Gogoro scales battery swapping to new markets via B2B partners
Gogoro is partnering with Foodpanda in Singapore in the latest B2B play from the battery swapping company aimed at global expansion.
Tier Mobility and Spin lay off 100 more employees
Around a year ago, Tier Mobility was winning the shared micromobility game. Fueled by its $200 million Series D fundraise in October 2021, the company went on to acquire three other micromobility oper
Micromobility in limbo: Takeaways from Paris and LA
Shared electric scooters came onto the scene five years ago with a promising vision of getting people out of cars and on to greener modes of transportation. Yet despite billions in VC money and plenty
E-bike subsidies, consolidation and IPOs: Our 2023 micromobility predictions
This was a tumultuous year for micromobility, both within the shared and private spheres. As we predicted last year, 2022 brought with it a rise in the sale of electric bikes, the adoption of smarter
Bird’s plan to stay in the shared scooter game
Bird CEO and president Shane Torchiana predicts a major consolidation in the industry, with two or three companies coming out on top. Bird, he said, has a chance to be one of those companies.
Drover AI’s Alex Nesic on using tech to regulate the scooter market
We sat down with Drover AI CEO Alex Nesic as part of an ongoing series of interviews with founders who are building transportation companies.
Tier Mobility lays off 180 people amid poor funding climate
Tier Mobility, the German micromobility giant that recently acquired Spin from Ford, is laying off 16% of staff, or 180 people, according to a LinkedIn post by CEO Lawrence Leuschner and an open lette
Helbiz reports revenue increase but dwindling cash reserves
Helbiz started out as a shared micromobility company but has since expanded to include ghost kitchens, media streaming and, most recently, a taxi service. The company reported its second-quarter earn
Bird burns $310M but sees revenue bounce back
Shared micromobility company Bird has had a tumultuous second quarter. The company announced plans to dismantle its retail business, shut down operations in unprofitable markets, had a corporate shake
The disappearance of Bolt Mobility shows how corrosive depreciation can be for IRL startups
With the apparent demise of Bolt Mobility, the divide between technology businesses and those that are merely tech-enabled is back at the forefront of our minds.
Bolt Mobility has vanished, leaving e-bikes, unanswered calls behind in several US cities
Updated: Article updated to add the city of Richmond and the county of Montgomery in Virginia, as well as St. Augustine, Florida also confirming service has ended there. Bolt Mobility, the Miami-bas
Drover AI is using computer vision to keep scooter riders off sidewalks
Shared micromobility companies have been adopting startlingly advanced new tech to correct for the thing that cities hate most — sidewalk riding. Some companies, like Bird, Neuron and Superpedes
South Korean e-scooter company Gbike acquires Hyundai Motor’s micromobility platform ZET
Gbike, a South Korea-based micromobility Gcooter operator, is acquiring Hyundai Motor’s shared micromobility platform ZET as it wants to increase its market share and create technological syne
Veo’s Candice Xie one year later, still slowly and steadily winning the profitability race
We sat down with Veo CEO and co-founder Candice Xie one year after our initial interview to discuss what is happening in shared micromobility.
Lime is trialing shared electric motorbikes
Shared micromobility giant Lime is piloting electric motorbikes in Long Beach, California. Lime has been teasing a new form factor to cater to use cases outside of scooters and bikes for a while, so i
Bird is laying off 23% of staff
Shared micromobility company Bird plans to layoff 23% of its staff, according to tech layoff tracker Layoffs.fyi. The tech tracker attributes the news of the layoffs to an internal memo, but certain L
With ride-hail and delivery launch, Fenix wants to be the Bolt of the Middle East
Abu Dhabi-based mobility startup Fenix has added ride-hail and courier services to its portfolio of mobility products. The company launched “Fenix Taxi” in Manama, Bahrain, on Monday and s
Meet Philip Reinckens, Spin’s new CEO
Ben Bear, the CEO of shared micromobility operator Spin, is stepping down from his role just a couple of months after the company was purchased by Tier Mobility, another shared operator with a large E
Bird changes course, drops vehicle sales in pursuit of profitability
Bird presented its first quarter 2022 earnings on Monday after the bell. Revenue has decreased consistently since the company went public via a special purpose acquisition merger in November last year
Bird, Lime use Google’s ARCore to power scooter parking solution
Bird and Lime are launching new tools to help alleviate the problem of shared electric scooters parking inappropriately, and both are powered by Google. Both Bird and Lime’s systems, named Bird