electric scooter Stories June 22

Ever heard of an electric micro-bike? That’s okay, not many have. It’s a fairly new (and largely undefined) class of micromobility vehicles, but one that is growing thanks to several interesting new additions to the market.

While technically not really “bikes” at all in the traditional sense due to a lack of functional pedals, electric micro-bikes offer a similar style of seated ride to a conventional e-bike, yet are usually smaller and lighter for added convenience.

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electric scooter Stories June 15

Love them or hate them, rental electric scooters have undeniably changed the game when it comes to short trips around crowded cities. Whether a quick form of commuting for locals or a convenient way for tourists to navigate a new city on vacation, rental electric scooters have become a staple of quick and easy urban transit. Now Lime’s newest electric moped could be showcasing the next evolution beyond small-wheeled standing electric scooters.

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electric scooter Stories June 10

Los Angeles-based micromobility company Bird is looking to trim down, at the cost of hundreds of jobs. The shared electric scooter company has reportedly let go 23% of its employees in its latest round of layoffs.

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electric scooter Stories June 7

I’ve set foot on just about every budget electric scooter on the market, and it’s not very often that I get to see something genuinely innovative and new. But that’s exactly what the ANYHILL UM-2 electric scooter delivers: a novel innovation in the form of a pop-up removable battery hidden below the deck.

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electric scooter Stories June 6

Every time I think I’ve seen the electric scooter envelope pushed as far as it can go, someone comes along and builds a bigger envelope. This time that someone is California-based electric scooter company Voro Motors, which is prepared to break the internet (and perhaps a few bones) with a pint-size 65 mph (105 km/h) seated electric scooter known as the Voro Motors RoadRunner Tronic.

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electric scooter Stories June 1

Standing electric scooters that can zip around the city at 20 mph (32 km/h) sure are convenient, but what do you do when your feet get tired and beg for a rest? Apparently you pop a squat – at least if you have a seated scooter, that is. And the new Fucare HU3 Pro seated electric scooter offers just that: a speedy yet comfortable riding position in a compact and affordable vehicle.

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electric scooter Stories May 31

Crowdfunding is a common way for many small companies to get their start, and is especially common in the light electric vehicle industry for e-bike and e-scooter companies. But let’s face it, crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo are still erroneously synonymous with scams in the minds of many.

Believe it or not, many of the biggest names in electric bicycle companies these days actually got their start on those platforms, proving that just because a company is pre-selling e-bikes doesn’t mean they won’t deliver.

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electric scooter Stories May 20

Spoiler alert: Electric vehicles are the future, and they’re destined to replace fossil fuel-powered cars. Unless you’ve got your head firmly buried in the sand, that won’t come as a shocker to you.

But credit where credit is due. We humans, we’re a pretty ingenious animal. We figured out how to build massive societies fueled in large part by poking holes in the ground and then burning the super-pressurized pre-historic algae we found. That was a neat trick, until we realized that it had the small downside of destroying the world we’re leaving for our kids. Whoops.

Now we’re in the process of righting that wrong. Some are embracing the change wholeheartedly, and others are being dragged into the future, kicking and screaming. But make no mistake, it’s the future and it’s coming.

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electric scooter Stories May 16

I’ve personally tested dozens of electric scooters and covered hundreds more over the years, but never before have I rested my eyes, feet or butt on one quite as cool or weird as the Fiido Beast. It’s a novel design that, despite having a few issues, is a heck of a lot of fun to ride.

That joy comes from two main advantages: a ton of power and the ability to ride it either sitting or standing.

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Dott, one of several leading European electric scooter-sharing companies, announced today that it is making its first expansion outside the continent. The first stop on the scooter company’s world tour? Sun-streaked Tel Aviv.

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electric scooter Stories May 11

Gogoro, widely considered to be the global leader in battery swapping for light electric vehicles, announced today that it is officially launching operations in Israel. The move marks a major westward expansion by the electric scooter and battery swapping company, which has until now largely focused on dominating the Eastern markets.

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electric scooter Stories May 6

The latest salvo in a battery swapping electric scooter arms race will see Taiwanese scooter giant KYMCO enter Europe via Italy with its Ionex electric scooters.

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Miami-based Fluidfreeride, one of the top electric scooter distributors in the US, has just launched its latest electric scooter model. The Mosquito is designed to be a lightweight and portable electric scooter for city commuters, but still packs in surprisingly good performance and features despite its minimalist design.

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electric scooter Stories May 5

I recently had the chance to put some good miles on the newly unveiled 2022 Apollo City electric scooter to see what makes the latest version of this awesome new scooter so special. And considering the company built it using all the feedback they’ve received over the years from their massive community, it definitely ticks a ton of my boxes for an ideal high-speed commuter electric scooter.

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electric scooter Stories May 4

You’d be forgiven for not noticing, but shared micromobility company Lime’s electric mopeds have disappeared from the streets of NYC less than a year after their debut.

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electric scooter Stories April 13

Personal vehicles such as bicycles, e-bikes, e-scooters, and motorcycles have skyrocketed in popularity in the US over the last few years due to their efficiency and effectiveness compared to cars. But a six-year study by UCLA shows that these light vehicles account for a higher proportion of injuries.

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electric scooter Stories April 8

Japan’s heavyweight motorcycle manufacturers known as the Big Four have unveiled a new electric motorbike battery swapping program called Gachaco. But what Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki haven’t come right out and said is that instead of the highly anticipated innovative new motorcycle battery standard, it’s looking a lot like a blue version of Gogoro.

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We learned earlier this week that California-based electric moped manufacturer ONYX was rebooting the short-lived CTY electric moped. That lower-cost model, with half of the speed of its bigger brother, the RCR, was put on the back burner a few years ago in favor of the much higher-demanded and higher-performance model. But now ONYX has given it new life with the CTY2, and bumped its performance specs accordingly.

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electric scooter Stories April 7

The newly unveiled Yadea KS3 Lite electric scooter has just been launched as the brand’s latest low-cost, lightweight electric scooter designed for urban commuters.

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electric scooter Stories April 6

The Wolf King GT Pro from Voro Motors is one of those “be-all, end-all” of the electric scooter world. With its high power and high speed plus a rugged full-suspension design, this thing should be the weapon of choice for anyone in search of a seriously high performance electric scooter.

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electric scooter Stories April 5

The world’s leading shared micromobility company, Lime, has just launched a month-long campaign under the tagline ‘Break Up With Cars.’

If you’ve been wondering whether a car may be more harm than good for you (and for your city), then Lime is trying to incentivize your way over the edge towards going car-free.

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Taiwan-based electric scooter company and battery swapping network Gogoro has officially gone public, listing this morning on the Nasdaq exchange.

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electric scooter Stories April 4

Leading smart electric scooter company NIU has released its Q1 2022 sales volume figures, which demonstrate a large increase in international sales volume yet only a modest bump in domestic sales.

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electric scooter Stories April 2

KYMCO Chairman Allen Ko recently shared new plans from the company’s electric vehicle developments, including the debut of the KYMCO Ionex Smart Streetlights system. Once employed, the system would see connected streetlights and traffic lights in smart cities tied into the brand’s swappable EV battery stations.

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electric scooter Stories March 31

Gogoro, known as the de facto swappable electric vehicle battery standard as well as the manufacturer of leading high-speed electric scooters, has just announced a finalized date for its public entry to the Nasdaq stock exchange.

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electric scooter Stories March 30

When gas prices started climbing the charts, we quickly saw how electric bicycle sales grew rapidly as well. With many fast and low-cost electric bikes available, commuters were switching away from gas and toward smaller electric vehicles. But new sales figures show that the electric scooter market is also getting a healthy boost from high gas prices. And the even smaller EVs come with their own unique advantages.

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electric scooter Stories March 29

I was fortunate enough to be in the front row when NIU unveiled its new MQiGT EVO electric scooter at the 2021 EICMA Milan Motorcycle Show last November. Now the leading smart electric scooter company has begun making deliveries in Europe, with other markets also set to soon receive the fast and powerful electric scooter.

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electric scooter Stories March 28

Xiaomi rocketed the NAVEE N65 electric scooter to a successful launch late last year on its Xiaomi Youpin crowdfunding platform. Now the scooter is making its way westward toward European and North American customers.

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electric scooter Stories March 23

The Apollo City and Apollo City Pro electric scooters, which both opened for pre-orders today, represent a new phase of the Canadian e-scooter leader’s product development. After releasing the company’s first all-original design scooter last year, Apollo has done it again by designing the new Apollo city from the ground up to have the best commuter features all in one scooter.

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A few weeks ago we covered the announcement of the Fiido Beast, a new class of electric scooter that lets riders either sit or stand while flying at speeds up to 30 mph (51 km/h). Now Fiido has launched the Beast for sale, bringing it a step closer to reality.

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electric scooter Stories March 21

Ola Electric, one of the leading electric scooter manufacturers in India, has announced today that it has made a strategic investment in the Israeli battery company StoreDot.

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electric scooter Stories March 16

Renowned battery-swapping and electric scooter company Gogoro has just announced its new SSmartcore technology platform. The new technology will result in smarter electric two-wheelers and is getting its big debut at the heart of the new Gogoro SuperSport electric scooter that was also unveiled today.

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electric scooter Stories March 13

Segway has come a long way from its nerdy self-balancing transporter days. Several new models and one acquisition later, the company has some quite respectable entries in the larger electric mobility market. Case in point: the new Segway E110A electric scooter, which shows off a combination of stylish design and some interesting tech under the panels.

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electric scooter Stories March 10

The Fiido Beast is preparing for its big unveiling, where it will be one of the first of its kind electric scooters. In addition to dual motors, dual suspension, and a giant battery, this electric scooter packs another big surprise: You can sit down on it and ride it like a two-wheeled go-kart.

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electric scooter Stories March 8

The Yadea KS5 Pro electric scooter isn’t some low-performance, toss-it-after-a-month-type of electric scooter. The largest electric scooter company in China made sure to pack it full of performance, features, and value. I spent several weeks testing the KS5 Pro electric scooter, as well as also trying out Yadea’s smaller KS3 scooter, and I’d definitely recommend them both.

Here’s why.

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Gogoro, the company behind what has become the de facto standard for swappable batteries in light electric vehicles, has just unveiled the world’s first swappable solid state EV battery prototype.

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electric scooter Stories March 7

Leading smart electric scooter company NIU has seen a rollercoaster ride of stock prices over the last year, not unlike many other electric vehicle companies. However, NIU’s overall downward trend in stock price over the last year wasn’t abated by its recent 2021 Q4 earnings report.

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Canadian electric scooter company Apollo is hyping the upcoming launch of the brand’s redesigned Apollo City electric scooter. As the name implies, the scooter is designed for urban commuters, but the latest version is expected to have some big updates.

And with thousands of happy customers in the US, Canada, and beyond from the company’s existing scooters, Apollo has a lot to live up to with this upcoming launch.

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electric scooter Stories March 4

We knew that Yamaha was going to have a big unveiling coming up soon as part of the brand’s new “Switch ON” campaign to showcase its electric vehicle, but we were surprised by the number of vehicles that Yamaha ultimately rolled on stage. With six new electric two-wheelers to show off, Yamaha made a splash and underscored its commitment to light electric vehicles ranging from electric bicycles to electric scooters in the 50cc to 125cc equivalent class.

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The EMOVE Roadrunner from Voromotors seems like what an engineer would design for a seated electric scooter if they didn’t have to follow any rules. It’s basically two wheels strapped to a battery, and it goes faster than it probably should. It’s small. It’s powerful. It’s probably dangerous in the wrong hands.

In other words, it’s perfect.

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electric scooter Stories March 3

Twenty years ago, Razor released that iconic aluminum kick scooter that all the cool kids in the neighborhood had and that I didn’t (which I’m not bitter about at all). For anyone who wants to relive those glory days of youthful scooting gone by, but perhaps wants it to be a bit faster and safer and less childlike, the new Razor Icon is right up your alley.

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electric scooter Stories March 2

The Segway GT2 electric scooter pushes the brand into high-performance territory with a fast and powerful standing electric scooter.

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electric scooter Stories February 27

The first time I saw a JackRabbit, I couldn’t help but laugh. For someone that comes from the e-bike world, the proportions are just so funny looking. But the more I’ve thought about it, the more this funny little “micro e-bike” seems like it could solve a lot of problems for urban commuters.

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electric scooter Stories February 16

The Taipei-based company Gogoro, widely seen as the world leader in swappable batteries for light electric vehicles, will be listed on the Nasdaq exchange by the end of this quarter.

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electric scooter Stories February 15

New electric scooters are quite common these days, but rarely do we get to see such large format electric scooters that border on electric maxi-scooter territory. Once in a blue moon though, we get to see what’s on the heftier side of the electric scooter spectrum. And that’s just what Spanish company Nerva is offering with the new Nerva Exe.

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electric scooter Stories February 14

Electric scooters, e-bikes, and other light electric vehicles have long been promoted as a way to offset carbon emissions and reduce one’s carbon footprint. But the Miami-based electric scooter company fluidfreeride has taken that idea one step further by planting over a million trees aided by its electric scooter sales.

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electric scooter Stories February 8

Jeep has a new electric scooter known as the “Jeep RX200 with Razor” heading your way soon, expanding the brand’s presence on two wheels. But just like with Jeep’s electric bicycle project, it didn’t go it alone. This time the automaker teamed up with Razor to create Jeep’s first electric scooter model.

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electric scooter Stories February 6

In a sea of Vespa-styled electric scooters coming out across Europe, the newly unveiled Naon Zero-One electric two-wheeler offers a unique and fresh design. The fresh styling just may help differentiate it from the ubiquitous classically designed scooters still commanding significant market share.

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