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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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E-scooters finally return to San Francisco—without Bird and Lime

It’s been a wild ride, but e-scooters are officially back in San Francisco. It only took an official ban, a drawn-out permit application process, a surprising selection announcement, three appeals (from Lime, Uber’s Jump, and Spin), and a denied temporary restraining order to get here.  SEE ALSO: San Francisco has no idea what to do...CONTINUE READING
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Lime green energy: The electric scooter company wants to be carbon neutral

Lime, the electric scooter and bicycle company, wants to go “lime green” by becoming a carbon neutral business.  SEE ALSO: Lime just dropped some serious e-scooter drama On Tuesday, Lime announced a partnership with NativeEnergy that will allow it to buy renewable energy credits to charge its fleet. Since people charge most of the scooters...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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Lime just dropped some serious e-scooter drama

E-scooters can really rile people up — whether it’s cities trying to contain the onslaught of the mini motorized vehicles, or celebs such as actor-turned-venture-capitalist Ashton Kutcher fighting for their rights at a tech conference, it seems we are a nation divided. And sometimes, it’s the scooter companies that can get all hot and bothered....CONTINUE READING
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Ofo shut down in many U.S. cities. Here’s what happens with all those bicycles.

The bright yellow Ofo bicycles came into our country fast and furious last August, but after barely a year in the United States, the app-enabled bike share company announced it was downsizing its presence in more than 30 U.S. cities down to a handful. But its 40,000 bicycles won’t go to waste. Already about 3,000...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Bike Sharing, Bird, Lime, Ofo, Tech

After a year, Lime boasts 6 million scooter and bike rides

Love it or hate it, it’s been a year since bike-shares flooded the United States.  Other countries, such as China and Australia, were already inundated with the services, which let users unlock bicycles with a smartphone and leave them anywhere when they’re done. (They’re called “dockless” since they don’t have to be locked to a...CONTINUE READING
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