Venice, Calif. (October 4, 2018) – After powering 10 million environmentally-friendly rides, Bird, the leader in Rideshare 2.0, today announced Bird Zero, the first rugged e-scooter designed and engineered by Bird specifically for long-lasting every day shared use. The new e-scooter was manufactured in collaboration with Okai.
Rolling out to markets throughout the U.S. during the coming weeks, Bird Zero is designed to meet the demands of Rideshare 2.0 by providing riders with more battery life for longer range, better lighting for increased visibility, and enhanced durability for a longer life-span. Specific benefits include:
Extended Range: 60% more battery life for longer rides and serving more riders every day;
Improved ride stability and durability: Solid tires, a wider and longer riding chassis with a low center of gravity to provide a stable ride and greater durability across a variety of ground surfaces;
Advanced technology: Integrated digital display to easily view the speed, which does not exceed 15 mph, and battery level of the vehicle; plus improved GPS to more easily find an available Bird.
“Bird was started as an experiment to test whether people would give up short car trips for environmentally-friendly rides on shared e-scooters,” said Travis VanderZanden, Bird founder and CEO. “One year in, we have learned that we are solving a significant challenge for riders and cities who want to get cars off the road and carbon out of the air. Our new ruggedized e-scooter fleet delivers riders a more reliable and longer-lasting ride,” said Travis VanderZanden, CEO and founder of Bird.
Bird is a last-mile electric vehicle sharing company dedicated to bringing affordable, environmentally friendly transportation solutions to communities across the world. It provides a fleet of shared electric scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Birds give people looking to take a short journey across town or down that “last mile” from the subway or bus to their destination a way to do so that does not pollute the air or add to traffic. Bird works closely with the cities in which it operates so that Bird is a reliable and affordable transportation option for people who live and work there. Founded in 2017 by transportation pioneer Travis VanderZanden, Bird is headquartered in Venice, Calif., and is rapidly expanding across the country. Follow Bird on Instagram (www.instagram.com/bird), on Twitter at @BirdRide, and find more information at www.bird.co.