Perch Mobility Snags Funding For Scooter Charging Network

Los Angeles-based Perch Mobility, a startup that is developing portable charging "pods" aimed at helping professional chargers and scooter operators to bulk-charge scooters and e-bikes, says it has scored seed funding for its efforts. The company said the funding came from Lorentzen Investments. Size of the funding was not announced. According to the startup, the company leases its module electric scooter charging stations to its customers. The company said the funding will go to expand coverage in "key strategic markets" across the U.S., with an emphasis on California and Texas. The company says its main "Portal" product is a retrofitted shipping container which can charge up to 105 scooters as a time, or serving as a battery swap station.