Micromobility explores the disruption to urban transport that comes from new electric, lightweight utility vehicles. Using the history of computing as a framework, we unpack how e-bikes, scooters and more will change how people get around cities.

Hosted by Oliver Bruce and Horace Dediu.

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12: The Scooter Ecosystem with Michal Naka

November 21, 2018 at 6:00AM • 43 minutes • Wiki Entry

In today’s episode, we’re joined by Twitter micromobility celebrity Michal Naka (@michalnaka), to talk about scooters, how they’re evolving in hardware and their interactions with cities and what the future might look like. It’s a packed episode.

Specifically we cover:
- How Michal ended up in micromobility through his skepticism of autonomous cars. (5:50->)
- How the most valuable miles travelled are likely to be addressed by micromobility and not autonomous. (9:20->)
- The history of the scooter supply chain.(13:00->)
- The tradeoff that companies are making between opex and capex. (25:50->)
- What future evolutions we’re likely to see in (29:30->)
- How cities are responding to these new business models, and what we’re likely to see in the future. (33:46->)
- How the diffusion theory applies to scooters and their evolution. (40:30->)

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No more transcripts, but be sure to check out previous ones on medium.com/micromobility

Also, be sure to join us at the Micromobility California summit on Jan 31st in the Bay Area. More details at micromobility.io