electric scooters

Luup raises $30M ahead of Japan’s new micromobility rules

Japanese shared micromobility startup Luup has raised $30 million (4.5 billion yen) in a Series D financing round, which consists of 3.8 billion yen in equity and 700 million yen in debt. Luup has now

Unagi secures Best Buy as e-scooter subscription partner

E-scooter manufacturer Unagi has had a busy month. Just a couple weeks after bringing its Model One Voyager scooter to market, the company says it closed a large funding round and secured Best Buy as

Bugatti’s new electric scooter is bigger with W16 Mistral vibes

Somewhere hidden amid the thousands of flashy displays and exhibits at CES 2023 in Las Vegas was the newly upgraded 2023 Bugatti electric scooter. TechCrunch never saw it. Did anyone? Luckily, details

How Bird clipped its own wings

It recently came to light that Bird, a former unicorn in the once-hot scooter rental market, overstated its revenue for years. The accounting mess is consequential.

Apollo Pro wants to be ‘the Cybertruck of scooters’

The folks at Apollo aren’t messing around when they say they aren’t cutting any corners in creating their new Apollo Pro scooter. The new electric scooter has all the bells and whistles. T

Unagi throws in the towel on its $700K Model Eleven scooter Indiegogo campaign

Although 345 backers dug into their pockets to the tune of more than $700,000, the scooter they backed — the Model Eleven — will never see the light of day. The company is offering its bac

Unagi launches the updated Model One Voyager, a subscribable scooter

Unagi is perhaps best known for its Model One and its (now cancelled) Model Eleven scooter. Today, the company announced it has a new micromobility transportation tool in the works, the Voyager. It pa

Bo Mobility’s e-scooters are built with Formula One engineering

The first wave of electric micromobility was shepherded by the (still largely unprofitable, bless them) shared micromobility companies — the Limes and Birds of the world that popularized electri

Unagi launches its own more exclusive version of shared micromobility

"Unagi on Demand" is kicking off in Los Angeles and New York City. The move signals a shift in Unagi's current business model, which has mainly focused on sales and subscriptions of its e-scooters.

Can Taur be the brand that makes e-scooter ownership cool?

Much of the e-scooter conversation has been dominated by the happenings of shared vehicles, the companies that deploy them and the cities in which they are deployed. But Carson Brown, co-founder and l

Ola Electric valued at $5 billion in new funding

Ola Electric said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round even as the Indian ride-hailing giant’s spin-off struggles to deliver its maiden electric scooter to customers and

How BMW plans to corner the US scooter market with its all-electric CE 04

A weird thing has happened in the past two years. After years of decline, motorcycle and scooter sales have bounced back. That’s good news for BMW’s Motorrad division and its latest electr

Gogoro launches battery swapping stations in China

Five months after announcing a deal with two of China’s biggest two-wheel vehicle makers, Gogoro officially launched there today, opening 45 battery swapping stations in Hangzhou. The company’s co

GoTo Global drives European expansion with acquisition of German e-moped sharing company emmy

Israeli shared multimodal mobility operator GoTo Global Mobility has acquired German shared electric scooter company emmy. The strategic deal will help GoTo Global, which offers customers access to sh

Ola Electric raises $200 million at $3 billion valuation

Ola Electric said on Thursday it has raised over $200 million in a new financing round at a valuation of $3 billion, up from $1 billion two years ago, as it looks to scale its electric vehicle manufac

Ola Electric in talks to raise at over $2.75 billion valuation

Ola Electric is in advanced talks to raise between $250 million to $500 million in a new financing round as the Indian firm looks to scale its electric vehicle manufacturing business in the South Asia

Moovit integrates Lime electric scooters, bikes, mopeds into transit planning app

As of next week, Lime's vehicles will be included as a travel option in tandem with public transit for either all or part of a multimodal journey on the Israeli app.

Veo CEO Candice Xie has a plan for building a sustainable scooter company, and it’s working

"I think because of the VC money and also the hype in the industry, a lot of people just forget how easy and simple the business should be."

Ford micromobility subsidiary Spin launches first in-house-built e-scooter

Spin, Ford’s micromobility subsidiary, has launched its first custom designed and built electric scooter. The company says the S-100T scooters are its safest and longest-lasting, two qualities t

Next-gen Bird Three scooter comes with bigger battery and better software

Bird is rolling out to New York and Berlin this summer a next-generation scooter with a bigger, longer-range battery and a diagnostic monitoring system, as the micromobility startup seeks ways to impr
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