Daredevils on two-wheels | February 18, 2022
Cryptocurrency payments for Uber rides, Citi Bike race, and…have we underestimated the impact of Micromobility?
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These two New Yorkers visited all sixteen hundred Citi Bike docks in NYC! / The New Yorker
Illustration by João Fazenda
Europe's biggest names in micromobility have formed a new coalition, Micromobility for Europe (MMfE), to develop a coherent policy framework for European cities to encourage micromobility solutions and support an increase in zero-emission urban mobility. / Intelligent Transport
Recent research reveals micromobility may have more positive impacts than previously thought./ Spin
The annual Collaborative Mobility Report found that the UK's bike-share bike users reduce their car travel by an estimated 3.7 miles every week. / Forbes
Check out Harley-Davidson's new lower-cost electric motorcycle! / Electrek
Researchers are testing scooter sounds and safer sidewalks in this gigantic lab in East London./ Fast Company
I recently moved to LA w/out a car and e-biked my first 300 miles. Here are some reflections. / via @LavanyaSunder
Source: Lava Sunder
Ridehailing, Carsharing, & Delivery
These two giants of the ride-sharing industry are beginning to differentiate themselves from each other’s market. / The Verge
You’ll be able to pay for your Uber rides using cryptocurrency…in the future. / Engadget
Instant deliveries in India come at a human cost. / The Verge
Alto continues to build out its service, plans to expand into six or more markets this year. / Forbes
Investment & Deals
Acton acquired Estonian startup Duckt to promote the development of docked micromobility / TechCrunch
GoTo Global, a multinational shared micromobility company, goes public on the Tel Aviv stock exchange / BusinessWire
Major European Micromobility Operator Voi raised $115M in a Series D funding round, and aims to expand into new markets. / TechCrunch
Source: Voi Scooters.
Autonomous driving simulator developer, MORAI, has secured USD 20 Million in a Series B round. The company plans to use the funding to acquire “quality talents.” / Yahoo!
EV company BasiGo, based in Kenya, has closed $4.3 million in seed funding to accelerate the rollout of clean-energy mass transit vehicles in Kenya three months after launching. / Bejamindada
The electric scooter and micromobility startup Swing has raised $24 million in a Series B round of funding to expand to Japan and spur growth. / TechCrunch
Ibex Investors receives $113 million to focus on early-stage mobility companies. / TechCrunch
Cities & Policy
The U.S. Government announced a five-year plan to fund the expansion of electric vehicle charging stations to combat human-caused climate change. / CNBC
Anti-vaccine activists have blocked several major bridges on the US-Canada border, causing headaches for major automakers that rely on cross-border shipping to transport resources. / The Verge
Tesla has been sued by California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing for alleged harassment and discrimination. / TechCrunch
New Products, Features, and Data Points
Back to the Future fans, here's something for you! / via DeLorean Motor Company
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