Bird rolls out a Scoot-branded electric moped before its own Cruiser
In June, electric scooter startup Bird announced that it would be rolling out a new moped-style electric vehicle called the Bird Cruiser. Today, the moped can be spotted in service around Los Angeles — but under Bird’s Scoot brand and not its own.
The design and engineering of Scoot’s moped were based on the Bird Cruiser, which has been spotted recently near Bird’s Santa Monica headquarters. Both mopeds look very similar to the Juiced Scorpion, a moped-style electric bike introduced by the San Diego-based company in September. That is probably not an accident, considering Juiced is rumored to be working with Bird on the design.
It’s unclear why Bird would…