Bird just unveiled its plans to release the Bird Two electric scooter. Bird Two is the brand’s second-generation electric scooter designed to be more durable, smarter, longer-lasting, and powerful.
Most major improvements to the next-gen electric e-scooter is a new battery that delivers better performance and lasts longer. The new integrated industry-leading battery should deliver well over 50 percent more capacity than the previous model and will even operate in a variety of temperatures.
Shared e-scooter companies are in a constant struggle to turn a profit ever since shared e-vehicles burst onto the scene. The companies aim to recoup the cost of each e-vehicle before they can start turning a profit.
Therefore, an e-scooter with longer lifespan increases the chance for the company recoup the overhead cost of each unit way before the need to repair the unit.
Bird Two e-Scooter will be released this fall. The new electric scooter will only be added to the company’s fleet of e-scooters.
What new features come with the Bird Two e-scooter?
Bird didn’t release any specifications of the new e-scooter, however, they gave a general summary of the new features.
Bird Two integrates smart sensors intended to lower vandalisms and issues that cause depreciation. The new scooter comes equipped with self-reporting damage sensors that signal the company when a unit is damaged.
This will help to get damaged scooters off the street faster and into the hands of Bird’s mechanics.
Devices will be pre-loaded with anti-encryption software which deters theft and protection from malicious hacks.
Also, the Bird Two scooter will get puncture-proof tires and an anti-tipping kickstand, hopefully, will lower the number of scooters lying on sidewalks in cities all over America.
Once rolled out you may notice a few design changes as well. Bird Two will feature seamless screws. Normally exposed screws cause painful injuries and make vandalism easier.