Bird is acquiring Scoot, the San Francisco-based electric vehicle start-up. Scoot will continue to operate as Scoot, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bird.
Scoot started in 2012 in San Francisco with electric scooters and has expanded into Barcelona and Santiago.
Travis Vander Zanden, founder and CEO of Bird says: “We are thrilled to welcome Scoot to the Bird ecosystem and look forward to working with the Scoot team as we further scale our complementary missions – to replace car trips with micro-mobility options for all.”
He adds: “Together we will make a bigger impact on our riders’ daily lives and the cities we serve.”
Michael Keating, Scoot’s founder and President says: “Since we launched the first electric vehicle service you access with your smartphone, we have pursued our mission of Electric Vehicles for Everyone and showed cities that shared, electric mobility is a convenient, fun, and affordable way for citizens to get where they need to go.”
Earlier this year Bird announced the Bird Cruiser, a new seated electric scooter, rolling out in 2019 as part of its global fleet of shared vehicles and to Bird Platform partners
Bird operates in over 100 cities worldwide.