electric scooter Stories Today

The GenZe 2.0 electric scooter is one of those rare vehicles that doesn’t just excite me, it actually makes me hopeful about the future of urban transportation. I’ve spent the last two months using it as my daily driver, and it has fundamentally changed the way I get around town.

After nearly 200 miles in the saddle, here are my thoughts on the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter.

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electric scooter Stories November 13

One of the advantages of electric scooter shares such as Lime and Bird, besides their convenience, is that they introduced the world to how much fun electric scooters can be. But as riders grow frustrated searching for available scooters, sales of consumer electric scooters have skyrocketed, prompting more companies to enter the fold.

Unagi is the latest to join the fray, and their electric scooter definitely stands out among the rest. Read on to see my full review of the Unagi electric scooter. expand full story

electric scooter Stories November 11

This year’s EICMA 2018 Milan Motorcycle Show was a site to behold. In addition to the standard endless booths of gas-powered motorcycles, this year saw a huge number of new EVs.

Check out all of the coolest, most interesting and even some of the weirdest new EVs we saw there.

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electric scooter Stories November 10

Every year on November 11th, China celebrates their own version of Black Friday known as “Single’s Day”. The origin story is a bit odd (something about celebrating single people, hence the four 1’s), but the point is that it has turned into a massive international shopping holiday with crazy good deals on sites like AliExpress. Last year Alibaba reported over $25B in sales in one day.

The discounted prices cover just about everything, from computers to toothbrushes (seriously, I’m not kidding). But what we’re really interested in are the EV’s and associated parts for things like electric bicycles, e-scooters, e-skateboards, etc. Read on to see a list of some of the best deals we’ve found this year.

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electric scooter Stories November 9

The Spanish automobile company SEAT is the latest to join the electric scooter craze. SEAT just announced that they have developed a new electric scooter along with the electric mobility company Segway-Ninebot.

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Spanish-based Torrot already has a nice lineup of electric scooters. Now the company is showing off their newest electric vehicle, the Torrot Velocipedo, at the EICMA 2018 Milan Motor Show.

The Velocipedo is designed to offer the same advantages of an electric scooter, but in a safer and more convenient package.

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electric scooter Stories November 7

NIU, the largest electric scooter manufacturer in China, made quite a showing at the EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show. The company has a wide range of electric scooters and brought every model they had to the show, including some new ones.

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[Update: Axios has updated its report with more sources saying the deal could see Ford spending close to $100M to buy Spin, while another report from the NYT says Ford will invest another $100M into the company. Ford has also issued an official statement on the buyout.]

This week we heard that Lime is reportedly moving beyond electric scooters and may want to offer small electric car rentals. Now, a major auto manufacturer is jumping into the electric scooter share market. Ford has reportedly signed a deal to buy the scooter startup, Spin for a paltry sum…

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Lyft, normally known for their ride-sharing service, has been trying to break into the personal mobility market with electric bicycles and scooters. Now the company has reportedly hired Liam O’Connor to help build their personal electric vehicle portfolio.

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electric scooter Stories November 5

Thanks to companies like Bird and Lime, electric scooters have transformed into a popular form of transportation. However, most electric scooters have fairly low speed and power ratings.

One US-based company wants to change that, and has developed an electric scooter that you really must see to believe.

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