Get yourself a Bird


Emailed on May 10th, 2019 in The Friday Forward

Bird, recognizing the growing possibility that people will want to own electric scooters rather than share them, is launching a new scooter model available for purchase. Called the Bird One, it will be available for ownership and shared-use cases. Bird is also ditching the Ninebot ES and relying on its own M365 model for monthly personal rentals.

Bird One will cost $1,299 and come in three colors. People can pre-order the scooter now and receive it this summer.

Over the last few months, Bird has been aggressively trying to capture more parts of the electric scooter market. Late last month, Bird introduced monthly personal rentals in San Francisco and Barcelona. The program enables people to rent a scooter for $24.99 a month with no cap on the number of rides.

Sean Steigerwald