Ford’s Spin Debuts New Electric Scooter

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  • July 26, 2019
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Spin’s latest generation scooters

image: Spin

Spin — the e-scooter startup acquired by Ford late last year — has unveiled a new electric scooter model that’ll support its growth and demand in new and existing markets. Beginning next month, the new e-scooter model will be made available in the cities of Portland, Denver, Memphis, Kansas City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Minneapolis. Spin plans to expand into other U.S. cities [apart from the aforementioned] with this new scooter model.

The new edition scooter is heavier than previous models, with a larger frame, strengthened mechanical structure, and a wider and longer platform. Other of its features include:

  • Bigger (10-inch) tubeless tires. This provides better shock absorption over rough terrain and conditions.
  • Custom security screws to prevent tampering and vandalism
  • Extended battery life (up to 37.5 miles at full charge)
  • A more responsive bike-handle braking system
  • Improved acceleration and uphill performance
Spin’s latest generation scooters

image: Spin

Spin has rapidly expanded from 13 markets as at the time Ford acquired it to 47 markets currently. Since its acquisition by Ford, it has increased the size of its fleet by 1,900% and the number of rides on its scooters by 1,100%. Alongside this new scooter, Spin has also unveiled a new logo as it rolls out a brand refresh across its scooters, app and website.

“In our testing of the next edition Spin scooter, we have seen a significant increase in utilization and our customers are taking more rides and traveling longer distances,” Spin co-founder and COO Zaizhuang Cheng said in a statement. “We will continue to support the creation of more durable and robust scooters in order to meet the market demand, and provide our riders with a safe, smooth, affordable, and reliable ride.” He said.

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