Interest in micro-mobility – in the form of e-scooters and e-bikes - has grown rapidly since 2017. Insight Partners predicted a CAGR of 23.6% from 2019 – 2027. The NPD Group says e-bike sales grew much faster, at 240% between July 2019 and July 2021. Estimates of the global e-bike market range from $35.69 billion to $41 billion, … [Read more...] about What are E-bikes and scooters?
Following government advice, Britain’s biggest retailers have recalled hoverboards. The government said the self-balancing scooters are unsafe and recommends that consumers think carefully about buying a hoverboard as a Christmas gift. A large number of hoverboards have been shipped to the U.K., the Guardian reports. … [Read more...] about U.K. Retailers Recall Hoverboards Citing Fire and Safety Hazards
Scooters, Skateboards Should Have Age Limits. Skateboards and scooters are popular with kids and don't require a license to operate, but the nation's leading group of children's doctors thinks that even these motorless vehicles should have age limits. Spurred by an increase in the number of riding accidents, the American … [Read more...] about Minimum Age Sought for Scooters, Skateboards