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  • LA Metro Loves URB-E Electric Scooters

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    LA Metro: the Need for Last Mile Vehicles Los Angeles is in the midst of a huge expansion of public transportation, and it’s expected that 7.8 million people will live within three miles of an LA Metro station in the near future. The Metro just recently expanded to take someone all the way to Santa Monica! This makes Los Angeles a prime candidate for innovative first mile, last mile vehicle solutions, and LA Metro is on the hunt for vehicles that can meet that need. After Metro toured our shop last fall, they asked to borrow some URB-Es to try...

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  • URB-E at Caltech Earth Day

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    On April 21st, the California Institute of Technology here in Pasadena hosted a Sustainable Transportation Expo in honor of Earth Week. The expo featured all kinds of cutting-edge green vehicle technologies. Among those featured were Caltech's own Sustainable Vehicle Club Racing Team's electric go-kart and fuel cell vehicles from JPL and other Southern California residents. Of course, URB-E was the star of the show. Students lined up for test rides all afternoon–we couldn't get them off! The demand for URB-E was so high that we were invited back the following day for more test rides. Students who rode us on Thursday...

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  • Long Beach Fire Department meets URB-E

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    We debuted our trailer with the Long Beach Fire Department this past weekend at the Long Beach Grand Prix! LBFD approached us a few months ago about using URB-Es for event transportation. They needed a vehicle that was small, agile, electric, and easy to store, and URB-E fit the bill perfectly. Of course, we started printing custom inserts right away. The LBFD only had one question: could URB-E be used for emergency rescue situations? Firefighters don’t just need to cut quickly through a crowd, they also have to transport injured or sick people to safety. They wanted a way to...

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  • Long Beach Fire Department meets URB-E

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    We debuted our trailer with the Long Beach Fire Department this past weekend at the Long Beach Grand Prix! LBFD approached us a few months ago about using URB-Es for event transportation. They needed a vehicle that was small, agile, electric, and easy to store, and URB-E fit the bill perfectly. Of course, we started printing custom inserts right away. The LBFD only had one question: could URB-E be used for emergency rescue situations? Firefighters don’t just need to cut quickly through a crowd, they also have to transport injured or sick people to safety. They wanted a way to...

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  • Driving Health and Happiness| Commute to Work

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    No one likes spending hours in a car each day, that’s a given. But recent studies show that long car commutes are more than just annoying; they can have very real effects on your health and happiness. Driving health is a considerable problem for modern commuters, one that is often overlooked. The Real Cost of Commuting by Car In a recent interview with NPR, National Geographic Fellow and author Dan Buettner put a dollar sign to the amount long commutes affect our happiness. “When you look at Americans' day-to-day activity ... the top two things we hate the most on a day-to-day basis is, No....

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  • Commuting in Boston | The URB-E Solution

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    Despite its having one of the most-used public transit systems in the country, commuting in Boston can be a major hassle. Even if your home or office is walking distance from the T, the first mile-last mile commuting problem is real and frustrating. How do you get to and from the T quickly and easily on a workday? Bikes aren’t allowed on MBTA during rush hour or holidays–for good reason–so Boston has had to get creative with first mile/last mile commuter solutions. The problem is, even those solutions can be costly or downright frustrating. URB-E is now at The Lenox...

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  • Real Estate Developments Love URB-E

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    URB-E’s first rideshare program opened recently at The Park DTLA in Los Angeles. Other real estate developments working with URB-E include Bellefield Office Park (#BellefieldOP)–a joint venture between Lionstone Investments and Talon Private Capital–the Lionstone Investments headquarters in Houston, TX, and North American Properties’ The Colony, which has outfitted their valets with two fully accessorized URB-Es. Lightweight, compact, easy to ride and easier to store, it’s no surprise URB-E is perfectly suited for getting around real estate developments of all types. URB-E’s professional appearance and pedal-free design makes it ideal for office parks and apartment complexes alike. The Park DTLA, Los...

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  • The Last Mile Problem | Commute to Work

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    The Last Mile: A Commuting Nightmare Commuting is tough, and we’ve all been there. It’s the end of the day, you're tired and leaving work late, and all you want to do is make dinner and fall immediately into bed. Whether you're walking to that far-away parking garage or you live a couple miles away from that metro stop, there always seems to be one leg of the journey that feels absolutely interminable. This is referred to as the “last mile” problem, or the difficulty of traveling the last leg between a transportation hub and your final destination. These in-between distances are...

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  • URB-E Rider Spotlight: Norbert

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    Norbert Loma Linda, CA Day Job: Project Manager and Desktop Services Technician at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dream URB-E Accessory: Hard travel case (he’s working on building one of his own!) What makes you tick? I'm always looking for products that push humanity towards a greener and more automated lifestyle. I believe that even the smallest effort put into reducing our footprint can add up and create a cultural landslide. The mindset is the most important–when "being green is being cool" truly sets in, I think we'll be on the road to a better future. This is where products...

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  • 10 Worst Cities for Driving a Car in the U.S.

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    You’ve heard us talk about how riding URB-E can solve your parking woes, but have you thought about how much of a hassle driving and parking every day really is? Well, we did a little research and came across a study by WalletHub that ranks the 10 worst cities for driving a car in the U.S. The study looked at the 100 most populated cities in the U.S. and compared them in four areas: costs, traffic and road conditions, safety (including accident and theft rates), and driver and car wellness (including repairs and upkeep). What they came up with was kind...

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  • URB-E electric scooter ride through Pasadena, CA with Frank from 95.5 KLOS' "The Heidi and Frank Show"

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    Hilarious URB-E electric scooter ride through beautiful Pasadena, CA with Frank Kramer. URB-E loves The Heidi and Frank Show and 95.5 KLOS! Explore URB-E Shop Now

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  • URB-E Announces 2015 Holiday Contest Winners!

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    This December, we hosted our first URB-E social media contest to win a free URB-E electric scooter! The rules were simple: post a photo or video on Facebook or Instagram tagging @urberides and #myurbe, incorporate URB-E into the post, and be as creative as possible. We had high hopes, but the incredible content our followers put together blew us away–it was amazing to see the passion and excitement people feel about the URB-E electric scooter all around the world! Plus, the quality of all the photos and videos was top-notch (just like an URB-E, amirite?). Who knew URB-E fans were...

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