Bird Three’s battery delivers more rides and more miles travelled on one charge
All-electric micromobility company Bird has unveiled its latest electric scooter (e-scooter), Bird Three, which it claims is the world’s most ‘eco-conscious’ model designed for shared use.
According to Bird, the third-generation e-scooter was developed to be the “safest, easiest to use and most environmentally sustainable” e-scooter on the market, owing to advancements in its battery, hardware, and vehicle intelligence software.
Its high-capacity battery (up to 1kWh) with real-time diagnostic monitoring and IP68-rated protection delivers more miles travelled on a single charge than any other shared e-scooter, the company claims in a blog post.
“A scooter’s battery is directly linked to its environmental impact, and those with smaller batteries require more frequent charging and power fewer trips per charge resulting in an increased carbon footprint,” said Scott Rushforth, chief vehicle officer, Bird.
“Bird Three’s bigger battery delivers more rides and more miles travelled on a single charge than any other shared e-scooter available today. More miles travelled leads to more sustainable rides and, ultimately, decreased carbon emissions throughout the vehicle’s entire life cycle.”
“That means more cities and more riders will soon be relying on micro-electric vehicles instead of two-ton, gas-powered automobiles to meet their short-distance transportation needs”
In the blog post, Rushforth notes that if countries like the US and others are to meet their long-term climate goals, as much as 90 per cent of all road vehicles must be electrified and 20 per cent of all vehicles miles reduced by the end of the decade. “That means more cities and more riders will soon be relying on micro-electric vehicles instead of two-ton, gas-powered automobiles to meet their short-distance transportation needs.”
Among some of the ‘smart’ technologies incorporated on Bird Three include:
- real-time monitoring and diagnostics: more than 200 diagnostic sensors monitor each component of Bird Three in real-time to ensure a safe ride every time
- advanced proprietary operating system: updated seamlessly and wirelessly over the air, the e-scooter enforces speed zone and sidewalk detection compliance for cities while offering auto-calibration of brake sensors and anti-theft encryption
- acceleration technology: with a new dual-sensor throttle, inspired by automotive technology, provides redundant sensor verification as well as safe and consistent acceleration for a steady ride.
Initially piloted in Berlin and Tel Aviv, it is anticipated Bird Three will be rolled out globally, beginning this summer.
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