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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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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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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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Jim Carrey did a weird skit about dockless e-scooters on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Jim Carrey’s absurd, comedic touch made its mark on Thursday night, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new show Kidding. Instead of the regular walk-in and waving to the crowd as most guests do, Carrey entered with a skit about those dockless e-scooters which have taken over cities around America. “I love it....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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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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Bike-sharing has blown up in the past year, but cities are wary after the mess in China

Friday is National Bike to Work Day, but this year it’s a bit different.  It’s the first year the U.S. will celebrate the two-wheeled holiday since the inundation of bike-share companies, with dockless bicycle fleets landing in cities across America over the last 12 months.  While the shared bicycles add another convenient commuting option for...CONTINUE READING
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