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Audi e-tron Scooter blends skateboard and folding scooter

Audi e-tron Scooter blends skateboard and folding scooter

Audi's e-tron range of EVs is getting a new addition, though the latest member of the line-up is a whole lot smaller than you might expect from the automaker. The Audi e-tron Scooter isn't going to get you as much range as, say, the 2019 e-tron Quattro SUV, but it's designed to tackle the last mile of zero-emission journeys.

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Nashville bans electric scooters over public safety risks following death

Nashville bans electric scooters over public safety risks following death

Rentable public scooters have been deployed in a number of big cities, but they have largely proven divisive among both public safety officials and residents. In addition to complaints about e-scooters taking up space on sidewalks and being operated in places they're not allowed, multiple cities have also reported a number of serious injuries that occurred as a result of riding these scooters.

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Lime launches electric scooter reservation feature in three cities

Lime launches electric scooter reservation feature in three cities

Electric scooter rental company Lime has announced a new feature test that enables riders to reserve a scooter before they're ready to take it. The new reservation option is limited to customers in certain locations for now, but will be more widely deployed in the future as a convenience feature for riders concerned about scooter availability. The feature requires riders to have an iPhone.

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Uber forms new robotics team for autonomous scooters and bikes

Uber forms new robotics team for autonomous scooters and bikes

Uber isn't limiting its autonomous work to passenger vehicles and trucks, according to a new job listing. The company reportedly revealed plans to bring its self-driving technology to electric scooters and bicycles over the weekend, something that will take place through a new division called Micromobility Robotics. The company has starting hiring new employees for this team, but details remain slim.

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Lyft will soon let users rent Segway’s durable new electric scooters

Lyft will soon let users rent Segway’s durable new electric scooters

Lyft has teamed with Segway-Ninebot to add more scooters to its shared fleet, the company has announced. The new partnership will bring more durable shared electric scooters to Lyft via Segway-Ninebot, which introduced its new Model Max scooter earlier this month. The Model Max is designed specifically for services like Lyft and Lime.

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Segway Shared Scooter Max, Loomo Deliver to fix last mile problems

Segway Shared Scooter Max, Loomo Deliver to fix last mile problems

Segway made a name for its self with its initially odd-looking “personal transporters” and, later on, the first hoverboards. But while they may look like toys for some, Segway’s mission has always been about conquering the “last mile” of transportation, those few hundred steps between your card and your actual destination. At CES 2019 next week, it will be showcasing not just its current lineup of products but two new ones, including a self-driving delivery robot.

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Inboard Glider jumps from electric skateboards to scooters

Inboard Glider jumps from electric skateboards to scooters

Startup tech company Inboard has already made a name for itself with its M1 electric skateboard, and now it's looking to take what it's learned and apply that to an electric scooter. Today, Inboard introduced the Glider, which it says will be "most technologically advanced electric scooter on the market," once it launches next year. That's a big claim to make, but the Glider is keeping some of the technology that made the M1 skateboard a standout in an increasingly crowded space, so it might not be without merit.

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Lyft deploys electric scooters in Denver as cheap transportation option

Lyft deploys electric scooters in Denver as cheap transportation option

Commuters in Denver with relatively short distances to travel are getting a new transportation option: electric scooters made by Chinese company Xiaomi and offered for rent by ride-sharing company Lyft. The company previously received permission to introduce the scooter rentals by Denver officials, which have also approved a number of competitors. Availability will be somewhat limited, at least initially.

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San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

San Francisco tackles electric scooter issue with permit process

San Francisco has announced a new permit process for electric scooters in the city, one that requires companies to temporarily remove their electric scooters until they have their permit. The permit availability was announced by City Attorney Dennis Herrera, San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, and SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin in a joint statement yesterday.

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Archos Citee Connect is an Android-powered electric scooter

Archos Citee Connect is an Android-powered electric scooter

What do you do when nobody is buying cheap Android tablets any more? Why, put Android onto scooters instead. At least, that's Archos' new strategy, with the French company - not averse to some weird products - unveiling a new urban transportation option that embeds Android controls into its handlebars.

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Vespa Elettrica electric scooter offers retro looks and 62 mile range

Vespa Elettrica electric scooter offers retro looks and 62 mile range

Vespa turned heads last year when it revealed its first electric scooter project, the Vespa Elettrica, and now we're finding out more about the zero-emissions urban ride. The storied Italian marque has been showing off the scooter at the International Cycle and Motorcycle Show this week, promising better performance than what you'd get from a traditional, gas-powered 50cc scooter.

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INU’s painfully expensive folding electric scooter hits preorder

INU’s painfully expensive folding electric scooter hits preorder

Green Ride's INU folding electric scooter has finally hit preorder, though would-be riders of the expensive two-wheeler will have to wait before they hit the streets. Shown off first in late 2015, the INU - which offers up to 24 miles of all-electric range and a top speed of 15.5 mph - was initially expected to ship in September this year. Now, though, as preorders open, Green Ride says it'll be September 2017 before customers actually get their scooters.

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