electric scooters

Unagi expands e-scooter subscriptions with $10.5M in new funding

Unagi, the startup behind the portable, design-centric electric scooters, is launching its subscription service to six more U.S. cities in an expansion fueled by $10.5 million in funding. The startup,

Bolt unveils its fourth-generation scooter

Bolt is best known for its ride-hailing service. But the company also operates an electric scooter service in 45 cities across Europe. Designed by the company’s in-house hardware team, the new model

5 key innovations taking e-scooters to a half-billion rides in 2021

Shared e-scooters are on track to surpass half a billion rides globally in 2021. These are several of the most important innovations that got us here.

The scooter battle for New York City is on

New York City, one of the most coveted shared micromobility markets in the industry, has released its request for interest in its electric scooter pilot, officially kicking off what promises to be a c

Unagi, the iPhone of scooters, now has a subscription service

Unagi, the portable and design-forward electric scooter company that made a splash with celebs and pop stars, has launched a subscription service. The service, called Unagi All-Access, will be offered

Lime, Dott and Tier win Paris scooter permits, delivering Bird a loss in a key market

American micromobility startups Lime and European competitors Dott and Tier Mobility have won permits to operate shared electric scooters in Paris, following a seven-month tender process that had as m

The Station: Amazoox, TuSimple seeks $250M and the next e-scooter battleground

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Startups Tortoise, Swiftmile are combining their tech to solve scooter chaos

Sidewalk congestion is a major pain point for cities, and fully charged scooters for riders are no guarantee. Those are the two main selling points of micromobility docking startup Swiftmile and remot

Spin scooters head to Europe, starting with Germany

Spin has launched its scooter sharing business to Germany, the first step in the U.S. company’s plans to expand to Europe. The company, which was acquired by Ford in 2018 for about $100 million,

BlaBlaCar partners with scooter startup Voi to launch new BlaBla Ride app

Long-distance ridesharing startup BlaBlaCar announced that it is expanding to scooter sharing. But the company isn’t going to operate its own fleet of scooters. Instead, BlaBlaCar is partnering with

As Europe slowly unlocks, e-scooter startups, like Helbiz, are wooing with offers

At the start of the year, it looked like Europe would be in for a “Summer E-Scooters / E-Bike War,” as both regional startups and U.S.-backed unicorns vied for the pockets of city commuter

Spin restarts scooter business in four markets

Spin, the electric scooter startup acquired by Ford in 2019 for nearly $100 million, has restarted operations in four U.S. markets as COVID-19-related closures begin to ease. The company has resumed o

Lyft ends electric scooter operations in Oakland, Austin and San Jose

Lyft, which just had a massive round of layoffs wherein 982 people lost their jobs and 288 were furloughed, is also pumping the brakes on its scooter operations in a handful of cities. “We’re

Lime pauses scooter operations in select markets amid COVID-19

Lime is pausing its electric scooter operations in California and Washington, as well as throughout the countries of Italy, France and Spain to help keep riders safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. &#82

Tier Mobility acquires Coup’s electric moped scooters

Tier Mobility operates a scooter service, the kick-scooter-with-a-motor kind. And it has acquired assets from Coup, a now-defunct scooter service, the moped kind. Coup shut down late last year, and Ti

Cityscoot raises another $25.6 million for its electric moped service

French startup Cityscoot is raising a $25.6 million (€23.6 million) funding round from Allianz France, Demeter as well as existing investors Groupe RATP and Banque des Territoires. The startup is al

Tier Mobility, the European e-scooter rentals startup, adds another ~$40M to its Series B

Tier, the European e-scooter rentals startup that operates in 55 cities across 11 countries, has topped up its funding for the second time in four months. The Berlin-based company has extended its Ser

Bird deploys the Bird Two scooter in San Francisco

Bird is rolling out its Bird Two scooters, which the company first unveiled back in August, via Scoot in San Francisco. Scoot’s plan is to deploy up to 1,000 of these Bird Two scooters. San Fran

After sale to Ford, Spin charges ahead with plans to scale up

Electric scooter startup Spin was long considered to be a bit of an underdog in the micromobility space. Before selling to Ford, Spin had raised just $8 million, while competitors Lime and Bird had ra

As Bird buys Circ, a rewind of scooter VC, M&A and financial reporting

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. While the IPO cycle reprices former unicorns and concern imbues the private marke
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