According to the two companies , the acquisition was a strategic decision for the two motorized transportation peers.
The two companies plan to offer riders more vehicles featuring the up to date technology advancements for the sharing market, provide service in more communities, and helping cities reduce both automobile traffic and carbon emissions.
Scoot will remain autonomous, while being a wholly owned subsidiary of Bird.
“We are thrilled to welcome Scoot to the Bird ecosystem and look forward to working with the Scoot team as we further scale our complementary missions – to replace car trips with micro-mobility options for all,” said Travis VanderZanden, founder and CEO of Bird, in a statement. “Together we will make a bigger impact on our riders’ daily lives and the cities we serve.”
Adds Scoot’s founder and President Michael Keating, “With Bird, our mission remains the same, but the scale at which we will pursue it, and the vehicles we will offer will be so much better for our riders and the cities we serve.”
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