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Fed-up locals are setting electric scooters on fire and burying them at sea

As cities from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills struggle to control a rapid proliferation of electric pay-per-mile scooters, some residents are taking matters i.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 10th, 2018

Fed-up locals are setting electric scooters on fire and burying them at sea

As cities from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills struggle to control a rapid proliferation of electric pay-per-mile scooters, some residents are taking matters i.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 10th, 2018

Fed-up locals are trashing electric scooter fleets

As cities from Santa Monica to Beverly Hills struggle to control a rapid proliferation of electric pay-per-mile scooters, some residents are taking matters i.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 10th, 2018

California’s Record Fire Season Update

California’s Record Fire Season Update It is a record-setting year for wildfires in California. Among 3 major blazes, 1 threatened Yosemite National Park and another became the largest in state history. The Ferguson Fire w.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsAug 16th, 2018

Uber, Lyft and the electric scooter wars

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters In an effort to curb the onslaught of electric scooters, Santa Monica, California, is moving to limit the number of companies that can operate dockless vehicles there. A.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 15th, 2018

Uber and Lyft have won a key battleground in the electric scooter wars — and it"s a huge blow to the $2 billion startup that created the scooter phenomenon

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters In an effort to curb the onslaught of electric scooters, Santa Monica, California, is moving to limit the number of companies that can operate dockless vehicles there. An internal.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 15th, 2018

Bird shuts down flock of local scooters in "show of good faith"

California-based Bird Rides Inc. has removed its flock of electric scooters from local streets, where the company had been operating without municipal permission for nearly a month. The San Mateo-based startup is now taking a different tact with city of.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 15th, 2018

Bird, Lime pull scooters from Santa Monica for a day after losing out to Uber, Lyft

Santa Monicans who planned to ride a Bird or Lime scooter on Tuesday will be out of luck. The shared electric vehicle companies have declared “A Day Without a Scooter” to rally public support for their brands. Bird and Lime scooters will be un.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 14th, 2018

Bird, city reach agreement to relaunch scooters in Louisville

The day has come for Bird Rides Inc. to relaunch its electric scooters in Louisville. After the controversial placement on July 19 of its electric scooters on Louisville's streets and sidewalks, Bird Rides Inc. removed scooters from the city on July .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 8th, 2018

Bird agrees to remove e-scooters from Milwaukee streets, litigation continues

Bird Rides Inc. has volunteered to remove its electric motorized scooters from the streets of Milwaukee, as the California startup and Milwaukee officials agree to cooperate on a framework for allowing the operation of dockless scooters in the city. .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 6th, 2018

When you think Harley-Davidson, think electric scooters in India. At least that"s the new plan

Harley-Davidson Inc. on Monday unveiled a plan to .....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJul 30th, 2018

California utility posts nearly $1 billion fire-related loss

Utility giant Pacific Gas & Electric on Thursday reported a nearly $1 billion loss for the second quarter of 2018 due to clean-up, repair and legal costs related to wildfires that raged across Northern California last fall......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsJul 26th, 2018

Bike-sharing startup Spin may be ditching a deal with local cities to go with scooters

Spin, one of two companies chosen earlier this spring to roll out dockless bike-sharing programs in 15 cities in Greater Boston, now appears to be backing out of that deal because it wants to focus on the even hotter market for shared electric scoot.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 26th, 2018

Phoenix business leader, political adviser dies after setting himself on fire

Paul Lopez, a local business leader and Democratic adviser to several former Phoenix mayors, died Tuesday after setting himself on fire near a Phoenix church, reports said. Lopez was founder and CEO of the Endeavor Agency, a public affairs company .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2018

Skip, Bird get permits to deploy e-scooters in Portland

Get ready for the scooters, Portland. The city has issued permits to Skip and Bird in a pilot program that will run until Nov. 20. Their shared electric shooters could be on the streets this week, the Transportation Bureau said in a news release. The c.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2018

Tech workers in San Francisco are pining for the return of electric scooters, after first putting them on blast for hogging the sidewalks

Benoit Tessier/Reuters The electric scooter armageddon in San Francisco was over almost as quickly as it began. When the s.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 23rd, 2018

Milwaukee committee votes for ordinance prohibiting Bird scooters, but paves way for comeback

The recent use of electric scooters in Milwaukee, provided by California startup Bird Rides Inc., could soon come to an end — for now. On Wednesday morning, the Milwaukee Common Council Public Works Committee approved an ordinance that prohibit.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 18th, 2018

Cities grapple with how to deal with electric scooters

Overnight in dozens of cities across the U.S., the electric scooters arrive, often without warning to public officials, parked along sidewalks and ready to be taken for a spin with a few taps on a smartphone......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 15th, 2018

Cities grapple with how to deal with electric scooters

Overnight in dozens of cities across the U.S., the electric scooters arrive, often without warning to public officials, parked along sidewalks and ready to be taken for a spin with a few taps on a smartphone......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 15th, 2018

Minivan Driver Leaves Gas Station With Nozzle Still in Tank, Setting Lamborghini On Fire

A bad day to own a Lambo. There are good days in life and bad days in life. And one Lamborghini owner recently had one of those bad days. A Facebook user earlier this week published images of a Lamborghini Huracan Performante -- which starts at abo.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 11th, 2018

Tesla to Build Shanghai Plant

The electric-car maker will build a factory in Shanghai capable of producing 500,000 vehicles a year in a move expected to boost sales in the world’s largest auto market but one that could also draw fire in the U.S......»»

Category: topSource: wsjJul 10th, 2018