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Our customers never cease to amaze us – they’re innovative, smart, and lead very interesting lives. Oakland e-Scooter owner Amy fits the bill perfectly. She’s an artist, an environmentalist, and the owner of a custom wallpaper business. We met with her to discuss life-hacking, adventure rides, and how to be a scooter boss. What made you […]

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When we created our e-bikes, we wanted to make them functional, fun, and a tool to help people commute and run their errands. We also wanted to empower people to go on adventures they might not otherwise be able to access. Our Oakland rider Jennifer perfectly melds the practical use with an explorer’s spirit. We sat down and chatted with her about […]

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Brady and Christiana of Woodside, California are the very first owners of the GenZe e-scooter and the first members of the GenZe Thousand Mile Club. With those kind of credentials, it was only natural that they became the first people to be interviewed for our ongoing customer blog series. We got Brady on the phone and […]

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The dictionary defines gratitude as: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. In what it often perceived as a dog-eat-dog world, experiencing thankfulness and showing kindness are powerful ways to counteract this cold concept. We here at GenZe are so into having gratitude be part of our daily […]

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With such a rich and wild history, it’s no surprise that the Bay Area has its share of ghost stories. And since Halloween is right around the corner, we thought we’d hop on our 2.0s and scare up a list of East Bay spots with spooky histories. We hope that they get you into the holiday spirit. Visit if you […]

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GenZe owners are hands down some of the best people out there. Every single one of them seems to be fun, caring, and loving life–not a bad group to fall into. Recently one of our customers came to our attention, and on top of meeting all normal customer criteria, he also secretly might be the […]

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If you live in Oakland, there’s no way you’ve missed the hullabaloo of roadwork stretching from 27th Street to Broadway Avenue on Telegraph Avenue. A lot of people puzzled, between expletives, at what this massive project that congested traffic for so long could possibly be. But as smooth asphalt was laid and crisp lines were […]

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By: Kit Friday Ever since seeing Roman Holiday as a teenager, I’ve longed for a scooter. I mean, who isn’t enchanted with the freedom and convenience that their image alone communicates. But at some point between the TV screen and reality I got caught up in a self-doubt spiral about my ability to actually drive […]

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By: Sara Geonczy, Outreach Specialist at Drive Oregon I had never really thought of using or commuting with a scooter, so when I was given a chance to test ride the GenZe 2.0 electric scooter for a few days, I didn’t have any expectations. I am a bike commuter, almost exclusively, although I occasionally ride […]

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A lot of people ask how the GenZe 2.0 handles hills. Fortunately for us, most of Portland isn’t very hilly, however the hills we do have are nothing to shake a stick at. The GenZe 2.0 is designed to take hills of up to a 20% grade without a problem – so I decided to […]

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We’re one week into the Lloyd E-Fleet pilot program, and one week closer to our current goal: taking over Portland’s Lloyd District with E-bikes! As far as Portland neighborhoods go, the Lloyd District is an anomaly. Previously, Lloyd has been primarily a business district in the middle of residential and mixed-use neighborhoods. The district is […]

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Living in Portland offers some great food and beverage perks. From craft beer to fantastic food, virtually every neighborhood is a microcosm of artisanal consumables. My personal favorite indulgence is coffee. The coffee community has been thriving since the early nineties, and Portland was at the forefront of third wave coffee roasting. On a sunny […]

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Up in Portland, we are loving our new storefront location on the corner of SE Grand and Main. To celebrate, I decided to go for a ride on one of our e-bikes—from our new digs all the way to Mt. Tabor! The ride was fantastic, and I got to hit some of my favorite spots […]

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When it comes to wedding anniversaries, every year has a different theme. The 32nd anniversary is the year of conveyance, which couldn’t have come at a better time for Joan and Larry Diskin. While Larry was contemplating what method of conveyance would be the perfect gift, he spotted a GenZe truck on the freeway. He […]

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Rider Profile: Masayo Simon Age: 27 Hometown: Seattle, WA Current City: Portland, OR Modes of Transportation: All of them! Favorite Place to Lock Up: Skidmore Bluffs Favorite Bike Lane: Shared lane on NE Tillamook Ave. One of the things that drew me to Portland was the grand allure of city biking. I’d always wanted to […]