Stock market quotes, forex, financial news, forex tools –

Ford has acquired a startup for the rental of electric scooters

 Breaking News
  • Trump and Xi Jinping came to an agreement! According to the reports from Xinhua, US President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping have agreed on additional tariffs from the United States. During the G-20 summit in Argentina, the...
  • Qatar leaves OPEC on 1, January Next year Qatar will leave OPEC. The Minister of Energy of the Middle Eastern state said that the country was not going to fulfill any obligations when the clock chimed...
  • Brent rose by 5% to $ 62.5 On Monday, the price of the major benchmark crudes is growing due to the news from the main supplier countries. February contracts of Brent have risen by 5% to $...
  • Fiat invests in the national auto industry An automaker Fiat is going to invest 5 billion Euros in the improvement of the production in Italy. It is planned to absorb investments in the next four years. The...
  • General Motors will cut staff and close several plants An auto giant General Motors is going to cut about 15% of its employees and a quarter of the management team. These changes apply only to the United States. Thus,...
Ford has acquired a startup for the rental of electric scooters
November 07
13:00 2018

An auto giant Ford has bought a service of electric scooter rental to compete in this field with the companies Bird and Lime. Ford will be the first automaker to decide to compete in such a market.

Sunny Madra, the head of Ford X, notes that the rental business of scooters is developing extremely dynamically around the world. The details of the transaction are not disclosed. The Spin project has been operating for a couple of years and managed to gain a foothold in seven markets. According to some reports, Ford paid $ 40 million for the project.

Ford said that the service would be open in hundreds of cities by 2020. However, this will require quite a serious investment.

Experts believe that in order to compete with the Bird and Lime companies, the concern will have to invest more than one billion in the development of the startup just bought. This money is needed for the acquisition, maintenance and recharging of vehicles.

Mr. Madra sees the advantage of Ford primarily in the administrative resource, namely, in the presence of ties with the governments of various cities. This will make it possible to easily issue the necessary permissions for the development of the project.


            The material was prepared with the participation of Anjela Chromova,
a leading analyst of the brokerage company CT Trade

Related Articles


No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment