Let’s revolutionize the curb | March 25, 2022
E-bikes are experiencing a second boom, Super73 launches new e-bikes, and look at what the Curbivore conference taught us about the value of the curb!
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As commerce moves to the curb, the Curbivore conference showed how cities like Los Angeles could stay vibrant when rideshare drops off and deliveries are made curbside. / Forbes
Battery prices have fallen by 97% over the last three decades / Our World in Data
In partnership with Qualcomm Technologies and Spoke, Audi of America is working on implementing cellular vehicle-to-everything technology to make the roads safer for cyclists. / CarScoops
In Australia, Beam Mobility is testing its Pedestrian Shield technology, which adjusts the speed of e-scooters on different surfaces. / FutureTransport
The e-bike boom of the pandemic era is regaining its momentum. / Bloomberg
Product Launches & Updates
Take a look at the Voiager 5 e-scooter, Voi’s safest and most durable model to date. / FutureTransport
With big updates to the Pace 350 and 500 electric bikes, Aventon introduces fast, high-quality electric bikes to the market. / Electrek
There are a bunch of new products from Super73, including an electric motorcycle and e-bikes for kids / The Verge
Source: The Verge
It may surprise you to know that ABS can be used on e-bikes. Take a look at what Botsch has to offer on this matter! / AutoEvolution
Ridehailing, Carsharing, & Delivery
Gorillas quietly renounced its 10-minute delivery pledge amid criticism from politicians for encouraging delivery workers to break traffic laws and put themselves and pedestrians in danger. / NY Post
The City of Boston is launching the country's first e-cargo bike pilot program focused on delivery to and from small businesses. / SmartCities
Zomato Instant, the new delivery service offered by India's Zomato, promises to deliver food in 10 minutes. / TechCrunch
Investment & Deals
With General Motors' purchase of SoftBank's shares in Cruise LLC, the automaker has acquired 80% of the company. / Bloomberg
Parking technology platform, FLASH, raises $250 Million in a funding round led by Vista Equity Partners / FlashParking
Instant delivery startup Getir secures $768 million in a Series E round, taking the company to a valuation of $11.8 billion. / TechCrunch
Whale Dynamic, a Chinese driverless delivery startup, closes a seed round of $2.5 million to expand its operations to the US market./ TechCrunch
Cities & Policy
US Government has allocated 99% of the $30 billion for transit as part of the American Rescue Plan. / Smartcity Dives
After years of delay, the congestion pricing plan for New York City is set to become effective in 2023. / Gothamist
Clean-air programs in New York City give citizens a portion of fines for reporting idle trucks. / NY Times
New Products, Features, and Data Points
Porsche is planning to start building its own global EV charging network by next year / TechCrunch
You can now order Tesla's five-seat Model X long-range / InsideEVs
A Tesla Gigafactory officially opened in Berlin / The Verge
Source: The Verge
This new partnership aims to bring thousands of Volta chargers to the busiest of retail shopping centers in the U.S. / Businesswire
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