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🏀 LeBron Posts Up on Micromobility
Plus, in praise of the lowly kickscooter, Arcimoto reveals its latest trike, and the US Climate Bill omits a critical incentive for micromobility.
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Micromobility America Is Coming 📹
ICMYI: Micromobility America is coming to the SF Bay Area on Sep 15-16 for two lively days of talks and meetings focusing on the future of transportation by small EVs.
Last week we announced that Mayor Eric Adams will join the event remotely to explore how NYC is leading the way on micromobility. Since then, the response has been fantastic—with tickets moving very fast.
If you want to take part in the event, there is still space. And right now, we have two great deals available.
1. Visionary: If you want to experience all the programming and see all the amazing speakers—including Eric Adams—you can book all-access ‘Visionary’ passes right now and save 60%.
2. Expo Only: For a limited time, we also have Expo Only tickets ($175) which offer the opportunity to visit the expo hall, where you can network with attendees and ride all the electric scooters, boards, buggies, and bikes you can handle.
Both great options, depending on your goals. Pick the one that’s right for you while supplies last!
What You Need to Know This Week
LeBron James, an avid cyclist, is putting $30 million in Germany’s Canyon Bikes through his investment group.
The US Senate has passed a Climate Bill that gives huge subsidies for electric cars, but disappointingly leaves out any incentives for ebikes. Maybe the federal government should to look to cities for a little inspiration. Denver’s ebike rebate program is a huge success.
People riding scooters on sidewalks is giving micromobility a bad rap. Drover AI, which just raised $5.4 million in Series A funds, has a new camera-based system that is designed to keep scooters out of pedestrians’ way.
In praise of the non-electric kickscooter—an unsung hero in urban mobility.
Joyride, known for their micromobility software, opens a hardware marketplace for operators to build up their fleets.
“Shifting to EVs is not enough.” A case for why electric automobiles won’t solve our climate goals, and in some cases, bring more harm than good.
The new Vintage ebike combines a little nostalgia with some high-speed tech.
Bolt, a Miami-based micromobility operator, has abandoned operations in five US cities and is nowhere to be found.
Porsche is increasing its investment in ebikes, developing new drive systems that include batteries, motors, and software.
The use of cars in Brussels has decreased by 22% since 2019, while walking and cycling are on the rise.
Meanwhile, the Spanish city of Pontevedra is living proof that car-free cities are better off. Since restricting traffic in 1999, the city has enjoyed a 67% decrease in pollution and a 20% increase in population.
New Jersey is using a combo of high- and low-tech solutions to assess the effectiveness of proposed bike lanes before spending thousands to build them.
Shimano’s bike division saw a 17% growth in the first half of 2022 and is looking towards a healthy long-term forecast.
We may see the new Sondors Metacycle soon… images show the long-awaited ecycle being prepped for shipping.
Looking for a business opportunity? Electric moped growth is predicted to double in Asia. When asked about the rise of EV mopeds, Horace Luke of Gogoro told us recently he expects the market to triple next year. Listen to the podcast here.
The new Buxus Eva blurs the lines between an ebike and an off-road motorcycle.
Responding to a 40% uptick in global cycling in recent months, Google Maps has rolled out a new feature with route information updates for cyclists.
In this week’s episode of the podcast, guest host Julia Thayne DeMordaunt interviews Lawrence Leuschner, co-founder and CEO of Tier, about leading what is now the world’s largest micromobility service.
Specifically they tackle:
» How Tier started out with less money than its competitors
» The importance having a mission
» How the industry has evolved, succeeded, and failed
Jobs to Be Done
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Felyx: Sales Associate (Germany)
Govecs: International Sales Manager E-Mobility (Munich)