micromobility

Cowboy raises $80M to take its e-bike business up a gear

The pandemic spurred a boom in electric bikes and other alternative urban transportation modes as city dwellers looked for less-crowded ways to get around their streets quickly and easily without reso

Lime’s new e-bike has a swappable battery that also works with its scooters

Lime is finally making good on its promise to deliver its Gen4 e-bike to the streets after first announcing plans to introduce the new hardware last March. The new bikes will have a swappable battery

Smarter, more powerful e-bikes and scooters take charge at CES 2022

Even though we didn’t make it to CES 2022 in person this year, we certainly heard about the “eMobility Experience,” a test track for demo rides of all the e-scooters, e-bikes and whatever other

The Station: TuSimple loses the driver, Nikola settles and transpo predictions for 2022

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Micromobility in 2022: Refined, mature and packed full of tech

2021 was the year micromobility as a concept, a solution and a way of life really started to settle in. Increased shared micromobility and COVID-ridden public transit helped make small electric vehicl

Voi scooters raises $115M Series D round as it preps to enter new cities — and for an IPO

The European e-scooter market is currently the main battleground for companies playing in the micromobility space, taking advantage as they are of Europe’s relatively compact cities and the desire o

Nigerian mobility-tech startup MAX bags $31 million in Series B round, set to expand across Africa, build EV infrastructure

Nigerian mobility tech startup Metro Africa Xpress Inc. (MAX) is planning to enter more markets across Africa as it races toward formalizing the continent’s transportation sector after securing $31

E-scooter company Tier acquires Wind Mobility’s Italian subsidiary

Tier, a Berlin-based e-scooter company that’s quickly expanding throughout Europe, has acquired Vento Mobility, the Italian subsidiary of Wind Mobility. The companies are not sharing the terms o

Shared micromobility company Bird launches two retail scooters, available at Target

Bird, the shared micromobility company that recently went public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company, has launched two new kick scooters for sale. The Bird Flex, a foldable personal

The Station: Didi delists, a plea for the Chips Act and crypto for in-car purchases

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How micromobility operators can unlock a $300B industry

Standardizing the charging of e-scooters would be beneficial for end consumers and micromobility companies alike. 

Bird’s first public earnings show slight miss in Q3 revenue, full-year guidance improved

Today after the bell, scooter-sharing company Bird disclosed its third-quarter earnings, the first time it has done so as a public company. Bird recently merged with a SPAC, bringing cash and public-s

E-scooter startup Tier buys Nextbike to double down on commitment to e-bikes

Berlin-based Tier Mobility, one of the largest e-scooter operators in Europe, has just acquired German bike-sharing platform Nextbike. The move signals Tier’s commitment to the same multi-modal

E-bike subscription service Zoomo raises $60M Series B to disrupt last-mile delivery

Zoomo, the Australian startup that builds e-bikes and offers micromobility subscriptions to gig workers and couriers, wants to be the next disruptive electric vehicle company. The startup has just ann

Lime raises $523M as it prepares to go public

Shared electric micromobility giant Lime has closed a $523 million raise in convertible debt and term loan financing, money that Lime CEO Wayne Ting says is the next step on the company’s path t

The Tenways CGO 600 is a very serviceable, urban, belt-drive e-bike, great for commutes

Tenways is an e-bike maker which has launched its first model, the CGO 600, on Indiegogo. Priced at around $1,400 this is a relatively affordable e-bike in the scheme of things, and has plenty of feat

Bird shared vehicles now featured in Moovit transit planning app

Transit planning app Moovit is now featuring Bird’s shared e-scooters and e-bikes in its app. As of Thursday, Moovit users in 65 cities across 12 countries — including Austria, Belgium, France

Tier scoots off with $200M, all-equity ‘first close’ of Series D

Berlin-based e-scooter rentals company Tier Mobility has announced a $200 million raise, which it says is the “first close” of its Series D, as investors continue to plough money into urba

Bolt Mobility launches in-app navigation for shared e-scooters

Bolt Mobility, a micromobility company co-founded by Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt, has launched an in-app navigation system for its e-scooters dubbed “MobilityOS.” To make this feature easy

Zoba wants to help micromobility companies get more rides, increase profitability

Micromobility companies that aim to turn a profit have to juggle running a tight ship, adhering to constantly shifting local  regulations and getting as many riders on vehicles as possible. Boston-ba
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