Mobility Global News

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European Shared Mobility Index – Q1 12/06/2010
Fluctuo recently published their European Shared Mobility report, featuring Munich, Copenhagen, Lisbon and Dublin. Overall, in the past 12 months the European market saw an increase in the fleets of e-scooters and mopeds of 56,000 and 12,000. In total, more than 310,000 shared vehicles enteres the market in the past year. The report also shows increase of ridership and fleets in main urban centres around Europe. _
Car-sharing startup Turo expands to New York and France 01/06/2022
“Peer-to-peer car-sharing company Turo is expanding to New York State and France in June, the company said on Wednesday. The expansion comes at a time when post/mid-COVID tourism is beginning to heat up, but renting a car will be difficult and expensive due to ongoing semiconductor shortages and supply chain issues. Turo’s launch in New York follows the state legislature’s passing of SB 6715 in December 2021, a law that provides a regulatory framework for peer-to-peer car-sharing operations in the state. New York was the only state in the country where such a service was unavailable, so the signing of the bill means Turo is now in all 50 states. Aside from the U.S., and now France, Turo’s service is available in the U.K. and Canada. The company says it spans 8,000 cities with more than 2 million active guests and 217,000 active vehicles on the platform as of March 31.” _
Key Transport Statistics 2022 (2021 Data) 31/05/2022
Globally, trade activities increased by 9.8%, indicating a speedy recovery from the impact of COVID-19. The factsheet with key transport statistics also highligths a historically low number of road fatalities since the 70’s, with the exception of the U.S.A, which experience an increase of 15%, accordint to ITF. _
The rapid increase of E-scooters translates into more accidents 31/05/2022
Accoding to research conducted by VSO Consulting for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, there are approximately 2,000 e-scooter on the capital’s road. Furthermore, 12% of the households of  Reykjavík own a e-scooter. In the survey made for the research, 12% of the surveyed population are regular users of e-scooters. The research highlights the importance of education and training to prevent higher levels of accidents, besides reducing driving speed and implementing a minimum age to drive a e-scooter. _
TRIMIS report – Research and innovation in car sharing in Europe 23/05/2022
The Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) published a report on the state of the art of car-sharing in Europe, and its evolution in the past years. Among the interesting findings, TRIMIS sustains that 23.5% of europeans with drivers license consider using car sharing in the following year, while 7% already use the scheme. In 2020, the EU car sharing was the second biggest in the world, with 21% of memberships coming from this region. By 2024, the car sharing market it is forecasted to reach 3.5 billion eur. _
LeasePlan Q1 net result up 99% 11/05/2022
LeasePlan quarterly report mentions the company experienced 8,7% of profit increase in one year, reaching 398m euro for the first quarter. The company also plans to electry their fleet of 20,000 vehicles. _
Dott awarded contract for micro-mobility services in Grenoble, France 09/05/2022
Dott expands their services to Grenoble, France, providing the city with 2,100 e-scooters and 2,100 e-bikes. Grenoble is the fifth city in France with this service, after Lyon, Paris, Bordeaux and Marselle. _
Bolt announces increase in scooter trips and new micro-mobility investment 06/05/2022
Bolt announced 500% increase on the number of trips done during March of 2022, compared to the last year. Bolt has presence on 170 cities and 20 countries within Europe, and it plans to expand their e-scooter and e-bikes fleet to 230,000 by december of this year. _
Degroof Petercam en selle du côté du leaseur des vélos Cyclobility 27/04/2022
Cyclobility raised 1 million euros investment. Currently, they have 2,000 bycicles available and serve around 200 companies. With the new funding, they aim to expand to 10,000 by 2024 _
Bolt plans to invest €150M+ to boost its scooter and e-bike operations: Know more about its other plans here 26/04/2022
Tallinn, Estonia-based Bolt, a transportation platform providing ride-hailing, micromobility and food delivery services in Europe, announced on Tuesday its plans to invest over €150M in 2022 to further scale its scooter and e-bike operations and develop solutions to enhance user experience and safety.
Bolt says it will expand its fleet to more than 230,000 scooters and e-bikes across 250+ cities by the end of this year. The company also reported that it has witnessed a ‘huge’ increase in the usage of its scooters compared to twelve months ago. The company reports a 500 per cent increase in rides in March, 2022, compared to the same time last year.
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