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If you’ve spent any amount of time in large cities in the US recently, you’ve probably seen shared electric scooters. Everyone from flip-flop wearing millennials to loafer-clad businessmen have been spotted scooting around urban centers on the nimble little EVs. And while companies like Lime and Bird have taken the country by storm with their stand-up electric kick scooters, a new scooter sharing company known as OjO is set to provide an alternative sit-down option.

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electric scooter Stories January 8

Swagtron is best known as one of the most affordable electric bicycle, e-scooter and e-everything else manufacturers. And despite their sometimes surprisingly low prices, the Swagtron e-bikes and e-scooters that we’ve tested have been surprisingly well-built.

Now the company is showing off their new product lineup at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. And the list is full of impressive and outlandish designs that you’ve just got to see to understand.

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electric scooter Stories December 28, 2018

2018 was a big year for electric motorcycle and scooter announcements. That means 2019 is the year that many of these models will first roll out to the public.

Large companies and new startups alike have been getting into the electric two-wheeler game, offering up a wide range of new electric rides. From crazy high powered electric motorcycles to sensible commuter electric scooters, here are the models to watch for next year.

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electric scooter Stories December 26, 2018

Dutch electric scooter company Etergo (formerly Bolt Mobility) just landed a €10M investment. The company is in the final stages of production preparation and will use the funding for production of their high tech, innovative and long range electric scooters.

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electric scooter Stories December 24, 2018

T’was the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring – not even a mouse.

So where could Micah be found, was he at his computer? No, he was outside – reviewing the crazy EMove electric scooter!

Alright, that’s enough rhyming. Let’s get down to brass tacks. The EMove electric scooter from Voro Motors is a high-power, high-speed and long-range electric scooter that puts all the little electric scooters to shame. Now let’s talk about why.

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electric scooter Stories December 20, 2018

Mountain View-based light electric vehicle company Boosted just announced today that they have raised $60M in Series B financing. The company intends to use the funding to develop and produce new types of personal electric vehicles designed to be even more rugged and robust.

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electric scooter Stories December 18, 2018

Personal electric vehicles such as e-bikes and e-scooters have proven to be incredibly popular gifts this year. With only a week left before the end of the holiday shopping season, this could be your last chance to snatch one up for a great price.

But considering these fun and convenient little EVs start at a few hundreds dollars each, you’ll probably want to do your research before deciding on the right one for you or your loved ones. And that’s where we come in. Here at Electrek, we have been testing and reviewing dozens of personal electric vehicles. These are the ones that made the cut and would make a great addition to your e-stable.

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electric scooter Stories December 13, 2018

I think it’s fair to say that Vespa has defined the classic scooter style that has lasted in one form or another for over half a century. Interestingly though, that design hasn’t only been limited to scooters. A Barcelona-based company has borrowed those classic looks for a totally new type of vehicle: an electric monowheel.

And before you laugh, check out the specs. You might be more interested in this thing than you’d think…

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Google is no stranger to Lime or its popular electric scooters and bikes. The company already invested in Lime’s last $335 million investment round this summer.

But now Google is going even further to help put riders on Lime’s micro-mobility vehicles. Starting today, Google Maps will feature Lime’s electric scooters, e-bikes and pedal bikes as a transportation option in its transit tab.

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electric scooter Stories December 11, 2018

Electric scooter sharing may feel like a fairly new fad, especially if your city was only recently invaded by the convenient little EVs. But believe it or not, it’s been over a year since Santa Monica-based Bird first launched its rentable electric scooters in the US and started the e-scooter craze. While Bird might have seemed original at the time, there have since been over a dozen other companies that have attempted to join the nascent electric scooter sharing industry.

By all accounts, none of these companies are anywhere near profitability. Many experts claim the businesses aren’t even sustainable. So what will happen to these electric scooters and the companies renting them out in the next few years? Here are four possible scenarios.

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