ebike News of 12/01/20
Charge’S City Is An E-Bike For Everyone
Charge Bikes founder Nick Larsen and VP of product Peter Vallance wanted to reduce the pain points of buying and owning an electric bike to attract everyday folks and cycling enthusiasts alike. The company offers three models: the Comfort for ...
With $11 Million In Fresh Capital, Bolt Bikes Rebrands To Zoomo
Bolt Bikes, the electric bike platform marketed to gig economy delivery workers, has a new name and a fresh injection of $11 million in capital from a Series A funding round led by Australian Clean Energy Finance Corporation. The round also included ...
6 Leading Mobility VCs Discuss The Road Ahead
Millions of consumers sheltering in place to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus sent shockwaves through the global economy. Transportation-related companies were not spared in the upheaval. Mobility startups consolidated, pulled back from some ...
Gogoro Unveils Eeyo, Its New Ebike Brand
Gogoro , the mobility company best known for its SmartScooters, revealed details about its new ebike brand Eeyo today. Eeyo will launch with two lightweight models, both powered by the SmartWheel, a self-contained hub designed by the company that ...
Wear Your Helmet, Concludes New Study Showing Electronic Scooter Injuries Have Nearly Tripled In The Last Four Years
Taking a ride on an electronic scooter soon? Wear your helmet! According to a recent study published in JAMA Surgery, not wearing headgear or taking other precautions while riding is increasingly sending young people to the hospital — leading ...
Defining Micromobility And Where It’S Going With Business And Mobility Analyst Horace Dediu
Micromobility has taken off over the last couple of years. Between electric bike-share and scooter-share, these vehicles have made their way all over the world. Meanwhile, some of these companies , like Bird and Lime, have already hit unicorn status ...
Africa’S Ride-Hail Markets Are Hot Spots For Startups And VC
When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail markets are becoming a multi-wheeled and global affair. The big players such as Uber and Bolt are competing in Kampala and Nairobi—where in addition to car-service—they offer ...
How Top VCs View The New Future Of Micromobility
Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its annual Mobility Sessions event , where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric ...
Lime Launches Electric-Assist Bikes In Its First UK City
Lime launched in the United Kingdom today, starting with a group of dockless electric-assist bikes in a Milton Keynes shopping center. The San Francisco-based startup says it plans to expand into more UK cities over the next few weeks. As in other ...
GM Is Getting Into The Electric Bike Business
General Motors said it plans to bring two new electric bikes to market next year — one folding and one compact — as the automaker makes a broader push into electrification and other ideas that try to move beyond its traditional business model of ...