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Boosted’s rugged electric scooter is launching at $1,599

Boosted, the maker of the electric skateboard Boosted Board, has unveiled its next mode of transportation: the electric scooter. Available for pre-order today, Boosted Rev costs $1,599 and is designed to be durable, fast, efficient up hills and safe. The Boosted Rev, which has been about 18 months in the making, will start shipping this summer. Boosted, which counts mostly men as its core consumer for the electric skateboard, is hoping to diversify its customer base with the launch of scooter...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, San Francisco, Scooters, Bird, Cto, Rev, Boosted Board, Micromobility, Boosted, Sanjay Dastoor, Jeff Russakow, Russakow, John Ulmen, Unagi Lime


Bird is now selling its electric scooters directly to consumers

Bird, recognizing the growing possibility that people will want to own electric scooters rather than share them, is launching a new scooter model available for purchase. Called the Bird One, it will be available for ownership and shared use cases. Bird is also ditching the Ninebot ES and relying on its own M365 model for monthly personal rentals. “Bird One builds on the benefits and learnings of Bird Zero and is forecasted to last in the sharing environment for well over a year,” Bird CEO Tra...
Tags: Transportation, Travis Vanderzanden, San Francisco, Tech, Barcelona, Bird, Electric Scooters, Micromobility, Bird One


Shared electric scooter rides accounted for 45.8% of all micromobility trips in 2018

Shared electric scooters are close to overtaking bike-sharing, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials. In 2018, of the 84 million micromobility trips taken, 38.5 million of those were on scooters. The other 45.5 million trips were on bikes — either ones from station-based bike-shares or dockless shared bikes. Rides on station-based bikes accounted for 36.5 million trips, an increase of nine percent from 2017. Compared to the year prior, more than twice as many tri...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Ford, Electric Scooters, Citibike, National Association of City Transportation, Micromobility, NACTO, Kate Fillin Yeh, Seattle Nacto


Shared electric scooter rides accounted for 45.8 percent of all micromobility trips in 2018

Shared electric scooters are close to overtaking bike-sharing, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials. In 2018, of the 84 million micromobility trips taken, 38.5 million of those were on scooters. The other 45.5 million trips were on bikes — either ones from station-based bike-shares or dockless shared bikes. Rides on station-based bikes accounted for 36.5 million trips, an increase of nine percent from 2017. Compared to the year prior, more than twice as many tri...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Ford, Electric Scooters, Citibike, National Association of City Transportation, Micromobility, NACTO, Kate Fillin Yeh, Seattle Nacto


Skip is way more popular than Scoot in San Francisco

San Francisco has hit the mid-point for its one-year electric scooter pilot program. In a to be presented at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s board of directors meeting tomorrow, the SFMTA reports that there were 242,398 electric scooter trips between October 2018 and February 2019. What especially jumps out is the fact that Skip accounted for 90 percent of all rides. It seems that’s a result of consistently having more scooter availability than its rival, Scoot . On the ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Scoot, Electric Scooters, U S Census Bureau, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Micromobility, SFMTA, Skip


Movo grabs $22.5M to get more cities in LatAm scooting

Madrid-based micromobility startup Movo has closed a €20 million (~$22.5M) Series A funding round to accelerate international expansion. The 2017 founded Spanish startup targets cities in its home market and in markets across LatAm, offering last mile mobility via rentable electric scooters (e-mopeds and e-scooters) plotted on an app map. It’s a subsidiary of local ride-hailing firm, Cabify, which provided the seed funding for the startup. Movo’s Series A round is led by two new investors:...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gadgets, Transportation, Mobile, Europe, Mexico, Tech, Spain, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Madrid, Latin America


Uber, Lyft, and the challenge of transportation startup profits

How much does transportation cost you? In most cities, bus or subway fare might set you back $3 or so. A tank of gas, maybe $30 or $40 depending on your car. An hour of street parking? Sometimes it’s free, sometimes it’s a few bucks. And you can usually snag an economy seat on a round-trip U.S. domestic flight for under $300. These numbers probably ring true for most people. There’s just one problem: Everything you know about the cost of transportation is wrong. Despite a massive infusion of ven...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Technology, Government, Funding, Articles, Tech, Economy, Policy, United States, Scooters, Automation


The uncertain future of shared electric scooters

Cities all over the world have seen an influx of two-wheeled, electric kick scooters on the road over the last couple of years. Scooters from the likes of Bird, Lime, Spin, Uber’s JUMP, Lyft and others are all trying to own the first and the last mile. The first mile is often understood as the distance between a transportation hub and someone’s starting point while the last mile is the distance between a transportation hub and someone’s final destination. These companies want both, and some (Ub...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Tech, Scooters, Bird, Mobility, Spin, Scooter, Electric Scooters, Last Mile, Lime, Micromobility, Skip, Last Mile Transportation, Micro-mobility


Cities are getting more serious about micromobility data

Gone are the days when cities and tech startups are constantly at odds with each other. Passport, a mobility management startup, has partnered with Charlotte, N.C., Detroit, MIch., and Omaha, Neb. to create a framework to apply parking principles, data analysis and more to the plethora of shared micromobility services. “For many cities, the only option has been to impose bans, fees or permit systems intended to cap the number of scooters allowed on their streets,” Passport CEO Bob Youakim to...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Scooters, Detroit, Passport, Lime, Charlotte, Omaha Neb, Dan Gallagher, Micromobility, Bob Youakim, Mark de la Vergne, Charlotte N C Detroit MIch, Youakim, Transportation Partnerships


Populus raises $3.1 million to help cities make sense of shared scooters and bikes

Cities are seemingly down for this new era of transportation, which entails micromobility services and ride-hailing, and operators are increasingly more down to share their data with cities. Now, cities just have to find out what to do with this data and how to extract learnings from it. This is where Populus comes in. Populus, which just raised a $3.1 million seed round from Precursor Ventures, Relay Ventures and others, helps cities make sense of the influx of transportation data. This brin...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Washington, Los Angeles, Bay Area, Arlington County, SF Bay Area, Charles Hudson, Precursor Ventures, Micromobility, Populus, Regina Clewlow, Clewlow, Precursor Ventures Relay Ventures, Fletcher Foti


Ford Taking Electric Scooters for a Spin

We were wrong. There will be a new Ford-offered vehicle slotted below the EcoSport for the low-income/urban greenie crowd. It’s not very aerodynamic or powerful, but that won’t matter, as you’ll never own it. Yes, it’s a scooter. A Spin scooter, to be clear, and it’s poised to mingle with Birds and Limes on a […] The post Ford Taking Electric Scooters for a Spin appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Ford, Scooters, Autos, Mobility, Spin, News Blog, Micromobility, E-scooters, Ford Taking Electric Scooters


Nissan to show its Micromobility concept at 2016 New York Auto Show

Nissan will debut its concept of Micromobility at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.
Tags: Nissan, New York Auto Show, Micromobility