Bird sold a vision of micro-mobility and got me excited. I thought it would really worked out initially. In the next year I saw their vehicles trashed into lakes, vandalized and I encountered one that isn’t functional. I realized this wasn’t going to work out. Not in Oakland and San Francisco at least.
From Investors Business Daily, Bird, a company known for its electric scooters and bikes, continues to face challenges despite its initial promise in the micro-mobility market. Issues such as vehicle vandalism and functionality problems, particularly in cities like Oakland and San Francisco, have contributed to skepticism about its viability. Financially, Bird reported a loss in the December quarter and full-year, although their losses were less than Wall Street projections. Bird’s sales saw significant growth compared to the previous years, but the company still struggles with operational and financial hurdles.