David TenHouten, VP Vehicle Engineering at Bird, released a statement about the company's new, safer, more sustainable battery technology.
The global shift to electric mobility has opened up many opportunities to develop lighter, urban-use vehicles, and more organizations have arisen in efforts to create sustainability solutions as a result. However, waste management is a concern in the market of e-scooters.
David TenHouten, Vice President of Vehicle Engineering at Bird, provided insight into the e-mobility company's latest battery technology and how it proves to be safer and more sustainable.
"Our battery development is another area where we want to be closer to an automotive approach than to the consumer products this sector started with. How we think about safety and system robustness is really important. In terms of sustainability, it's really important that batteries have a long life. Fewer batteries need to be produced to support our fleets if they live longer, and obviously, reduced production is even better than recycling. This investment is another example of Bird walking the walk and striving to be the best."
According to TenHouten, Bird as a company is a sustainability initiative on its own. Everything they do is to scale, build better vehicles, recycle and repurpose vehicles as they reach end-of-life, and ultimately replace more car trips.