Movements | August 14th, 2019

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Indian micromobility companies Vogo and Bounce are doing just north of 100,000 trips per day in Bengaluru as ridehailing growth slows in the country. | Economic Times

Voi’s COO gives a peek into charging costs and operational improvements. “Together with our 3PL partners we’ve increased efficiency, driving down cost per scooter per day from 6-12 USD to 3-6 USD, all in less than one year of operations.”  | Douglas Stark

German automotive component maker Rehau debuts injection molded eBikes with its own direct to consumer brand. | Bike EU

Lime and Bird prep to launch in Japan for the first time. | Nikkei

Skip is returning to DC after battery fires earlier this summer. | Techcrunch

Audi is launching a one-handed electric scooter. Related: 6 carmakers betting on electric scooters and ebikes. | TechCrunch

Deals & Investments

Scoop raises a $60m series C to grow its carpool service. | Scoop

Product Launches & Updates

Lime and Google Maps level up their integration with intermodal routing. | Lime

In this week’s bit of whimsy, Mapbox is launching treasure map styling for their maps. | Mapbox

Cities & Policy

Washington DC is already piloting electric scooters and bikes. Next up, they’ll be adding shared electric mopeds and looking into trikes and e-cargo bikes. | Washington Post

How Boston saved $5 million a year by routing school buses via algorithms. | Route Fifty