The BMW CE 04 was first unveiled as a civilian model, but has now gotten the police cruiser treatment to enable its use by law enforcement agencies.
electric scooter Stories October 22
The Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters recently became the fastest-selling electric scooters in the world upon their debut. But now the company is pushing back against claims that it is running behind schedule to get those scooters out to pre-order customers.
electric scooter Stories October 10
electric scooter Stories September 30
Ola has just announced a major new funding round and a sky-high valuation that follows on the heels of unprecedented demand for its new electric scooters. With an extra $200 million of funding raised at a new $3 billion valuation, Ola is quickly becoming a major disruptor in the electric scooter market.
electric scooter Stories September 29
They say the first car race occurred shortly after the second car was built. Speed junkies have long created races around just about every form of transportation out there, so it comes as no surprise that electric scooter racing would eventually pop up.
What is surprising though is just how freaking fast these racing scooters actually are, capable of exceeding 60 mph (100 km/h) on what looks like an overgrown kid’s toy.
electric scooter Stories September 24
While staying in Munich for a week during the IAA Mobility show, Electrek’s Fred Lambert, Seth Weintraub, and I each got the chance to test out Unu’s electric scooters as a way to navigate the city. Unu was kind enough to loan the three of us our very own 4 kW matte black Unu scooters. Together we constituted Electrek‘s first and only short-lived, mild-mannered biker gang as we toured the city in formation on our electric steeds.
electric scooter Stories September 23
Unagi has just unveiled a paradigm-shifting electric scooter that flips the script on how full-suspension electric scooters should look and function. With a beautiful design and loads of automotive-level technology, the Unagi Model Eleven electric scooter is sure to shock the industry as it ushers in never-before-seen tech into the scooter space.
electric scooter Stories September 16
The battery-swapping Goliath known as Gogoro is going public on the Nasdaq stock exchange in a monumental deal set to value the company at around US $2.3 billion.
electric scooter Stories September 15
Ola’s S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters are off to a massive start after the first day of sales, with CEO Bhavish Aggarwal claiming that the company is selling two electric scooters every second.
electric scooter Stories September 13
Ola Electric’s CEO Bhavish Aggarwal keeps making waves in the industry with new revelations following the launch of the company’s highly anticipated S1 and S1 Pro high-speed electric scooters.
electric scooter Stories September 8
electric scooter Stories September 7
Electric motorbike brand CAKE has announced the first-ever electric mobility bundle alongside EV automaker Polestar. The two Swedish companies look to provide solutions for urban mobility with a custom version of CAKE’s recently released Makka moped platform, which can be towed behind a Polestar 2 EV and simultaneously charged.
electric scooter Stories September 5
electric scooter Stories September 4
Ola’s electric scooters made a splash last month when the company unveiled its high speed Ola S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters. Ola had indicated that international export plans were in the works, but now we are learning that the US will be receiving the electric scooters much sooner than we had anticipated.
electric scooter Stories September 1
CAKE has just unveiled two interesting electric mopeds (or electric scooters, for the pedants among us) designed for extreme utility and customization. The new Makka electric moped line is innovative for more than just its features. The new models also debut as CAKE’s lowest-priced bikes yet.
electric scooter Stories August 26
OKAI has a cute new electric scooter known as the EA10A that packs more punch in the tech department than the speed department.
electric scooter Stories August 20
electric scooter Stories August 19
electric scooter Stories August 18
Australia-based Vmoto’s Super Soco brand has become a popular two-wheeled electric vehicle option on several continents, and now the company’s largest and most powerful electric scooter is coming to North America.
electric scooter Stories August 17
The GOVA C0 has a number of interesting features, not the least of which being that this seated electric scooter was designed specifically for women. This electric scooter is one of the newest products brought to market by NIU, a leader in the premium electric scooter industry.
electric scooter Stories August 16
electric scooter Stories August 11
GOTRAX has just launched its first ever three-wheeled electric scooter, the GOTRAX G PRO, touting its stability benefits for commuters.
electric scooter Stories August 6
Honda may have dragged its feet for years when it came to electric two-wheelers, but the company has now released a number of new and interesting designs. The latest is the ultra-affordable Honda U-GO electric scooter.
electric scooter Stories July 26
BMW is taking another stab at the world of personal electric mobility, this time showing off a new design for an interesting electric cargo trike, as well as a similarly-styled standing electric scooter.
electric scooter Stories July 20
Ola’s hotly anticipated upcoming electric scooter has started with a bang as the company has been flooded by pre-order reservations.
electric scooter Stories July 19
NIU is famous for its smart electric scooters – as in seated electric scooters. But the company recently made waves by announcing its entry into the electric kick scooter market with the NIU KQi3. Despite this being a totally new kind of electric scooter for NIU, they nailed it with their first model.
electric scooter Stories July 15
Drunk riding is a big problem with shared electric scooters. It’s just as illegal (and dumb) as drunk driving, but that hasn’t stopped scores of riders from engaging in the dangerous practice. And so now Bird is rolling out a new update that the company hopes will stump would-be inebriated scooter riders before they can rent an electric scooter and hit the road.
electric scooter Stories July 7
It’s finally here: BMW has brought its futuristic concept electric scooter to life as the BMW CE 04. No longer just a lofty design study, the new electric scooter is prepared for production as the first in a new succession of electric urban mobility solutions from BMW Motorrad.
electric scooter Stories July 6
NIU’s dominance of the smart electric scooter market appears to continue largely unchallenged, based on recent sales figures released by the company.
electric scooter Stories July 5
I ride and write about all sorts of light electric vehicles including electric bikes, scooters, motorcycles, and dirt bikes. But I have no idea where or how to classify the new Splach Transformer. It’s something of a hybrid light electric two-wheeler that not only fits in multiple categories, but allows users to easily modify it into more of one type of rideable or another.
electric scooter Stories July 2
BMW Motorrad recently announced that it will be unveiling a new motorcycle on July 7, and we probably already know what it will be.
Ola is preparing to enter mass production of the company’s first electric scooter. To celebrate the quickly closing milestone, the company’s CEO took the scooter out for a test ride in a newly released video.
electric scooter Stories June 24
Ducati has a knack for slapping its brand on just about every electric two-wheeler out there, but has yet to offer a true Ducati electric motorcycle. The company has dropped several hints that an electric Ducati could be in the stars, but first the company is giving us this cheap electric scooter instead.
electric scooter Stories June 23
Gogoro, the leading swappable battery electric scooter maker, has just announced a partnership with Foxconn, the world’s leading electronics manufacturer.
And it’s hard to overstate how big this could be for both Gogoro and the electric scooter industry.
Spin just unveiled its new flagship electric scooter scooter, the Spin S-100T. That “T” stands for “tough,” and that’s exactly how the scooter looks.
electric scooter Stories June 10
Piaggio’s next electric scooter, the Piaggio ONE, is designed with young riders in mind. And in case that wasn’t already clear by the fact that Piaggio first teased their upcoming scooters on TikTok late last month, then the new designs should hammer the message home.
Gone are the classic Vespa lines. In their place is a much more modern, city-centric scooter design.
electric scooter Stories June 4
The Raine One electric scooter was supposed to be a giant leap forward for the industry, promising higher performance and a sexier design at a lower price. But after collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in pre-orders on Kickstarter and running over a year past the original delivery date, the Enova design team behind the Raine One scooter announced today that they would be stopping development work on the scooter without issuing refunds.
Backers, as you may imagine, are not pleased.
electric scooter Stories June 3
The Apollo Phantom electric scooter is one of the first truly new electric scooters I’ve seen in a long time.
electric scooter Stories June 1
KYMCO is making a play for king of the battery-swapping hill, signing on two more electric motorcycle manufacturers for its Ionex battery swapping system.
electric scooter Stories May 27
Bird’s electric scooters are nearly ubiquitous. Over 200 cities around the world are dotted with them, allowing riders to rent the zippy little electric two-wheelers by the minute. The company has gone through several designs for its hardware over the last four years, and now the latest Bird scooter has just been unveiled: Bird Three.
electric scooter Stories May 26
Following the wildly successful Superstrata 3D-printed carbon fiber electric bicycle last summer, the team behind the Arevo 3D-printers that enabled such tech has a new offering: the Scotsman electric scooter.
electric scooter Stories May 25
Yadea is the largest electric two-wheeler manufacturer in the world, with a product portfolio that spans a variety of seated electric scooters and e-bikes. Now the company is adding standing electric scooters to the mix.
Piaggio’s second-ever electric scooter has just been unveiled ahead of the Beijing Motor Show later this week. That’s where the new Piaggio ONE will take center stage, though the brand is already unveiling the vehicle online to start the buzz.
electric scooter Stories May 24
As much fun as it is to ride the powerful, full-featured electric scooters we sometimes cover, more affordable mid-tier electric scooters certainly appeal to a larger market. The new Ninebot F30 and Ninebot F40 are exactly the kind of low-cost yet high-value electric scooters designed to help get more commuters onto two wheels.
electric scooter Stories May 19
The BMW Definition CE 04 is the latest major update to the company’s electric motorcycle plans, and all signs point to the scooter entering production soon.
electric scooter Stories May 18
The question used to be, “When will Gogoro finally expand internationally?” Now the better question has become, “Where will Gogoro go next?” The world leader in battery swapping has just announced that its latest international expansion involves a major partnership with two of China’s largest motorbike companies.
electric scooter Stories May 14
The Inokim Quick 4 electric scooter is a masterclass in high-quality scooter design that focuses on safety and performance over flash and glitz. I was super excited when Miami-based FluidFreeRide announced they were bringing Inokim scooters to the US market last year, and getting to test out the Quick 4 confirmed everything I’ve heard about the quality of these scooters (and that I saw on my own test of the Inokim Light 2 last year).
electric scooter Stories May 11
Husqvarna has a new electric two-wheeler in the works, which was just unveiled as the Husqvarna Vektorr electric scooter concept.