B-Line and Lime partnership heralds new kind of EV revolution

“It’s really cool that a big company like that was like, ‘yeah, this makes sense.’ It just validates what we’re doing.” – Phillip Ross, B-Line Urban Delivery This just in from the worlds of micromobility and urban freight delivery… Electric scooter company Lime has inked a deal with Portland’s B-Line Urban Delivery to decarbonize their … Read more

City of Portland zoning code proposal for electric vehicle charging leaves out e-bikes

Last week, the Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) released a new draft proposal for its Electric Vehicle Ready Code project, which would amend city zoning code to require electric vehicle charging at new multi-unit dwellings. But advocates for electric bikes – who frequently lament being left out of efforts to expand electric vehicle … Read more

After 2 million rides, Lime upgrades e-scooter fleet with locking mechanism, swappable batteries

Lime can boast two million rides on their scooters and the company wants to show the City of Portland they’re ready for a long-term relationship. As we reported last week, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for one or two scooter operators to take over the existing pilot program and provide a larger fleet … Read more

Portland wants to get serious with e-scooters and move beyond ‘pilot’ phase

“We believe shared e-scooters have a long-term future in Portland.” – Dylan Rivera, PBOT After a four-year honeymoon, the City of Portland is ready to settle down with shared electric scooters. Earlier this month the Bureau of Transportation released a request for proposals that aims to find a company to run a shared e-scooter system … Read more