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Boosted Boards founders launch heavy-duty scooter renter Skip

All electric scooters are not created equal. I’ve found ones from Spin, Bird, and Lime to often be broken, shaky, or out of battery. But now the founders of Boosted Boards, which makes the stead

Update: Bird buys more scooters

Note: This story has been updated to indicate that the deal is worth tens of millions not hundreds of millions and includes comment from other manufacturers. It seems like all is fair in love and scoo

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Spotify steadies, DocuSign’s big year, and scooters are the new blockchain

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Katie Roof and I were joined by David Welsh, part of KKR&#

Bird expands to San Francisco, San Jose and Washington

The smash dockless scooter rental startup, Bird, is expanding beyond its Southern California nest with a new rollout in San Francisco, San Jose, Calif. and Washington, DC, the company said today. And

Bird adds a former Lyft VP of Government Relations as chief legal officer

Bird has made another key hire as it looks to spread its electric scooter rental business across the nation. The company has brought on former Lyft vice president of government relations, David Estrad

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="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/127168.jpg" />File this one under "why?". Vespa South Africa has launched a stretch scooter. Apparently, it'll allow you to roll with thr
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