Electric scooters News

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, …

E-Scooter Injuries on the Rise; Researchers Urge Helmet Laws

Facial and head injuries from riding electric scooters have tripled over the past decade, according to a Rutgers study. Electric scooter use has been increasing in popularity as an alternative to gas vehicles. However, state helmet laws vary, and the …

Atlanta Officials Look to Crack Down on Electric Scooters

Atlanta officials are considering ways to crack down on the throngs of electric scooters clogging the city’s sidewalks and streets. WAGA-TV reports that city leaders want to implement new regulations to stop scooter abuse by riders and company owners. City …

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 …

South Carolina Capitol City Bans Electric Scooters

South Carolina’s capitol city has banned electric scooters for a year while the city studies the operation of companies providing the service. News outlets reported Columbia City Council voted Tuesday to prohibit the use of electric scooters to protect the …

Chinese Manufacturer Ninebot’s Dominance Has Startups Sharing Scooter Product Risks

Scooter-sharing company Lime recently relayed a troubling message to its users: a portion of its fleet was at risk of bursting into flames. The startup recalled about 2,000 vehicles, less than one percent of its scooters, following its Oct. 30 …

Another California City Bans Electric Scooters

The growing pains of shared electric scooter businesses have led one Southern California city to take a wait-and-see approach. The Ventura City Council voted 5-0 this week night to ban scooters after a company called Bird filed an application to …

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 …