More and more people are switching from fuel and power vehicles to electric bikes, scooters and electric cars. Electric mobility scooters are becoming more popular than they were in the past. The latest value of electric mobility scooter rental company Bird shows that the market will see a major hike in e-bike production and sales. A close source to the famous electric scooter rental company Bird Rides has revealed the company is valued currently at $2 billion after they received a funding of worth $300 million.
Interestingly, Uber is also looking forward to investing in electric scooters and let people leave cars and switch to ebikes for better mobility, less environmental pollution and to make this world a better planet. Previously, Uber invested in flying taxi and has now acquired the famous electric scooter company Jump for $200 million. Uber has also invested in another electric scooter company Lime. As per the reports, Uber will show Lime ebikes in its ride booking app. The reports also suggest Uber may have its logo on the electric mobility scooters manufactured by Lime.
The success of Bird Rides and Uber’s investment in Jump and Lime show the world is going to see more and more electric scooters than ever. This is actually a positive and worth appreciating the change. The world is turning into a more polluted planet and there is a dire need that we need to cut down fuel use, switch to sustainable and better options that help us make the world safer for upcoming generations.
The CEO and founder of Bird Rides discussed this an interview and said that investors love this mission and they are happy to invest in this sector. He also added companies and people have been finding ways to get Americans to get out of cars for a long time and we think our company will have a great impact in this regard.
People also need to understand how these electric bikes work and how they can book these. The process is simple and it will not be an issue for the people who have already used Uber and other ride sourcing services. The electric bikes are booked using an app. The base rate for booking is $1 and further costs $0.15 per minute. These bikes are just awesome and can run at 15 miles per hour. Experts believe these electric scooters will provide the city residents with a better alternative and commuting options.
The electric scooter manufacturer Bird Ride will face a strong competition from San Francisco based company Lime that has Uber’s support as well. Uber has been serious about investing in other alternatives that it could add in its app and people can rent out the electric scooters. Now the ride sourcing company is investing in multiple firms to help them manufacture better electric scooters that can be used in Uber and people get them right in the app. Honestly speaking, this is the future of traveling and use of the electric vehicle will help get rid of many environmental issues in megacities.