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The California-based company Bird rents out shared electric scooters on the streets of Berlin.

Bird is a US company from California which produces its own electric scooters. Bird advertises the significantly longer service life of its scooters of one and a half to two years compared to other rental companies. With a fully charged battery, the e-scooters have a range of 50 kilometres.


Before beginning your ride on a Bird scooter, you have to download the free Bird app and register with your personal data and payment information. The minimum age for renting a scooter is 18 years.

Rental Process and Pricing

Users can find an free scooter nearby via the Bird app. In order to unlock your scooter, you need to scan the QR code on the scooter with the app. The unlocking of the scooter costs one euro. After that the ride is paid by the minute. One minute costs 15 cents.


E-scooters from Bird can be returned via the app. After a suitable parking place has been found - preferably near bicycle racks - the ride is ended via a button in the app. Afterwards, a photo of the parked electric scooter must be submitted in order to ensure proper parking.

Important Note: No Electric Scooters on Sidewalks

It is forbidden to drive electric scooters on sidewalks and in pedestrian zones. Violations may result in a fine. Do not park your scooter in the middle of sidewalks or in driveways. Scooters may not be parked on pavements or in driveways, but must be parked in public or collective parking spaces.

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Last edited: 27 January 2023