Bird is raising $100 million to become the Uber of electric scooters

“It feels like investing in Uber when it first launched.” That’s what one investor said of the hot new Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup, Bird — an electric scooter company th

URB-E’s launching a scooter sharing network at college campuses and hotels

URB-E, the startup that creates foldable electric scooters, is launching a transportation system designed to promote scooter sharing on colleges campuses and other large residential developments. One

Electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million for growth

Electric scooter maker Gogoro has closed a massive $300 million Series C round to expand its service. The company has sold scooters in its native Taiwan since 2015, and it Europe it offers them on a s

Scoot wants to expand its electric scooter operations globally with a white-label service

San Francisco-based electric scooter sharing network Scoot tells TechCrunch it plans to share its back-end software with third-party scooter operators in congested cities around the world. The idea is

This startup wants to make China’s electric scooters as desirable as iPhones

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. China is a big country with big cities and big roads. Imagine what it must feel like to k

URB-E’s newest foldable electric scooter cuts the price to $899

URB-E is a foldable electric scooter that first launched in prototype-form back at CES in January 2014. Last year we checked out a version that could carry an adult up to 20 miles at a speed of 15 MPH

The Immotor Go folding scooter features smartphone controls and swappable batteries

It’s clearly been a tumultuous couple of years for battery makers, now that simply not exploding is considered a feature – but between the armies of hoverboards and some notable smartphone example

iTank: “A three-wheeled scooter is the future”

The Kickstarter campaign for the Doohan EV3 iTank three-wheeled scooter began this week. It’s brought to you by Kartik Ram, the same guy behind the Zeitgeist electric bike that debuted this spri

Pilot your grandparents in a battle against death in Coffin Dodgers

Coffin Dodgers is named for the slang expression for the geriatric. It's a racing game where instead of motorbikes, cars or skateboards, you are on a race against death on mobility scooters. Yes, it's

U.S. Government Says Hoverboards Are Verboten

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has deemed hoverboards “unsafe” and, in a letter released by the organization, all hoverboard manufacturers to gain UL certification before sellin

Gogoro’s Compact New Electric Scooter Charging Stations Can Be Installed Inside Homes And Stores

Electric vehicles may be the future of transportation, but they can travel only as far as there are places to charge them. Often called the “Tesla of scooters,” Taiwanese startup Gogoro is know

Beijing-based Ninebot Acquires Segway, Raises $80M From Xiaomi And Sequoia

Intriguing news from the personal transportation mobility device sector: Beijing-based company Ninebot has announced that not only will it acquire rival Segway, but it has also scored $80 million in f

The Backpack Scooter Lets You Walk Then Ride

This is the Bergmönch - the Mountain Monk - a scooter that folds into a backpack, thereby allowing the brave to ride down the hills the climb up at breakneck speed. There are no pedals - just a pair

Behold the Vespa stretch scooter

<img src="" />File this one under "why?". Vespa South Africa has launched a stretch scooter. Apparently, it'll allow you to roll with thr

DIY balancing scooter will make you the envy of geeks everywhere

<img src="" alt="diy-balancing-scooter" title="diy-balancing-scooter" />I admit it: I would love to have a Segway. Yes, I

Trikke – Three Wheels of Fury

Now that you’re well into your 30s and feeling like an old fart, it’s time to reinvigorate yourself with something new. If you enjoyed rollerblading, cycling, or straight up tom foolery as

Balancing One-Wheeled Scooter

This guy’s scooter is like the Segway in many ways, but you don’t look like a tool riding this contraption. Your speed is controlled by shifting forward or backward. Apparently it’s very intuiti

T3 Scooters Wants Cops To Dump Segway

Slightly less dorky, yet simultaneously more dorky than the Segway scooter, the T3 Series scooters are looking to win the hearts and feet of cops everywhere. The T3 is a scooter with three wheels, LED