

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Jul 8, 2018 - 05:54 pm

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.

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https://www.electrive.com/2019/03/19/niu-continues-expansion-course-adds-vw-cooperation/
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