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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


The electric scooter wars of 2018

This was was undoubtedly the year of the electric scooter. Between massive fundraising rounds, lofty valuations and both Uber and Lyft’s entrance into the space, it’s clear these scooters are here for the long haul. But just because investors have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into these companies in the past year, the electric scooter business is not without its difficulties. In fact, it’s an immensely difficult business with tough unit economics, regulatory challenges on a city-by-cit...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Y Combinator, Washington, San Francisco, Tech, Ford, Scooters, Bird, Silicon Valley, Latin America, Scoot, Ninebot, Sao Paulo


Ford buys electric scooter startup Spin

Ford is buying electric scooter startup Spin, Axios reports. Spin currently operates its scooters in Coral Gables, Fla., Washington, D.C., Charlotte, N.C., Durham, N.C., Lexington, Ky., Denver, Colo., Detroit, Mich. and Long Beach, Calif. In addition to operating throughout specific cities, Spin is live on five college campuses. Spin was one of the three companies that initially deployed its scooters in San Francisco back in March. Along with Bird and Lime, Spin was forced to remove its electric...
Tags: TC, Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Ford, Electric Scooter, Electric, Seattle, Spin, Ninebot, Santa Monica, LONG BEACH Calif, South San Francisco, Seattle Spin, Sanjay Dastoor, Lime Spin


What to expect from the return of electric scooters in SF

The time has come. Electric scooter sharing services are returning to the streets of San Francisco — this time with explicit permission from the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. On Monday, we’ll see both Skip and Scoot deploy their respective electric scooters throughout the city. And if you remember what it was like earlier this year, you’ll likely notice that these scooters look different from the ones that were previously scattered throughout the city. In March, a number of electric scoote...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, London, Washington, Court, San Francisco, Tech, Portland, Electric, Chinatown, Moscone Center, Excelsior, Scoot, Electric Scooters, Lime


'We're the only company without a cease and desist order': Why Skip thinks it can win the scooter war

Skip, a new e-scooter company, already has scooters in Washington D.C. and plans to expand into San Francisco. Unlike Bird, LimeBikes, and Spin, Skip is the only scooter company that hasn't been issued a Sanjay Dastoor, the company's CEO, tells Business Insider he wants to work with cities, rather than "asking for forgiveness" Before hundreds of electric scooters appeared on San Francisco streets in April, a small startup named Waybots was experimenting with the idea in Washington D.C. Cre...
Tags: Lyft, Washington, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Reddit, Bird, Silicon Valley, Alexis Ohanian, Serena Williams, Business Insider, Santa Monica, Charlotte North Carolina, Charron, University of California Berkley, David Charron


Boosted Boards founders launch heavy-duty scooter renter Skip

All electric scooters are not created equal. I’ve found ones from Spin, Bird, and Lime to often be broken, shaky, or out of battery. But now the founders of Boosted Boards, which makes the steadiest and safest-feeling electric skateboards, are bringing their rugged hardware expertise to the scooter world. Today, they’re coming out of stealth with a supposedly stronger and longer-lasting dockless electric scooter rental startup called Skip. And the surprise is they’ll only operate where permit...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Boosted Boards, Hardware, Washington, Collaborative Consumption, Funding, Tech, Bird, Alexis Ohanian, Dc, Scooter, Initialized Capital, Sv Angel, Electric Scooters