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The E-Scooters could soon run entirely out of the juice

Even you are not in Zurich at every corner. However, the number of E-scooters has increased in recent weeks. The US-based company, Lime has expanded the local fleet recently, around four hundred are to be distributed in the city. Add to that the Californian competition company Bird. You start with a smaller number of pieces a few weeks ago, also in Zurich. To Unlock the scooters will cost two 1 francs, plus 30 cents per minute.

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If the bill rises, remains open. Because the rental services for the E-Scooter could face the same fate as those for bicycles: Many start, only a few are successful. It was unclear whether the company will survive long, because the business model was not sustainable, says Tony Ho, the "Financial Times" (payment required). Ho is the E-Scooter maker Segway Ninebot for the international business. It was fantastic, what would have reached the company, such as Bird in such a short period of time. He doubted, however, whether a company can survive only with E-scooters. It was only a matter of time until the first of the providers would experience financial difficulties.

Trotti production is increasing rapidly

His word has weight, because a company benefited especially from the Boom around the E-scooter: Segway Ninebot is the largest manufacturer of electric scooters. "We are likely to be in the Scooter war in the only company with the money earned," said Ho. The production is currently being expanded rapidly. The company in 2017, still a 200'000 Scooter, it is in this year, around 1 Million units. Next year the number is expected to increase significantly, so-Ho, compared to the FT.

survival of the scooters, it need cooperation. A good example is the Acquisition of the E-Scooter provider Spin by the car maker Ford is therefore. In order to be successful in the long term, it need a large network, otherwise the margins are too small. The finances could be, therefore, Lime and Bird to the Problem.

Both Lime and as a Bird have been collected from investors a lot of money. Hundreds of millions of dollars flowed into the E-scooters. Both companies will be worth billions. This, however, only if the donors of the exit at the right time to succeed. Apparently negotiations are on-going. However, the air goes out of the company before the investors lose out.

Not only is the competition from E-scooters is great. In addition to rental bikes from several providers, there are in Zurich, also 200 E-scooter of the Car-Sharing provider Mobility.

production is due to Trump-tax

laid Not only on the rental supplier uncertain times to come. Lime and Bird are looking for other Scooter manufacturers. You want to models, which are less easily from vandal damage and weather resistant. Segway Ninebot is fighting taxes, as a Chinese company with the Special, introduced by US President Donald Trump recently.

The company intends to relocate production in other countries. Of the question Mexico you would, but other States were evaluated. The United States would not offer according to Ho, since this is where the skills and the local suppliers would be missing. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 28.12.2018, 17:55 PM

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