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Strict Regulations Place E-scooter Sharing Market on Edge

Strict Regulations Place E-scooter Sharing Market on Edge

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The electric scooter sharing market is facing a downturn as it struggles with various regulations including ‘immediate towing of illegally parked scooters,’ ‘mandatory driver’s license,’ ‘mandatory helmets’ and more. Wind Mobility, a Berlin-based mobility startup, recently decided to pull back from South Korea after struggling to operate 2,000 scooters [...]

E-scooter Sharing Companies Ask Gov’t to Lift Helmet Requirement

E-scooter Sharing Companies Ask Gov’t to Lift Helmet Requirement

SEOUL, June 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric scooter sharing platforms have seen ridership plunge following government measures that require riders to wear safety helmets, and are asking the government to lift restrictions in exchange for lowering the maximum speed that the scooters can travel at. Five e-scooter sharing companies including Lime Korea, Mercane Mate, Swing, [...]