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Shared scooters slightly closing a month, document says. However that might exchange.

It’s tough out there for an e-scooter. The battery-powered vehicles used by most scooter-sharing companies weren’t intended for such heavy use. The first generation of shared scooters were mainly from Xioami, and not made with the type of usage scooter rental companies like Bird put the vehicle through.  Alison Griswold in her Overshare newsletter about...CONTINUE READING
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Lime scooter worm sees riders injured because of ‘surprising over the top braking’

If there’s one thing you don’t want while you’re cruising downhill on a scooter, it’s sudden braking. Lime has rolled out firmware updates after the detection of a bug within its fleet of electric scooters, which could “under rare circumstances could cause sudden excessive braking.” SEE ALSO: Yup, e-scooters are dangerous, study confirms – especially...CONTINUE READING
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Lime e-scooters are far and wide, even Google Maps

Lime made it to Australia last month and Mexico City the month before. On Thursday, the motorized scooters dropped into Google Maps, inching us ever closer to e-scooter world domination. On the Google Maps mobile app, a scooter option showing nearby Lime scooters will come up when mapping out directions on transit. The app will...CONTINUE READING
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‘Smart’ e-scooter thinks it can fix flaws with scooter-sharing

An e-scooter is an e-scooter is an e-scooter. Right? It may seem that way, but companies are developing new designs for the two-wheeled machines. As the scooter-share industry continues to grow, it’s becoming clear that the motorized devices are increasingly important.  SEE ALSO: E-scooter companies really don’t want you to do this Superpedestrian, a transportation...CONTINUE READING
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Report: Uber looks into buying e-scooter company Bird or Lime

Four wheels good, two wheels better.  According to a report in The Information, the ride-hailing company Uber is in secret talks to acquire an electric scooter company. And, if the story’s sources are accurate, Uber isn’t being too picky — the company is reportedly speaking with both Bird and Lime about a possible deal.  SEE...CONTINUE READING
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Lime brings electric bike and scooter sharing to Australia

Electric scooter and bike sharing company Lime has rolled into Australia, launching in Sydney on Friday. The Californian company’s bright green, dockless electric vehicles have been released into the streets, with 300 e-bikes distributed through Sydney to start and e-scooters to come soon. SEE ALSO: Bike-sharing has blown up in the past year, but cities...CONTINUE READING
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Lime pulls faulty e-scooters after reports of battery fires

E-scooter company Lime is cautioning riders and contract workers about malfunctioning batteries and other issues with some of its scooters. Lime uses Segway Ninebot scooters in many of its cities, but after an August report about battery issues in “several” units, faulty scooters are being pulled from the fleet. What Lime calls a manufacturing defect...CONTINUE READING
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