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Dockless electric scooters first started appearing on US city streets in 2017, and since then have exploded in popularity across the world. Like ride-sharing, these compact two-wheelers were eagerly adopted by riders, kicking off what is seen as a revolution in micromobility. They can be a fun and easy way to make short trips, and startups like Bird and Lime are using that to raise huge amounts of cash. But critics complain they block sidewalks and cause injuries, and cities have struggled to manage their growth, which suggests that the scooter wars have only just begun.

Segway’s iconic (and oft-ridiculed) self-balancing scooter is ending production

Lime expands its scooter subscription service to include daily and monthly passes

The ACLU is suing Los Angeles over its controversial scooter tracking system

Superpedestrian is launching a shared e-scooter service called Link

Uber is scrapping tens of thousands of Jump bikes during a nationwide bike shortage

The first remote-controlled electric scooters arrive at an office park in Georgia

Tier’s shared electric scooters will soon come with foldable helmets

How the novel coronavirus is speeding the scooter apocalypse

Lime squeezes $170 million from Uber and Alphabet as scooter-sharing plummets under COVID-19

Lime lays off 13 percent of its employees

This electric skate shop owner wound up with (almost) all of Boosted’s inventory

Bird: careless leadership, high turnover, and inappropriate office behavior

Over a dozen former employees tell The Verge about major problems plaguing the electric scooter company

Lime reactivates small fleets of scooters, offers free rides for healthcare, law enforcement workers

Lime is buying up the remnants of electric skateboard company Boosted

Lyft is offering free e-scooter trips to health care workers fighting COVID-19

New York finally legalizes electric bikes and scooters

Bird lays off nearly a third of its staff during coronavirus pandemic

Electric scooter-sharing grinds to a halt in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Lime is yanking its electric scooters from California and Washington due to coronavirus

Electric scooters scooting closer to legality on British roads

Smile, the new Microlino and Microletta electrics are here

E-bike startup Wheels lays off staff as dockless micromobility struggles continue

Ford’s Spin electric scooters are coming to Europe

Bird Pay tries to appease local businesses plagued by scooters

Bird gobbles up another rival scooter startup, this time in Europe

Skip pulls back the curtain on the high costs of electric scooter maintenance

Scooter startup Lime is laying off 14 percent of its workers and exiting 12 markets

This $3,995 fat-tire electric scooter is totally unique — just don’t pick it up

Unagi’s $990 electric scooters are getting more powerful — and more colorful

China’s NIU starts selling its electric mopeds in the US

Segway-Ninebot unveils an electric kick scooter with cruise control

Electric bikes and scooters will stay illegal in New York thanks to Governor Cuomo