Electric scooters are going worldwide

Bike and scooter startup Lime announced that it’s expanding its discount program for low-income customers. Starting today, qualifying users will receive a 50 percent discount to ride the company’s electric-powered scooters and bikes. That’s a hefty 95 percent discount on its normal pedal bikes. Lime first launched its Lime Access program in Seattle and LA roughly one year ago before bringing it nationwide. The program is meant to promote “an affordable way to use Lime in your city” by allowing customers to ride a shared bike or scooter without needing a smartphone or credit card. According to Lime, any person who “demonstrates eligibility or participation in any state or federally-run assistance program” is eligible for the program. “an... Continue reading…

Electric scooters are going worldwide

Despite regulatory hurdles on a city-by-city basis, electric scooter companies and their respective services are continuing to make their way to markets all over the world. Earlier this week, ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from TechCrunch

Lime is expanding its low-income program

Lime, the electric scooter and bike-share startup, is expanding its program for people with low incomes. Called Lime Access, the program enables people who qualify for state or federal assistance ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from TechCrunch

Sequoia India and Accel back on-demand scooter startup in $12.2M deal

Two of India’s most prominent VCs are backing a motorbike on-demand service after Sequoia India and Accel led a $12.2 million investment in Metro Bikes. Sequoia India and Accel were joined ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from TechCrunch

Bird’s plan to pay for bike lanes: good for cities or just good PR?

After getting a bad reputation for its aggressive maneuvers, the electric scooter company is trying to win friends in cities by putting up money for better infrastructure. Five years ago, Portland, ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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