e-scooters News

YouTube Star’s Death Renews Concerns About E-Scooters’ Safety

A YouTube star’s death on an electric scooter may renew safety concerns as scooter companies aggressively seek to expand their presence as “alternative transportation.” Emily Hartridge, a television presenter who made videos about fitness and mental health, died after her …

While E-Scooter Injuries Pile Up, Waivers Make it Hard to Sue

Over the past few years, cities across America have experienced sudden downpours of shared electric scooters, piling up almost overnight on curbs, sidewalks and front yards from Atlanta to Los Angeles. The phenomenon has quickly built billion-dollar startups, a new …

High Tech Could Thwart Rogue Scooters in Florida

After a rowdy 2018 Spring Break, Miami Beach, Fla., banned motorized scooter rentals for the month of March – a time of year when thousands of young people flood the island. Miami Beach police gave out over 450 tickets to …

Nearly Every E-Scooter Comes From One Chinese Company

Scooter-sharing company Lime recently relayed a troubling messaging to its users: a portion of its fleet was at risk of bursting into flames. The startup recalled about 2,000 vehicles, less than one percent of its scooters, following its Oct. 30 …

Ride-Sharing Firms, Manufacturers Trade Blame Over Flaming Scooters

Segway Ninebot, the primary manufacturer of shared electric scooters, is hitting back three days after one of the biggest scooter-sharing companies said manufacturing issues had led some vehicles to smolder or even catch fire. In a statement on Friday, the …

Class Action Lawsuit Allege Electric Scooters Are Dangerous

A lawsuit targeting electric scooter-sharing companies seizes on the dangers of zipping around town on two wheels and brings gory detail to one of the more polarizing technology trends to emerge over the last year. Nine people who were injured …