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E-scooter firms set out to revolutionize transportation. Instead, many are collapsing.

Dec 21, 2023
One of the industry's biggest players — Bird — was a pre-pandemic "unicorn" that grew to be worth upwards of $1 billion. Now it's bankrupt.
Pre-pandemic, Bird was worth over $1 billion. Now, it's filed for bankruptcy.
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Electric scooter injuries are on the rise, Consumer Reports says

Feb 20, 2019
The numbers reveal a spike in gnarly fractures and traumatic brain injuries for both scooter riders and pedestrians hit by scooters.
Shared electric scooters lie on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2019.

Electric scooter riders zoom along on shifting regulations

Sep 21, 2018
The personal vehicles are gaining ground as riders navigate a patchwork of differing rules.
People ride Bird electric scooters along Venice Beach in August in Los Angeles.
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Why Uber and others see a billion-dollar future in e-scooters

Uber's recent investment in Lime scooters is part of a deal that values the company at $1.1 billion.
Electric scooters of the US company Lime are pictured on a sidewalk in Paris during their launching day on June 22, 2018.