Movements | December 11th, 2020

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Micromobility

  • Skip announces its pivoting to a new project and selling its scooter sharing operations to Helbiz. CEO Sanjay Dastoor: “We’re excited to begin building something new outside of shared scooters. Our new project applies engineering work from our past few years to a new light electric vehicle. We’re still a standalone company working on our original mission to make cities car-free, and we’re looking forward to sharing more details soon.”  | Skip

  • Lime’s CEO says that two-thirds its business is generated outside of the United States. “Our best cities are European: big, old, and dense.” Check out this in-depth video interview with Joe Kraus (President) and Wayne Ting (CEO) of Lime. | Fifth Wall

  • How do cargo eBikes compare with delivery vans and trucks inside of cities? Pedal Me explores data on cargo eBikes in central London. | Pedal Me

  • Volvo is marketing ‘cyclist detection’ as part of its XC40 campaign. | Volvo

  • Introducing the Mimo C1: a standup electric scooter that transforms into a cargo trolley. | Mimo Motor

  • Micromobility subscription company Brooklyness rebrands as ‘Beyond’. | Manuel Saez

  • Southeast Asia scooter operator Beam says it has hit “EBITA positive” in Q3 2020. | Tech in Asia

  • Bolt and BP team up to pilot scooter parking at gas stations in Poland with incentives like free minutes and coffee. | Bolt

  • VanMoof released a 2020 rider recap dashboard. The company has over 60,000 riders globally. | VanMoof

  • Here’s an update on US shared micromobilty sales for 2020. | Second Measure

Product Launches & Updates

  • Coord joins the Open Mobility Foundation to standardize how public agencies and private companies model and use curb data. | Coord

  • Lyft launches public transit ticketing inside of its app in Denver. | Lyft

  • Apple Maps redesign launched in Canada. | Justin Obeirne

  • Bolt launches its 4th generation scooter with a longer range, swappable batteries, and new onboard diagnostic software. | Techcrunch

  • Uber launches 500 e-Rickshaws in india dubbed “Uber Toto”. | Times of India

  • Cleantech startups: LACI is recruiting for Cohort 2 of its incubation program in Los Angeles. | LACI

  • A of the Bird’s new lightweight and low cost electric scooter for consumers. | The Rideshare Guy

  • New: Global moped sharing market report. | Unu

Ridehailing, Carsharing, & Delivery

  • Lyft and Uber secure a $810 million US Federal transportation contract. | Yahoo

  • Grab is now generating 95% of pre-COVID revenues, with delivery contributing to more than half of revenue. | Deal Street Asia

  • Uber sells its aviation unit “Uber Elevate” to Joby Aviation. | Techcruch

  • Uber sold its self driving unit, Advanced Technologies Group, to Aurora for roughly $4 billion. | CNBC

Investment & Deals

  • HungryPanda raises $70 million with a food delivery platform focused on Chinese speakers outside of mainland China. | Techcrunch

  • Voi raises $170 million in debt and equity funding. | Techcrunch

  • Whitelabel mobility platform Ridecell raises $45 million. | Finsmes


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