Micromobility Roundup

Micromobility Roundup July 22

Chinese electrification: In China’s enormous market where micromobility generates hundreds of millions of rides per day, Hellobike begins electrification push of it’s sharing bicycles.

On the map: Google Maps partners with Ito World to bring bike sharing information to its app in 24 major cities showing station locations and bike availabilities, as it does for public transportation information.

Micromobility Roundup July 15

Last mile goods: Further boosting the value of bike/micromobility lanes, Refraction A.I. reveals an autonomous deliver vehicle capable of utilizing bike lanes and overcoming winter conditions.

Unit economics drama: As The Information claims Bird seeking additional funding due to absent unit economics, Bird founder Travis VanderZaden and board member David Sachs fire back with positive unit economics thanks to robust new Bird One model and strong revenue growth numbers.

Micromobility Roundup July 8

Taking the long view: European micromobility provider Dott to raise $34 million Series A and focus on slow but smart micromobility growth by working with cities, using longer lasting scooters and battery swapping, deploying e-bikes, and even offering rider insurance.

Turnkey micromobility: Best-selling Taiwanese moped manufacturer Gogoro known for their unique swappable battery system launches end-to-end vehicle-sharing platform.

Micromobility Roundup June 24

Two become one: Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-rental company, merges its electric and human powered bike-sharing businesses aiming to become more cost competitive in the country’s large yet ultra-competitive bike-sharing market.

Dump that car: As e-bikes get better and smarter, they can become car replacements for many in urban areas, with the option of keeping up with traffic with electric assist or avoiding it altogether via side streets.

Micromobility Roundup June 17

Licence to E-bike: Japanese auto-part supplier giant DENSO is leading a $20 million investment in Californian and Swiss-based Bond Mobility (previously Smide), which operates super-fast dockless electric bikes in Switzerland.

Invasion of the cycle-lane snatchers: A nationwide grassroots effort to highlight the need for protected bike lanes is using red Solo cups along bike routes to show just how frequently cars invade bike lanes.

Micromobility Roundup June 10

Licence to E-bike: Japanese auto-part supplier giant DENSO is leading a $20 million investment in Californian and Swiss-based Bond Mobility (previously Smide), which operates super-fast dockless electric bikes in Switzerland.

Invasion of the cycle-lane snatchers: A nationwide grassroots effort to highlight the need for protected bike lanes is using red Solo cups along bike routes to show just how frequently cars invade bike lanes.

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