E-Scooter Legalisation Would See Them Lumped in With Electric Bikes

The government's about to open up a consultation that may get electric scooters out of their current quantum entanglement purgatory where they simultaneously exist yet are not allowed to be observed being used anywhere, with the preferred legal change being to pretend they're simply smaller, more wobbly versions of electric bikes. Read More >>

Lime and Bolt Abruptly Yank E-Scooters From Multiple Markets Across the Globe

Electric scooter company Lime is laying off more than 10 per cent of its workforce and pulling its scooters from roughly a dozen major global cities, while its competitor Bolt has yanked its e-scooters from city streets in multiple US markets, Gizmodo has learned. Read More >>

You Lost How Much on Scooters?

Lime, the company whose business model is buying thousands of electric scooters and just sort of leaving them there in the hopes people will ride them, is on track to lose $300 million (£233 million) this year. Read More >>

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Oktoberfest E-Scooter Debacle: Hundreds of Drunken Riders Lose Their Driver’s Licenses

German police reportedly reprimanded hundreds of revellers driving e-scooters under the influence of alcohol during the Munich Oktoberfest. Read More >>

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Being Drunk and Helmet-less Is a Recipe for E-Scooter Disaster

The e-scooter craze has been convenient for some, annoying to others, and painful or even deadly to an unlucky few. A new study out Thursday seems to highlight some of the (perhaps obvious) common factors behind e-scooter accidents: being drunk or otherwise intoxicated and not wearing a damn helmet. Read More >>

The Boosted Scooter Is a Blast

Electric scooters are dangerous. It seems like you can’t go a day without seeing a scary story in the news reminding the world of this fact. People die riding these things. So it wasn’t surprising when Boosted emphasised safety in announcing its new e-scooter. The £1,600 Boosted Rev has three brakes, wide handlebars, fat tyres, and a bombproof frame. It also has a top speed of 24 miles per hour, which as I learned after two weeks riding the Rev, is as thrilling as it is terrifying. Read More >>

Lime Scooters Hacked to Say Sexual Things to Riders in Australia

At least eight Lime e-scooters have been pulled from the streets of Brisbane, Australia this week after they were hacked to say sexual and otherwise offensive things. Lime calls the hack “disappointing.” Read More >>