Ott Jõgi

The Status of the Billion Dollar Kick Scooter Sharing Industry

The Status of the Billion Dollar Kick Scooter Sharing Industry

Since the gigantic evaluation of 
Bird - $2 billion, there is a gold rush of companies all over the world trying start electric kick scooter sharing fleets of their own. It is great for the whole light vehicle industry, but a lot of companies outside of the industry are in over their heads with launching a great working fleet for users.

In fact, besides Bird, Lime, Spin and Skip nobody has actually launched a working fleet yet, but there are a lot of them coming and at the moment it is a race who gets there first.

Sven Bernhardt

German Bike industry about to follow the football team. The self-destruction of a world champion.

Photo: Eurobike 2018
Being German is tough in 2018 as important backbones of German society are struggling:

  • football
  • politics and
  • economics.

The week before annual world's leading bicycle exhibition
Eurobike in Germany domestic news magazine Der Spiegel titles "Es war einmal ein starkes Land" - once upon a time there has been a strong country. The story explains how all three society pillars have brought themselves into a deep crises by an egomaniacal, risk avoiding and arrogant attitude. Successful innovators became saturated world champions, uninspired and slow.

Teet Praks

How Internet of Things is Transforming Bicycle & Scooter Industry?

How Internet of Things is Transforming Bicycle & Scooter Industry?

Internet of Things (IoT) has become a modern tech buzzword in almost every industry: from internet-connected fridges to smart toilets. Some say that IoT “changes everything” and others tell that this is “just another hype”. When it comes to bicycles & scooters, we believe that IoT has huge potential to transform bike/scooter industry:

  1. get more people on sustainable mode of transportation;

  2. provide better (customer) services;

  3. enable new business models;

  4. outpace your competition

Konstantinos Stephanou

You are what you share

Today, 54% of the world’s population resides in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to 66% by 2050. For that reason, the planning of sustainable urbanization is a vital element to successful development. The way people commute around the cities is an integral part of everyday life, since it affects productivity, security, health and global warming, among other things. Based on
World Economic Forum’s evidences (2017) plenty of cities all over the world including Paris, Brussels, Oslo, Madrid, London and Hamburg, have decided to reduce or ban diesel cars from their city centres within next years. Governments have acknowledged that conventional car-centric model will eventually lead cities to collapse due to the health implications and space management problems it causes.