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2 PMD-related fires in Singapore within an hour

 Two people were conveyed to the hospital, following two separate fires involving personal mobility devices (PMD) that occurred within an hour of each other on Monday (28 October). In a Facebook post, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fires occurring at a 7th-floor unit …

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Mercedes-Benz quietly enters the e-scooter market

Reprint from The Verge   Mercedes-Benz is known for being a pioneer in the world of automobiles, but until now, it hadn’t ventured into the world of two-wheeled electric scooters. That will change, though, as the company very quietly announced a two-wheeler at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show last week. Stuffed inside …

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6 carmakers that are betting electric scooters and bikes — not cars — are the future of city transportation

Reprint from Business Insider Volkswagen’s line of mobility concepts. Carmakers are investing in electric portable mobility transportation by creating either concepts or full-blown new products, including e-bikes and e-scooters, at an increasing pace. While concept micro-mobility ideas like Volkswagen’s scooters have an uncertain path to production, others, such as Peugeot, …

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Europe’s Cobbled Streets Are Breaking Scooters

Reprint from Bloomberg   Electric scooter startups have been grappling with an unexpected problem that’s laying waste to the two-wheeled vehicles: Europe’s cobbled streets. Scooter companies have rapidly expanded across the continent, targeting tourist spots such as Paris and Lisbon, raising hundreds of millions of dollars of venture capital funding …

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