oday, Wednesday, November 22nd, marks the deadline the City of Helsinki has given to operators working in the city to collect all scooters from the streets, according to our insider sources at Bird Co. Dubs plays a crucial role in the hibernation plans of Bird Co., having partnered with them on a micromobility consulting project to store around 3000 EKS. The exact number will be clarified as the hibernation progresses and all scooters are retrieved from the streets.

As the endless Finnish summer nights give way to the dark cold days of autumn, the e-scooter industry undergoes a significant transformation. Normally we see the cold weather arriving sometime in September in southern Finland however, fortunately for the operators, summer-like weather lasted up until the first days of October, which is great for rides and customer usage. Just as nature adapts to the changing seasons, e-scooter operators must also adjust their strategies to accommodate shifting user behaviors due to weather conditions.

Whether it’s for your personal electric scooter or an entire fleet of shared scooters, there are some simple practices that help improve the lifespan of an electric kick scooter. The key to ensuring your scooter runs smoothly and safely for years to come is preventative maintenance. By taking a proactive approach you can avoid future costly repairs and enjoy a more enjoyable ride. In this guide, we’ll explore three essential maintenance practices: changing tires, lubricating the suspension, and lubricating bearings.

The 2022-2023 off-season in Finland marked the first year in which the swappable electric scooters, Okai ES400D, popularly known as the Bird S, were put into hibernation. A surprising issue arose when, post-hibernation, a significant proportion of the scooters failed to reactivate. This predicament was universal to all ES400D scooters in Finland, and solving it became our challenge – a challenge that extended beyond merely getting scooters back on the streets.

At the heart of every successful micromobility business lies the crucial task of maintaining the fleet in optimal condition. This case study explores how we managed to significantly increase the number of deployed vehicles for a fleet of Bird electric scooters in Kuopio, Finland, by tackling offline issues with a methodological approach.