Micromobility vets launch Ridepanda e-ride marketplace

Dive Brief:
Two micromobility veterans have formally launched Ridepanda, a first-of-its-kind online marketplace for e-bikes, e-scooters and mopeds.

Ridepanda offers a curated selection of e-rides available for purchase, with each vehicle vetted in the areas of durability, performance, reparability, safety and sustainability. Customers can filter through options to choose the right vehicle for their needs, and select add-ons including financing, insurance and accessories.

Ridepanda CEO Chinmay Malaviya, a former Lime employee, and CTO Charlie Depman, formerly of Scoot and Bird, founded the site in support of industrywide efforts to reduce personal car ownership and carbon emissions in cities. The founders said e-ride ownership can “exist very synergistically” with e-ride sharing to accelerate a broader shift toward transportation electrification.