Startup Bird, specializing in the short-term rental of electric scooters, introduced the Bird Two model.
It's been less than three months since startup Bird introduced the Bird One, a next-generation electric scooter designed to be tougher, more powerful and more durable than previous models. Now the company has announced that it is ready to release the next generation scooter, which will be called Bird Two. As you understand, it will be even more hardy, powerful and durable. Plus, it will get an improved battery and anti-vandal sensors. Endurance is a very important indicator for Bird scooters. After all, the more he can drive, the faster he will pay for himself and begin to make a profit.
Bird Two battery capacity will be 50% more than Bird One. In addition, it will be optimized for operation at various temperatures. The scooter will also receive smart sensors that will signal its breakdown to Bird headquarters. Other improvements will also be introduced in Bird Two, such as an improved kickstand and puncture-resistant tires. And the updated software will increase the security of the scooter - now it will be much more difficult to “take it away” through hacking.
The startup is yet to reveal all the specs of the new scooter, such as the exact battery capacity, ride time on a single charge, and top speed. Bird Two is expected to hit the US this fall.
The Bird company appeared on the market 2 years ago. It offers a short-term scooter rental service through a dedicated app. The undertaking is interesting, but its fate is still unclear. According to The Information, Bird lost nearly $100 million in the first quarter of 2019 while revenue dropped to $15 million. As of spring, Bird had only about $100 million left, despite having raised $700 million over the past 18 months. Now the startup is hoping to raise another $200 million to $300 million.