Friday, October 30, 2020

Bird rolls out $1,299 personal e-scooter

Bird One, which was announced by the company on Wednesday, is priced at $1,299 and has a range of 30 miles per charge. Bird One will also be available for people to ride as part of Bird’s shared fleet of e-scooters starting May 8. In a statement announcing the scooter’s arrival, Bird Founder and CEO Travis VanderZanden, touted Bird One as the company’s most durable scooter

“Nearly two years ago, we launched our sharing business with retail, consumer e-scooters that lasted about three months in the sharing environment,” VanderZanden said. “[Bird One] is forecasted to last in the sharing environment for well over a year. Given the excitement and demand for our next generation e-scooter, we are also making a limited supply of Bird Ones available to own.

Bird One scooters will be available in three colors: black, white and rose. Devices will be delivered in the U.S. in the summer. People who purchase Bird Ones will be given $100 in credit to use on Bird rental devices.

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Nelson is a writer for LooksDangerous and currently rides a Boosted Mini X, Exway X1 Pro and Segway ES2. Co-founder of dutch lobbygroup LegaalRijden, which focusses on legalizing ESK8 in the Netherlands.
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