Improving e-scooter hardware is the name of the game now, as we laid out this morning , so that the popular two-wheeled devices can withstand the heavy use of scooter-rental programs. Travis VanderZanden, CEO of high-profile scooter operator Bird, told The Information today that his company had secured exclusive rights with a Chinese supplier, Electisan, to manufacture more durable versions of...
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