Micromobility Roundup Nov 20

Micromobility Roundup Nov 20


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But do they replace car trips? A new report from Santa Monica’s scooter pilot reveals that almost half of all scooter rides do in fact replace trips otherwise taken by car. That’s a good look for sustainability!

Coming-out party: Chinese e-bike component manufacturer Bafang Electric IPOs on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, raising 168 million Euros with plans for investments in motor and controller manufacturing, lithium ion batteries, international marketing, and R&D.

On the origin of scooters: As micromobility evolves, three hardware customization strategies emerge with the successful utilization of each depending on an operator’s area of focus.

Singapore scooter saga: As Singapore bans electric scooters from footpaths after pedestrian related incidents, some riders protest the decision.

Deliver us from packages: With a capacity of up to 350 kg, more than some traditional delivery vans, e-cargo bikes could help significantly mitigate serious urban delivery related issues like increased traffic on already congested city roads, carbon emissions, and blocked bus and bike lanes.

Scooting to the bank: European appetite for micromobility investment remains bullish as Swedish Voi Technology raises a sizable new $85 million financing round a mere month after Tier Mobility’s $60 million funding.

Learn from the best: New York should study this city where winters are even harsher, yet two wheel commutes account for nearly 50 percent of all trips to school and work—given The Big Apple’s recent announcement for major bike infrastructure.



Morning Consult Shared Scooter Rentals in Cities Are Fueling the Market for Personal E-Scooters

Velove Velove raises € 1M in a seed round led by Almi Invest

San Francisco Chronicle Lyft’s Bay Wheels to resume e-bike rentals in SF

Bloomberg Lyft Weighed London Bike-Sharing Deal Before Officials Said No

StreetsBlog NYC Lyft Still Insists E-Citi Bikes Will Be Back By Fall

TechCrunch Segway-Ninebot now has an electric dirt bike

DC Post DC to Have Hundred Parking Corrals for Dockless Vehicles

Curbed New York Staten Island’s borough-wide dockless bike share pilot to roll out next spring

Business Wire Global Bike-Sharing Market 2018-2022 | Rise in Venture Capital Investments to Boost Growth | Technavio 


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