In the U.K., it’s illegal to ride a scooter on public roads under highway law. But the government is considering updating legislation to accommodate scooters as part of a regulatory review taking place this year.Leuschner said Friday his company has found a new consumer retail business in refurbishing and selling old scooters removed from its fleet after a few months of use.“Since November, we’ve sold between 4,000 and 5,000 of the models we introduced in Germany during the summer,” he said in an interview. The models cost 699 euros ($755) and come with a free helmet, insurance, a license plate and a year’s warranty, he said.Leuschner said about 85% of Tier’s fleet of scooters also now use batteries that can be removed, meaning the company doesn’t have to take entire vehicles back to a warehouse be charged.“We’ve reduced our running costs by about 40% and it shows we can operate any ride profitably in any place,” he said.The … [Read more...] about Money is pouring into scooter startups
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A header by Birmingham's Nikola Zigic that was tipped over the bar by Petr Cech in the 39th minute had to be deemed a highlight. When Fernando Torres did turn his marker and make space at the close of the first half, his effort was skewed off-target. This cannot have been the sort of quiet sought by Chelsea after the tumult of Villas-Boas's departure. Whoever does fill the vacancy will realise how much of a task he faces. … [Read more...] about Chelsea beat Birmingham to start life without Villas-Boas with a win
In order to help the small stores keep up with the changes, he said Metro is also helping the kirana owners remodel their stores and convert old closed-loop stores into an open format modern store where customers can come inside and shop thereby increasing customer traffic and impulse buying. … [Read more...] about Metro Cash & Carry to Open 5 New Stores in India This Year, Enhance Partnership with Kirana Stores