Uber disposes of tens of thousands of bikes and E-scooters

Published: Jun. 4, 2020 at 11:12 AM CDT
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Uber is sending thousands of E-bikes and E-scooters to a scrap yard.

The tech company confirmed Wednesday that it had sent the bikes and scooters to a North Carolina metal recycling center.

The decision to destroy them angered cycling advocates and others who said Uber should have done more to find a useful purpose for the electronic bikes and scooters.

Uber said it had no choice because the E-bikes and E-scooters require a high level of maintenance and because another company, Lime, now owns the intellectual property rights behind the designs.

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