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Inside the Charging Process of Bird Electric Scooters: Keeping the Ride Going

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Charging Bird scooters: A Community Effort
The energy that powers Bird scooters is replenished daily by an innovative network of chargers - individuals who sign up with Bird to be part of a community-based fleet management system.


Bird's Three-Pronged Charging Strategy



  1. Charger Community: Individual contractors, known as 'Bird Chargers,' are integral to the charging process. They are incentivized by payments for each scooter they charge and redistribute.



  2. In-House Operations: In some markets, Bird manages in-house teams who collect, charge, repair, and strategically redeploy scooters around the city, ensuring that high-traffic areas have a ready supply of charged scooters for the next day.



  3. Swap and Go: Bird has developed innovative battery technology that enables quickly swapping out batteries in the field. This reduces the time scooters are out of commission and lessens the environmental impact of constantly transporting them for charging.




Proactive Scooter Management
Chargers are guided by Bird's proprietary technology which tracks scooter usage and battery levels. This aids in planning efficient pick-up routes for charging and ensures scooters are redistributed to 'nests' – designated parking spots for Birds, where users can easily find a fully charged scooter.


Supporting Sustainable Growth
By maintaining a distributed network of local chargers, Bird maximizes the efficiency of charging scooters Supporting Sustainable Growth By maintaining a distributed network of local chargers, Bird maximizes the efficiency of charging scooters and minimizes carbon emissions related to transporting them. This localized approach facilitates job creation and community involvement in maintaining a green service.


Maximizing Uptime for Riders
Bird's sophisticated system aims to make sure scooters are charged and ready to serve customers whenever they need them. As electric scooters become a staple in urban transportation, Bird ensures a seamless, sustainable, and user-friendly experience.


In conclusion, through a combination of community chargers, in-house operations, and innovative battery technology, Bird keeps its electric scooters charged and ready for riders day after day. This smart and sustainable system powers not just the scooters but also a greener future for city transportation.


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