e-scooters News

Insurtech Zego Partners with E-Scooter Firm, Ginger, to Insure 1st UK E-Scooter Trial

London-based insurtech Zego has partnered with e-scooter company, Ginger, to provide insurance for the UK’s first ever e-scooter trial, which has just launched in the Tees Valley, a city region in the north east of England. The partnership follows the …

Uber Fights Decision by Los Angeles to Suspend Scooter, Bike Rental Permit

The Uber subsidiary Jump is fighting the suspension of its permit to rent electric scooters and bikes in Los Angeles. The city suspended Jump’s operating permit in October for not complying with a rule requiring such companies to transmit data …

Atlanta Bans Electric Scooters at Night After 4 Deaths

Atlanta is banning electric scooters in the nighttime hours during what’s been a deadly summer for riders. The ban comes as cities across the nation struggle to regulate the companies renting the devices and keep riders safe. In Atlanta, three …

Atlanta Looks to Halt E-Scooter Permits After 3 Deaths

Atlanta’s city council is taking action in response to the traffic deaths of three electric scooter riders. Two council members introduced legislation Monday to stop adding new e-scooters permits, which Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says will enable the city to …

Electric Scooter Rider Killed by Car in Atlanta

Another electric scooter rider has been fatally hit by a vehicle in Atlanta, the third such death since the e-scooters arrived in the city last year. News outlets report Atlanta police say 34-year-old Amber Ford died Thursday after being hit …

YouTube Star’s E-Scooter Death Renews Safety Concerns of this ‘Alternative Transport’

A YouTube star’s death on an electric scooter may renew safety concerns as scooter companies aggressively seek to expand their presence as “alternative transportation.” Emily Hartridge, a television presenter who made videos about fitness and mental health, died after her …

European E-Scooter Startup Dott Raises $34M with Plans to Offer Insurance

European startup Dott has secured 30 million euros ($34 million) in a fundraising led by existing investors EQT and South Africa’s Naspers to launch an electric bike hiring business and roll out new generations of its electric scooters. Europe’s Dott, …

California Legislature Mulling Electric Scooter Regulation

The California Assembly has approved new rules for electric bikes and scooters. Businesses like Bird and Spin have deployed scooters to cities across California and the country in recent years. Often local governments have not set up permits or regulations …

Who Pays for Injuries Blamed on E-Scooters?

Over the past few years, cities across America have experienced sudden downpours of shared electric scooters, piling up almost overnight on curbs, sidewalks and front-yards from Atlanta to Los Angeles. The phenomenon has quickly built billion-dollar startups, a new urban …

As Deaths, Injuries Pile Up, So Do Claims Against Electric Scooter Firms

A lawsuit targeting electric scooter-sharing companies seizes on the dangers of zipping around town on two wheels and brings gory detail to one of the more polarizing technology trends to emerge over the last year. Nine people who were injured …