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Scooters

Dockless electric scooters first started appearing on US city streets in 2017, and since then have exploded in popularity across the world. Like ride-sharing, these compact two-wheelers were eagerly adopted by riders, kicking off what is seen as a revolution in micromobility. They can be a fun and easy way to make short trips, and startups like Bird and Lime are using that to raise huge amounts of cash. But critics complain they block sidewalks and cause injuries, and cities have struggled to manage their growth, which suggests that the scooter wars have only just begun.

Lime unveils next-gen scooter as it continues to inch toward profitability

BMW’s new electric scooter concept aims to be your perfect cyberpunk mount

Lime’s CEO on the future of scooters: ‘COVID has turned from a headwind into a tailwind’

Lime adds Wheels shared e-bikes to its app as it seeks to become a one-stop shop for mobility

Ridepanda wants to be your ‘one-stop shop’ for electric bikes and scooters

Bird doubles down on selling electric scooters directly to customers

Revel launches its shared electric mopeds in San Francisco

A bill that could have ended California’s scooter and bike businesses has been amended

Shared bike and scooter companies are freaking out over a new bill in California

Unagi launches $39-a-month subscription for its stylish electric scooters

Lime adds the Jump e-bikes Uber didn’t scrap to its app

Revel suspends its electric moped service in NYC after two people are killed

Paris snubs Bird in highly competitive electric scooter competition

Razor launches a new lineup of affordable electric scooters for adults

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The federal government says Bird got at least a $5 million bailout loan, but the company denies it

Lime is relaunching Jump’s electric bikes in London

Segway’s iconic (and oft-ridiculed) self-balancing scooter is ending production

Lime expands its scooter subscription service to include daily and monthly passes

The ACLU is suing Los Angeles over its controversial scooter tracking system

Superpedestrian is launching a shared e-scooter service called Link

Uber is scrapping tens of thousands of Jump bikes during a nationwide bike shortage

The first remote-controlled electric scooters arrive at an office park in Georgia

Tier’s shared electric scooters will soon come with foldable helmets

How the novel coronavirus is speeding the scooter apocalypse

Lime squeezes $170 million from Uber and Alphabet as scooter-sharing plummets under COVID-19

Lime lays off 13 percent of its employees

This electric skate shop owner wound up with (almost) all of Boosted’s inventory

Bird: careless leadership, high turnover, and inappropriate office behavior

Over a dozen former employees tell The Verge about major problems plaguing the electric scooter company

Lime reactivates small fleets of scooters, offers free rides for healthcare, law enforcement workers

Lime is buying up the remnants of electric skateboard company Boosted