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Strange mobility bedfellows: Indian seated scooter rental startup Yulu announces a strategic design and manufacturing partnership with automaker and Series A investor Bajaj, with plans to expand from 3,000 to 100,000 units by 2020.
Botched Bosch scheme? After a three year run, Bosch’s sit-down scooter subsidiary Coup announces discontinuation of services due to poor unit economics.
Swapping changes: German legislative body calls for mandatory battery swapping, citing sustainability as German scooter provider Circ lays off a reported 10% of staff, citing streamlining of operations, which includes a shift to swappable batteries.
A whole NIU world: Significant player in full-sized scooter manufacturing and sales, Chinese NIU Technologies reports impressive profitability while announcing official entrance to US market with pricing details to boot.
Micromobility taxonomy: SAE International lays out parameters and classifications for diverse micromobility hardware.
Company consolidation, hardware diversification: Previously focused on seated scooter sales, California based Ojo announces plans to acquire South Carolina based scooter, trike, and bike rental Gotcha stressing focus on unit economics.
Scooter brains gets manufacturing brawn: IoT components maker Comodule opens factory in Estonia capable of producing 20,000 telematics devices every month to meet the growing demand for connected bikes and scooters.
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