The foldable two-wheeler is available now from Target for $599.99.
Socially distant travel just got a lot easier with Bird’s new high-tech, foldable e-scooter. Built by a team of aerospace and automotive engineers, Bird Air is ideal for urban commuters, or anyone looking for a fresh way to get around town.
Boasting 30-plus US and international safety certifications (more than any other personal e-scooter on the market), the Air’s “stow-and-go” design makes it easy to carry onto a bus or train, stash in the trunk of a car, or hide away in a corner of the office.
“Bird Air was born out of the groundswell of support we’ve seen this year for modeshift and micromobility as individuals increasingly demand sustainable, socially distant transportation alternatives for their active lifestyles,” Scott Rushforth, chief vehicle officer at Bird, said in a statement. “While shared electric scooters like our Bird Two are one critical piece of the puzzle,” Rushforth continued, “personal vehicles such as Bird Air extend the reach and accessibility of micromobility to a much broader audience, meaning more people on two wheels and fewer people in cars.”
With a top speed of 16mph and a range of up to 16 miles, the e-scooter can take you to work, a friend’s house, or the grocery store and back on a single charge of the 36-volt battery. (Keep in mind, though, that its 220-pound weight capacity means you can’t stock up on dog food and expect to make it home without walking.) A rear motor with regenerative braking helps extend battery life, while a stomp brake works in emergencies.
The Bird Air also comes with an LED headlight and taillight, two eight-inch pneumatic wheels, and Bluetooth connectivity to sync your scooter with your smartphone. All packed into an aircraft-grade aluminum frame that promises durability and longevity. Available exclusively at Target in Jet Black and Sonic Silver, the $599.99 Bird Air is coming soon to the online Bird store, before launching internationally in November.
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