Discover more from Movements
Nimbus launches a TINY EV | Jun 10, 2022
Also, Cruise can start charging for driverless robotaxis and Sunryde is the new official transportation provider for UCLA Football star Devin Kirkwood.
Issue [#140] - Every week, we deliver analysis and curation of emerging mobility news - post a job listing here!
Marketplace operators in SF! Interested in joining a VC-backed mission-driven early stage startup as a late co-founder? Pretty cool opportunity and fairly de-risked relative to other opportunities. Reply back to this e-mail if interested.
The new Nimbus EV looks like a game changer for tiny EVs. Pre-orders are now available on the company’s website / TechCrunch
Sunryde electric bikes and UCLA football standout Devin Kirkwood have partnered up to be Devin's official transportation provider around the UCLA campus and Westwood / Linkedin
We reached out to Sunryde's CEO Arkadiy Okhman and he told us: "It's exciting to partner with UCLA football CB #3 Devin Kirkwood. We are glad to be his official transportation partner with UCLA in collaboration with Priority Sports and Kenny Zuckerman who we thank for bringing us together."
Sunryde also rents vehicles like their S2 model to gig workers that deliver for services like UberEats and DoorDash. They give 15% discounts on the weekly rental price, supply workers with a free helmet, delivery bag, and lock for no charge. This helps offset the rising cost of fuel, and they offer free maintenance to their riders. Bikes can be delivered or picked up by customers.
Audi joins Qualcomm, Commsignia, Spoke Safety to improve bikers' safety / AutomotiveWorld
Lime and Bird are now marketing themselves as a vital part of climate policy / Bloomberg
UK-based Gocycle is reworking its retail model to create more value for consumers and retailers alike / Electrek
Helbiz and Superpedestrian team up with Populus for Safety Data Initiative, offering transportation planners risk assessments based on historical data / GovTech
The role played by micromobility/cycling in reaching net zero is 10x that of electric cars / Street Blogs
Battery startup, Solid Power, has begun testing a solid-state battery that promises a longer range and shorter charging times at a lower cost / CNBC
A subsidy for e-bikes could help encourage commuter cycling / Bloomberg
The latest leaked email from Elon Musk warns of job cuts at Tesla / TechCrunch
Have we evolved as much as our bicycles? Here's Jill Lepore's opinion / The New Yorker
Product Launches & Updates
Take a look at this fully functional prototype of the Zoomo One, Zoomo’s highest performance utility e-bike to date / Yahoo!
Voi Technology and Lithium Battery Recycling Solutions create a sustainable and safe way to recycle lithium batteries / Northants
The X1 compact SUV from BMW has been redesigned and will be available with an all-electric version / The Verge
Electric road bike designer Scott introduces the Addict RC. / InsideEVs
Ridehailing, Carsharing, & Delivery
Peer-to-peer car-sharing startup, Turo, expands to New York and France / TechCrunch
Views on the independent contractor debate from two gig workers / Boston Globe
With ride-hail and delivery launch, Fenix wants to be the Bolt of the Middle East / TechCrunch
Fenix, a mobility startup based in Abu Dhabi, is adding ride-hailing and courier services to its mobility portfolio / RealVail
Delivery Market conditions are slowing down after the pandemic peak / TechCrunch
Investment & Deals
Upway has raised $25 million in a Series A round led by Exor Seeds / TechCrunch
Bosch's Venture arm launched a $295 million fund to invest in startups dedicated to improving quality of life and conserving natural resources." / TechCrunch
Merger Agreement Amended Between Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines / PRNewswire
Mexico City's Kolors raised $20 million in a Series A round led by UP Partners / TechCrunch
Mobile vehicle repair services startup YourMechanic, from Andreessen Horowitz and Softbank, was acquired by Wrench / PRNewswire
Cities & Policy
Crosswalk Collective, L.A.'s clandestine organization behind the mysterious D.I.Y. crosswalks improvements across the city, has opened a gofundme campaign to help pay off the fines they've received for their work. / GoFundMe
Chick-fil-A tests autonomous delivery with Refraction A.I. / TechCrunch
New e-scooters arrive in Essex as Tier takes over Spin city operations / Braintree & Witham Times
Why should you rent an electric bike next time you visit Iceland? / Electrek
Self-driving company Cruise has finally received the permits to start charging for fully driverless robotaxis / The Verge
Here’s a selection of job openings from our partners. Want to see your listing here? Reply to this email for pricing.
HERE Protocol (Global):
If you liked this post from Movements, why not share it? Forward it to a friend and we’ll send you some sweet karma!