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June 4, 2024

Micromobility Europe Launches Tomorrow!

Plus, Microlino is coming to the UK.


Welcome to the Micromobility and Ride Review Newsletter, your weekly digest of important events, industry news, new tech, and vehicle launches in the world of personal transportation.


Last call! Micromobility Europe—the global epicenter of small EVs—kicks off tomorrow.

As ever, this iconic Amsterdam event will bring together an incredible mix of industry insiders and passionate outsiders for two inspiring days of talks, networking, product launches, award shows, awesome giveaways, and of course, ride demos. (Have you seen the jam-packed agenda? 100+ incredible speakers, including Formula E champ Lucas Di Grassi!)

If you haven’t booked your tickets yet, there’s still time to course correct. We have fewer than 10 tickets left, which can be purchased here. Who will get the last one? (PS don't forget to consult our travel FAQs and don’t forget to rsvp for the After Party.)

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What You Need to Know Today

Zypp Electric, the India-based e-moped sharing platform, raised $14 million in its Series C1 fundraising round, which was spearheaded by ENEOS of Japan.

Ola Electric reports a 6% YoY sales growth in May 2024 and a 49% market share in India. The company attributes the healthy numbers to the launch of the popular S1X range of e-mopeds earlier this year.

Amidst a growing trend for larger vehicles (nearly 50% of global vehicle sales in 2023 were SUVs), the Microlino microcar brings a fresh and fun change to UK streets, where it is launching this month.

Image Credit: Microlino

New rules for the latest electric scooter trials in the UK will be more restrictive but could result in more e-scooters on the roads.

Evotion Labs brings battery swapping to Singapore. The first e-moped battery swapping station is located at the Mah Pte Ltd motorcycle showroom, and 2nd station will open in June.

New patents from Kawasaki reveal that the motorcycle giant is leaning towards a hybrid ICE/electric design for upcoming motorcycles.

BMW Motorrad CEO puts the brakes on the Vision DC Roadster, stating that its focus is on the urban mobility segment, which it believes is adequately served with the CE 02 and CE 04 models.

Image Credit: BMW

Whizz partners with Grubhub to provide special discounts on Whizz e-bike subscriptions for Grubhub delivery riders.

Zelio Ebikes, a leading two-wheeler producer in India, launched the GRACY series of e-mopeds. 3 different models offer riders a wide range of prices and options.

Black Tea Motorbikes, a German e-mobility startup, announces the Wildfire electric scrambler, the first e-motorcycle in the industry to use sheet metal construction for the frame. The Wildfire will sell for $8,590 and is now available to pre-order.

Image Credit: Black Tea Motorbikes

The aviation industry has ambitious plans to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. The transition to Low-Speed Electric Vehicles (LSEVs) for airport operations will be integral to meeting those goals.

Primarily known for its gas-powered OHVs and snowmobiles, Polaris filed patents for an off-road seated electric scooter.

Italian motorcycle brand Ducati introduces the Futa all-road e-bike designed for bikepackers and long-distance touring cyclists. The Futa features a 250W rear hub motor fueled by a frame-integrated battery and comes with a set of Skuad frame and handlebar bags.

Image Credit: Ducati


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