Tired of sharing scooters in Detroit and want to have one available once you step out of your home? Bird scooters are now available to own.
The company unveiled Bird One—the newest vehicle in its fleet that riders can purchase or enjoy on the global shared network. Consumers interested in purchasing a limited edition Bird One can pre-order today. The scooters are available in three colors: Jet Black, Dove White, and Electric Rose. For the price of $1,299, a Bird One can be yours to own this summer.
“Bird One builds on the benefits and learnings of Bird Zero and is forecasted to last in the sharing environment for well over a year,” said Travis VanderZanden, founder and CEO of Bird. “Given the excitement and demand for our next generation e-scooter, we are also making a limited supply of Bird Ones available to own. Now, whether you want to share, rent, or own, Bird provides an option for everyone.”
Bird said its new Bird One scooter is the industry’s most advanced and safe e-scooter on the road for ownership and sharing. Putting the rider at the center of the e-scooter experience, Bird One delivers consumers a comfortable and controlled ride via a vehicle they can rely on to get them where they need to go. Bird One was also built with durability in mind. The new vehicle not only performs more rides in a single day on a single charge, but it will also outlast modified consumer vehicles used for sharing by nearly our times. Owners of Bird One can also expect a longer lifespan.
Extended battery and protection
The batteries on the new Bird One scooters last two times longer and have a greater range than any other shared e-scooter available. Bird One also features a unique energy storage system that provides superior resistance against rain and dust and improved operation in inclement weather. A range of up to 30 miles on one charge means more time cruising past traffic to get where you need to go.
Built to last with a steel-reinforced aluminum frame and durable fixed neck, Bird One has an anticipated sharing platform lifespan over four times longer than consumer e-scooters currently used in Bird’s shared fleets. Updated design features include: increased frame density, responsive brake system, no exposed cables, quick access service panels, enhanced lighting, and greater stability on bumpy roads.
With built-in connectivity and GPS capabilities, the Bird app offers Bird One owners the ability to track their vehicle and digitally lock it. Bird One is the only e-scooter available for purchase to offer this advanced technology. To help owners protect their Bird Ones, Bird will GPS-enable each vehicle, provide a digital lock, and access to the Bird Hunter Network (a team of individuals trained to recover missing Birds). Bird One owners will have $100 in rider credits to use with Bird’s shared fleet of e-scooters.