Eco-friendly Helmets! | Jun 03, 2022
Studio MOM’s new helmets can be composted after use. Plus, take a look at Varla’s new ebike and read all about the Washington DC new vehicle registration fee for SUVs.
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This innovative bicycle helmet from the Dutch design office Studio MOM is made from biomaterials, which are produced without the need for fossil fuels and can be composted after use / Dezeen
New figures show that pedestrians were injured almost four times more often by e-scooters in 2021 than in the previous year / Bloomberg
A new report by PeopleForBikes and Wend Collective celebrates certain US cities' progress towards increasing bike mobility / Finalmile
There is a growing trend of self-combusting micromobility vehicles / The Next Web
New guidelines have been posted to Google Merchant Center for electric or motorized bikes / Search Engine Roundtable
Neuron Mobility's first-ever impact report, "Meeting Micro-mobility's Potential," highlights the positive impact the company had on the economy, environment, and community / Intelligent Transport
Product Launches & Updates
Harley-Davidson introduces the BASH/MTN Electric Mountain Bike / Inside EVs
Dutch EV developer Squad Mobility has launched its Squad Solar City Car. The small two-seater compact city car boasts a solar panel on the roof capable of providing up to a 20-kilometers range each day / The Driven
With its two 1000W hub motors and a peak power output of 3200W, Varla's new Eagle One Pro is ready for anything / AutoEvolution
This solar-powered, spacecraft-inspired Stellar scooter works great if you live in the tropics. / AutoEvolution
Ridehailing, Carsharing, & Delivery
Faster delivery times may not have been the best economic choice / TechCrunch
More than 12,000 drivers will be added to Uber’s platform now that the U.S. company has signed a deal with Italy’s largest taxi dispatcher / Bloomberg
Customers with hard-to-please ratings will no longer be counted in Instacart’s new rating system / The Verge
Boom in fast grocery delivery hit by layoffs at Getir, Gorillas / CNBC
Investment & Deals
Amsterdam-based Roetz secures €1.8M in growth capital and plans to use the funds to launch its first circular e-bike this year / Silicon Canals
American Axle is exploring a potential sale after the company faces challenges in maintaining revenue / Bloomberg
U.S. private equity firm Battery Ventures has made a preliminary buyout offer to Australia's Infomedia Ltd / Reuters
Booster has raised more than $125 million in Series D funding led by Rose Park Advisors / Yahoo
Budbee, a Swedish last-mile delivery company, raises $38.1M at a valuation of $696.3M / Silicon Canals
Finn has raised $110 million in equity to expand into the U.S. and Europe and grow its subscriber base to 30,000 users by the end of the year / TechCrunch
Siemens has agreed to sell its Commercial Vehicles business to Meritor for approximately €190 million in cash / Meritor
Motive has raised $150 Million in a Series F funding co-led by Insight Partners and Kleiner Perkins / Businesswire
Cities & Policy
Washington DC will require owners of vehicles weighing over 6,000 pounds to pay an annual $500 vehicle registration fee / The Drive
By 2025, Vancouver's gas stations and commercial lots must have electric vehicle charging stations to avoid a $10,000 annual license fee / CTV News
Two lanes of Paris's beltway will be closed to regular traffic to reduce air and noise pollution / Bloomberg
Skiathos has taken a step towards establishing its own electric bike-share network after receiving funding of 228,535 euros from the Development Ministry / Greek Travel Pages
In Rotterdam, a cargo bike program allows residents to use them on their weekly trash runs / The Mayor
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