Bird, the Santa Monica, California-based electric scooter startup that’s raised $415 million in venture capital to date, today unveiled Bird One, an e-scooter architected and engineered by the company’s U.S. design team that boasts novel safety features, long range, and what Bird claims is industry-leading battery life.
It’ll soon be available to reserve or rent in three colors — black, white, and rose — through Bird’s website, and Bird’s setting aside a limited quantity for purchase. It costs $1,299 and is expected to begin shipping to purchasers this summer, and Bird says that e-scooter renters and sharers can expect to see it in Los Angeles initially.
That’ll be just the start. Bird plans to slowly migrate its fleet to “commercial-grade” e-scooters like Bird One and