Tag Archives: Scooters

Lime is Recalling Scooters Because They Might Fall Apart Mid-Use

The electric scooter fiasco has been, uh, quite the entertaining one to watch. Whether it be Lime, Bird, or any of the other e-scooter situations that have resulted in mass annoyance, banning, and destruction, there have been plenty of storylines to follow. Now, there’s a new one. Namely, Lime scooters might be…

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Taiwanese Scooter Maker Kymco Shows Its Serious Side With 150 MPH Electric Superbike

Kymco is by and large known for its scooters and small-engine motorcycles. Here in the U.S. market, the company offers two motorcycles, the 150cc Spade and 125cc K-pipe. It also offers a brace of scooters, side by sides, and ATVs largely known for their inexpensive price. These product offerings are all about cheap…

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Bird Sues California City Over Ban of Motorized Scooters

Cities are trying to figure out how to rein in the frenzied introduction of electric scooters, and that includes outright bans of the vehicles. Bird, one of the main scooter-centric startups, filed a lawsuit last Thursday to overturn a ban implemented this summer by the City of Beverly Hills, reports the Los Angeles…

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Fight Between Lime and Segway Over Alleged Flaming Scooters Is Getting Heated

The heat is on in an apparent fight between two e-scooter companies after Lime said earlier this week that some of the batteries made by one of its manufacturers, Segway Ninebot, could catch fire. Now, Segway is squaring up against the allegation, suggesting instead that Lime doesn’t understand how batteries work.

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Aussie Man Who Used a Mobility Scooter to Tow His Boat: ‘Well I Lost Me License’

In perhaps what is the most Australian thing I’ve seen happen in a long while, an Aussie man used a mobility scooter to tow his boat because he’d lost his driver’s license. I’m so impressed by the gumption that I’m not even mad.

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LA Authorities Charge First E-Scooter Rider With DUI After BAC Was Three Times Legal Limit

Los Angeles authorities have charged a 28-year-old man with a DUI for operating an electric scooter, the first known case of its kind in the city, reports the Associated Press.

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Mad-Scientist Dad Just Won Father’s Day By Building His Son a Jet-Powered Scooter

What was the best thing your parents ever built for you? A treehouse? Maybe a go-kart? I’m afraid their efforts pale in comparison to the jet-powered scooter Colin Furze built for his son who finally has a definite answer to the question, “which parent do you love the most?”

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Bird, A Company That Rents Scooters, Is Reportedly Now Valued At $2 Billion

Electric scooters have flooded the streets of several cities across the U.S., propped up by venture capitalists backing several scooter renting startups that are duking it out to become Scooter Champion. One in particular, Bird, is raising an additional $300 million in new funding, according to The New York Times,…

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Panicked Rental Scooters Scream At You And Threaten To Call Cops If You Touch Them

If you had asked me what I thought about dumping a bunch of terrified, usless robots in a city that would scream and freak out and threaten to call the police if you touched them, I’d have probably told you no thanks, we’re cool. Well, nobody did ask me, and now there’s these rental scooters all over a city and they…

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Yeah I’m All About Electric Scooter Sharing Now

Electric scooter sharing is bad business and a public nuisance. Venture capital funded companies like Bird that have dumped miniature EVs in cities are already getting chased out of San Francisco and Austin. But if you don’t care about any of that, the things are really fun and cheap to ride.

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