Bird Buys Competitor Scoot, Further Consolidating the Crowded Scooter-Rental Market

Electric scooter rental firm Bird has agreed to buy competitor Scoot as it continues to expand its global footprint. The acquisition, announced Wednesday, is an example of what many market watchers have been saying about the scooter industry: The long list of rivals will consolidate and that a few major players left standing will prevail. […]

Uber Plans to Roll Ahead of Competition With Custom Electric Scooters

Uber has high hopes for a custom scooter it plans to roll out later this year that it says will be more comfortable, durable, and more difficult to vandalize. “We believe scooters are a part of the future way people get around city centers,” said Michael Beckman, Uber’s head of scooters. “Both electric bikes and […]