Movements | January 29th, 2020

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Micromobility

Product Launches & Updates

Ridehailing & Carsharing

  • Uber is testing a new feature that gives drivers the ability to set their fares. Under the new feature, drivers can set fares as high as five times the fare Uber sets on a ride. | The Rideshare Guy

  • Grab is launching a fleet of all electric vehicles at Jakarta’s airport as part of their partnership with Hyundai. | Jakarta Globe

  • What an Uber superapp could look like in India with micromobility, eats, payments, and more. | Krishna Murari

  • Nissan and Uber are partnering to provide 2,000 electric Leaf vehicles to drivers in London. | Renewable Energy Magazine

Investment & Deals

  • Bird acquires European scooter operator Circ and adds an additional $75 million to their Series D fundraising. | Techcrunch

  • Citymapper appears to be for sale. | Telegraph

  • Didi competitor ‘Dida’ is looking to raise $300 million in China before filing for an IPO in the USA. | TechNode

  • Uber has sold its Eats business in India to Zomato for a 9.99% share of the company. | Reuters

Cities & Policy

  • Washington DC plans to build 100 dockless bikeshare corrals across the city. Related: Senator Mike Lee was caught riding a Lime scooter on capitol hill.  | wtop

  • Electric scooters are coming to the UK, legally. | The Times