Your scooter gang is about to become an e-biker gang

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Emailed on June 7th, 2019 in The Friday Forward

Scooter-sharing company Bird is adding an electric moped to fleets in “select markets” this summer. Called the “Cruiser,” it’s the first seated vehicle Bird has offered.

The Cruiser can be used like a bike, with the electric motor offering assistance to make pedaling easier. But customers will also be able to simply ride with their feet on pegs, according to Bird. The company says the Cruiser will carry a 52V battery that will last for up to 50 miles per charge. It will have disc brakes, a padded seat, and an LCD screen that will presumably show information about the speed and remaining battery.