PARIS (Reuters) - The French government plans to ban electric scooters from sidewalks and will require riders to use bike lanes or roads, the transport minister said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks past a dock-free electric scooter Lime-S by California-based bicycle sharing service Lime displayed on their launch day in Paris, France, June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier/File Photo Elisabeth Borne told parliament that a new law on mobility, set to be presented in coming weeks, will create a new category in traffic regulations for electric scooters - called “trottinettes” in French - to make sure that local authorities can regulate their use. “We cannot let these devices that move at 20 to 30 kilometers an hour jeopardize the security of pedestrians on the sidewalks,” Borne told parliament. In the past months, two Californian scooter operators - Lime [UBER.UL] and Bird - have put hundreds of electric scooters on the roads in Paris, where they … [Read more...] about France to ban electric scooters from sidewalks
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Suzuki has revealed that apart from electric cars, the company's two-wheeler division is developing models for the Indian market. Suzuki Motorcycle India plans to first launch an electric scooter in India by 2020, followed by an electric motorcycle.The company has sought the help of its Japanese headquarters to develop a new electric scooter and motorcycle. Suzuki Motorcycle India has commissioned a team of five people and KPMG to devise solutions for the electric two-wheeler. The company is working towards providing a decent riding range and not just launching electric motor vehicles.Speaking to ET Auto, Satoshi Uchida, MD – Suzuki Motorcycle India, said -The cost of an electric scooter is still high when compared to the conventional scooters. We are currently studying as to how can we offer an electric scooter that is accessible and addresses the range issue. We should have an electric scooter for India by 2020.Suzuki, in association with Denso and Toshiba, has committed to … [Read more...] about First Suzuki electric scooter to launch in India by 2020
To promote clean fuel vehicles in India, Suzuki Motorcycles is planning to launch an electric two-wheeler in the market soon. This comes after Maruti Suzuki’s announcement of launching electric cars in the Indian market. Suzuki’s global Chairman Osamu Suzuki met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2017, when the Indian government set a deadline for making India an electric vehicle only nation by 2030. The plan to launch and manufacture an electric two-wheeler was a result of this meeting, where the company announced an investment of Rs. 1,700 crores for a battery manufacturing plant in Gujarat. The Japanese company has formed a team of five people who will spearhead the plan of Suzuki Motorcycle India’s entry into the electric automobile market. The Indian arm of the Japanese manufacturer has already sent a request to the headquarters in Japan to approve the development of the electric scooter in India. Satoshi Uchida, managing director of Suzuki Motorcycle India, … [Read more...] about Suzuki to launch Ather Electric S340-rivaling electric scooter in India: Details
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByNellie Bowles and David Streitfeld April 20, 2018 VENICE, Calif. — Travis VanderZanden, the chief executive of electric scooter company Bird Rides, surveyed the new indoor park at his office one morning this week. While the space is still under construction, it will eventually have a winding path and a park scene, with benches and trees, he said. It will be made to take his little Bird scooters on scenic trips inside the confines of the 20,000-square-foot office situated near the Pacific Ocean and, more important to him, on Electric Avenue here in Venice, Calif. “When you ride a Bird, it reminds you of being free,” said the 39-year-old. “It gives you freedom. Like you have wings.” Mr. VanderZanden did not act like a man in the middle of a controversy. But he is here to disrupt … [Read more...] about Electric Scooters Are Causing Havoc. This Man Is Shrugging It Off.
We were doing some research on Electric vehicles, it’s the new thing in town. 2030 and the government wants 90% electrification. So while we were in Delhi NCR, fortunately, we got to see Okinawa Ridge hitting the road. Found out more about the same and realized this is the story our publication was looking forward to.Okinawa is a Gurgaon based company called Okinawa Auto tech Pvt Ltd launched the electric scooter called Ridge in January 2017. The very first impression that it gave us is that it is clearly different from other scooters and that there is a high possibility that it could be better than any other conventional E-scooters that is already available in India. So finally we got the opportunity to ride the Ridge for a few days and needless to say we had an amazing experience.The Okinawa Ridge looks similar to the Honda Dio because of the headlamp that is integrated beautifully in the front apron. The clear lens turn indicators have been differently placed that is embedded … [Read more...] about Okinawa Ridge – The Ideal Electric Scooter That Break Myth and Barriers