Nov 29, 2022 - 04:05 pm
Tier Mobility to discontinue e-moped sharing services
In Europe, after the micromobility provider Tier Mobility acquired approximately 5,000 electric scooters, including the charging infrastructure of the former Coup sharing service from Bosch, in February 2020, Tier is now going to phase out these vehicles.
Nov 7, 2022 - 03:24 pm
Gogoro partners up with Zypp Electric in India
In India, Gogoro has announced a strategic B2B initiative and partnership with the EV-as-a-Service platform Zypp Electric. The two companies have teamed up to electrify logistics fleets and last-mile deliveries using Gogoro’s battery-swapping stations.
Oct 20, 2022 - 12:52 pm
Stockholm legislates for more sustainable city transport
Stockholm has a new city government that has now outlined its plans for the future of transport in the Swedish capital. By 2030, all traffic in the city centre of Stockholm is to be emission-free, and car traffic is to be reduced by 30 per cent compared to 2017.
Oct 11, 2022 - 02:04 pm
Mobilize presents city EVs as Twizy successors
The Renault mobility brand Mobilize has presented the Twizy successor Duo and its cargo offshoot Bento in detail before the Paris Motor Show. The Duo city car will be available for subscription or long-term rental from the end of 2023. The cargo version Bento for commercial drivers will follow in 2024.
Aug 2, 2022 - 03:05 pm
E-Bike joint ventures by Porsche and Pon take up speed
The e-bike joint ventures launched by Porsche and Ponooc (part of Pon) are gaining traction. The partners announced that Porsche eBike Performance GmbH and P2 eBike GmbH began business. You may expect to see Porsche-branded e-bike drives across many labels in future.
Jun 8, 2022 - 04:14 pm
Porsche acquires lightweight e-bike maker Fazua in full
Porsche has taken over Fazua, a manufacturer of light and compact drive systems for e-bikes. The take over follows Porsche earlier taking a 20-per cent stake in the German start-up. It is also part of a drive at Porsche to expand its e-bike business.
Jun 1, 2022 - 05:59 pm
Agora takes a look at India’s decarbonization efforts
A discussion regarding the direction and efforts of India’s decarbonization efforts took place at an online event with Agora researcher Vanchhit Johri, Amit Bhatt from the ICCT, and Christian Hochfeld from the Berlin-based think tank Agora Verkehrswende, which advocates for the electrification of transport.
May 17, 2022 - 05:18 pm
Electric cargo bike with integrated solar panels
Two German companies, OPES Solutions and Urban Mobility, have teamed up to equip a heavy-duty electric cargo bike with integrated solar panels. The makers say this extends the range of the bike by up to 20 per cent with full utilisation of the 250 kg payload plus rider.
Apr 27, 2022 - 05:42 pm
Bolt set to expand with €150m investment
The Estonian mobility company Bolt Technology is going to invest more than 150 million euros this year to expand its e-scooter and e-bike business. By the end of this year, Bolt aims to expand its fleet to more than 230,000 micromobility vehicles in over 250 cities across Europe.
Mar 9, 2022 - 06:16 pm
Electric cargo bike pilot starts in Ghana
Impact Hub Accra and Siemens Stiftung has just launched the project Electric Cargo Bikes ‘Made in Ghana.’ The first two workshops in Accra and Tamale will start operations in March and will use a business model focussed on small entrepreneurs in the delivery sector.
Mar 3, 2022 - 12:10 pm
Berlin’s Tier acquires Spin sharing service from Ford
Berlin-based Tier Mobility is acquiring Spin, the micro-mobility service owned by Ford. While Spin has recently restructured due to profitability issues, the move enables Tier’s entry into North America’s LEV sharing market.
Feb 18, 2022 - 02:46 pm
Gouach gets over €3Mn to push repairable e-bike battery
French startup Gouach has received 3.3 million euros to bring forward its repairable batteries for the micromobility segment. Think Fairphone principle, since Gouach’s patented battery design makes it possible to replace defective components while keeping the rest intact easily.
Feb 7, 2022 - 04:46 pm
500 e-mopeds in Rome from GO Sharing & Zig Zag
Dutch provider GO Sharing is making 500 e-mopeds available in Rome with immediate effect. The launch of the new vehicles follows a merger with the Italian shared mobility platform Zig Zag Sharing last December.
Jan 11, 2022 - 04:05 pm
Ford scooter-sharing Spin to exit all “open permit markets”
Spin, the scooter-sharing service Ford acquired in 2018, is withdrawing from various markets due to unprofitability. This affects Germany, Portugal and Spain, and some US markets. Spin CEO Ben Bear shared the company’s reasoning in an email to staff.
Jan 11, 2022 - 03:42 pm
Bolt Technologies closes largest funding round to date
Bolt Technology, easily tagged as Estonia’s answer to Uber, has completed its largest funding round to date. Investors poured 628 million euros into the company, which had received another €600Mn in financing only last year. Bolt’s e-scooter hire is but one part of the growing business.
Nov 8, 2021 - 03:54 pm
Lime gathers 523 million dollars
The electric scooter and e-bike sharing provider Lime has raised 523 million US dollars in an oversubscribed financing round. With the fresh capital, among other things, Lime wants to bring its vehicles to more cities. Lime is also aiming to go public in 2022.
Oct 6, 2021 - 09:42 pm
GoTo Global takes over Emmy
The Israeli company GoTo Global Mobility is taking over the Berlin-based electric scooter sharer Emmy. The acquisition is meant to expand GoTo Global’s European presence to reach its goal of expanding to every major European city by 2025.
Sep 20, 2021 - 04:21 pm
Gogoro to become publicly listed and expand
Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro and Poema Global Holdings, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, have announced a definitive agreement resulting in Gogoro becoming a publicly listed company. The proceeds should propel expansion in India, China and Southeast Asia.
Sep 1, 2021 - 04:37 pm
CityBike & Vaimoo bring 5100 e-bikes to Stockholm
In Sweden, the Spanish micromobility company CityBike Global has signed an agreement with the city of Stockholm to implement one of the largest e-bike sharing services in Europe. The plan is to deliver over 5,100 e-bikes to the Swedish capital.
Sep 1, 2021 - 03:02 pm
Bosch enables ebikes to go further and smarter
Bosch has presented its innovations for the upcoming e-bike season including a smart system and a new app for more connectivity. The German engineering and technology company has also revealed a new battery – its largest e-bike battery to date – with a capacity of 750 Wh.
Aug 19, 2021 - 02:56 pm
Google Maps show micromobility from Voi, Bird & Spin
Micromobility providers Voi, Bird and Spin have entered into a cooperation with Google. In scores of cities, electric scooters, and, in the base of Bird, also e-bike sharing services are now integrated into Google Maps.
Aug 4, 2021 - 02:09 pm
Felyx expands micromobility in 3 German cities
The Dutch micromobility company Felyx is expanding in Europe. In Germany, the company is spreading out to Berlin and increasing its existing fleets in Düsseldorf and Hamburg. Felyx is now putting another 1,500 electric moped scooters on German streets.
Jun 24, 2021 - 05:07 pm
Balearic Islands launch new EV subsidies
The government of the Balearic Islands has launched a new round of subsidies for the purchase of electric cars and the installation of charging stations under the Spanish eMobility subsidy program Moves III.