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Bird will let you complain about bad e-scooter parking

Irresponsible scooter parking is the scourge of any city overrun with the motorized devices. So on Thursday, e-scooter company Bird unleashed “Community Mode” on its app, which includes a way to report or complain about bad parking jobs or damaged Birds blighting city streets. SEE ALSO: Bird wants you riding its e-scooters all day The...CONTINUE READING
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Ford gets into the e-scooter craze with Spin acquisition

Ford is entering the electric scooter business. The American carmaker announced Wednesday it has acquired the popular San Francisco-based scooter-share company Spin. The scooter startup secured $8 million in funding last year, and it was one of the first scooter companies to bring the electric vehicles to San Francisco this year along with Bird and...CONTINUE READING
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Uber’s Jump e-scooters are here, and they look just like Jump bikes

Uber’s e-scooter fleet is finally here.  The company’s recently acquired electric bike company, Jump, was one of four operators granted an operating permit in Santa Monica, California. Starting Wednesday, Jump’s red motorized electric scooters will be available for rent in the Uber app. SEE ALSO: Uber wants to use scooters and bikes to become the...CONTINUE READING
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Scooting while drunk is a dangerous, lame way to get a DUI

Yes, you can get busted for scooting while drunk.  With scooters swooping into more and more cities, it’s no surprise that people are behaving badly on the electric devices. E-scooter rental company Bird celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month with 2.1 million riders in 100 cities. That’s 10 million rides.   But not all...CONTINUE READING
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San Francisco has no idea what to do about ‘goofball’ e-scooters, email records show

San Francisco has been scooter-less for months.  Other cities, meanwhile, have slowly been filling with electric scooters. But earlier this year, San Francisco cracked down on three companies — Bird, Lime, and Spin — that had been renting e-scooters to riders without any go-ahead from the city. After an initial period of letting them ride...CONTINUE READING
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E-scooter company wants you to front a lot of cash for your very own scooter rental business

As if there weren’t enough scooters out there whizzing around, an Austin-based electric scooter company wants anyone and everyone to start their own scooter rental business. Goat — a relative newcomer to the scooter scene — is spearheading this new business model. It’s reminiscent of Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner program to get entrepreneurs who normally...CONTINUE READING
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Cities scramble to contain the flood of e-scooters

The motorized scooters arrived with a vengeance—but cities including San Francisco are putting up a fight. The city is forcing all scooters off the road as it implements a new permit program for the vehicles.  Beyond the Bay Area, other large cities such as Washington, D.C., and Austin saw flocks of e-scooters — electronic, GPS-tracked...CONTINUE READING
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Xiaomi’s e-scooter is everywhere because it’s fast, fun, and easy to ride

Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter $499 View Product The Good Affordable • Sleek • minimal design • Durable • 18-mile battery range The Bad 5-hour charge time • Awkward to carry • Difficult to fold up and store The Bottom Line There’s a reason e-scooter companies use the Xiaomi Mi: It’s fun and easy to ride,...CONTINUE READING
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This ‘e-scooter for women’ is… actually pretty good for women

Ancheer electric scooter with suspension seat $647.99 View Product The Good Smooth and sturdy • Good grips and easy controls • Sitting and standing options • LCD screen shows speed and charge • Comfortable seat The Bad Short range • Slow acceleration • Heavy The Bottom Line If you’ve got a short commute, and are...CONTINUE READING
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