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UK Insurtech Zego Launches Flexible Cover for Food, Grocery Delivery Businesses

Zego, the London-based insurtech and commercial motor insurance provider, has launched two new flexible insurance products for moped and e-bike fleets in the UK. The new products, developed in partnership with Wakam, enable businesses in the fast-growing food and grocery …

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 …

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, …

Brake Complaints Cause Lyft to Replace 3,000 Electric Bikes in 3 Cities

Lyft Inc. is removing several thousand electric bikes from service in its bike-share program in New York, Washington and San Francisco because of a braking problem, the ride-hailing company said on Sunday. “We recently received a small number of reports …