Bird's latest e-scooter is the first you can own

Shawn Knight

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Electric scooter sharing company Bird is now accepting pre-orders for Bird One, its first e-scooter that consumers can own.

The Bird One features a 12,800mAh (473.6 Wh) battery that offers up to 30 miles of range on a single charge. It also packs semi-solid 9-inch pneumatic tires, a regenerative front motor brake, Bluetooth and cellular connectivity, GPS technology and enhanced lighting.

Bird’s new scooter boasts a top speed of 18 mph with a weight limit of 220 pounds.

Travis VanderZanden, founder and CEO of Bird, said the Bird One is forecasted to last for well over a year in the sharing environment. By comparison, Bird’s first e-scooter could only withstand around three months of abuse in the harsh sharing environment. It’s a real testament to the new scooter’s durability.

Bird also announced plans to migrate its fleet of shared e-scooters to commercial-grade vehicles like the Bird Zero and Bird One. Moving forward, the company will exclusively use its own M365 model for monthly personal rentals and will no longer rely on the Ninebot ES.

The Bird One can be pre-ordered in your choice of black, white or rose color schemes for $1,299. The first wave of units will begin shipping to consumers this summer, we’re told.

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Mike89

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The jet set college and high school kids will be getting their parents to buy them one of these.
 

cuerdc

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Government's should lift restrictions on these and ebikes would be a great step towards cutting emissions