Richard has worked in cities all over the world and always dreaded his daily commute. There were no options besides sitting in endless traffic, being sneezed on by strangers on crowded subway trains or getting way too sweaty on a bike. Or so he thought.
One day, after coming across the first rental scooters, he had a Eureka! moment. There was definitely something there, but that wasn't exactly it. Rental scooters didn’t solve all the problems of regular use in cities. They often lacked a charge, were damaged and unrideable, or were not even there when you needed them! Let’s be honest, they were rather unreliable.
To tackle this problem he needed someone who knew about micromobility and was passionate about personal transportation. So he reached out to Carson, an engineer who hadn’t used his feet to get around anywhere in the past five years, and got down to business. Five meetings, six scooters and twelve test rides later, they knew that they could build a game-changing product.
They wanted a scooter made with quality components that would last. One designed for real roads, that could be accessible to everyone and make commuting fun. Could all this be done while helping reduce congestion and pollution in the cities we loved? The answer was yes! So they scooted their way to the drawing room and began designing the scooter of their dreams… and that's how Taur was born.
Since then, we’ve grown from a couple to a few, but we remain as committed as ever to building the most versatile electric scooter the world has ever seen. We've travelled the world test-riding every scooter available and now we laugh on the way to meetings instead of groaning. And why shouldn't we have fun getting where we need to go? Why shouldn't everyone?
We are seasoned professionals with years of expertise in relevant industries. You won’t find a group with more experience of electric vehicle technology, business, and online retailing.
Susana’s job involves communicating a consistent brand identity through all our platforms and liaising with our stakeholders, as well as advocating for our users’ needs. She tries to push for creative solutions to the brand’s problems, often questioning past decisions and forcing us all to take a step back so we can take two forwards!
Susana believes there’s no such thing as a stupid question, and that given that smiling is free, everyone should do it more often! In her spare time, she enjoys growing plants in her flat, baking (and eating) cheesecake and reading good literature.