Micromobility Roundup December 4

Micromobility Roundup December 4


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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.



The Guardian Are electric vehicles really so climate friendly?

The Verge No, e-bikes aren’t cheating

StreetsBlog SF Protected Bike Lanes that Work for Everyone

Curbed New housing development in Arizona won’t allow residents to bring cars

AdWeek Infographic: E-Scooter Company Bird by the Numbers

The Verge Boosted rolls out squishier wheels for smoother, faster rides

Rivard Report Moving on from Scooter Bid Debacle, Blue Duck Hunts for Market Share

Pon Pon.Bike acquires electric cargo bike brand Urban Arrow

Electrek Lime electric scooters are now on every continent except the one you’re thinking

Digiday Inside Lime’s local strategy to market its scooters

Engadget Bird’s first non-electric scooter is made for kids

Gothamist Citi Bike Postpones Roll Out Of New Pedal-Assist E-Bikes

StreetsBlog Denver Denver’s Bike Share Program Will Shut Down; City Will Shake up Scooter Program

Miami Today Deal would bring 750 shared electric mopeds to Miami


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