The leading provider of shared, light electric vehicle (LEV) services, Scoot Networks Inc, has announced its international expansion, with the long-term aim of shared electric mobility to solve traffic congestion and emission challenges in the world’s largest cities.
Designed by and for mobility service providers, the Scoot mobility operating system (Scoot MOS) offers a complete management platform that can enable any LEV service, including e-scooters, e-bikes, and three- and four-wheelers. By releasing the Scoot MOS platform in partnership with the top manufacturers in the LEV space, including Renault-Nissan and Mahindra GenZe, Scoot will bring its proven model to new cities throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia to help new LEV services achieve and exceed Scoot’s own success in the USA. Launched in 2012 in one of the most competitive transit markets in the world, San Francisco, Scoot created the first shared LEV service, serving thousands of riders in the city with over 800 vehicles. Scoot riders have logged more than 1.8 million miles (3 million km) on Scoot’s clean, electric fleet, eliminating 783 metric tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.
With the debut of Scoot MOS, the company is bringing this highly successful solution to urban traffic congestion to cities around the world in partnership with leading local partners. These companies benefit from Scoot’s extensive operating experience and from the MOS platform, while also gaining access to world-class LEVs including: the Renault Twizy electric quadracycle; the Mahindra GenZe 2.0 electric scooter; the Govecs T Series cargo scooter; and the Emco electric scooter. Scoot and its partners aim to make shared LEVs a cornerstone of transportation in cities around the world. With proprietary, LEV-specific, in-vehicle electronics, an intuitive rider app, and comprehensive vehicle, customer, parking, and charging software, the Scoot MOS aims to be the complete package that electric mobility service providers need to succeed in a complex business.
“Over the last five years, we’ve seen a surge in adoption of transportation innovations, from car sharing to ride sharing and bike sharing. But, a huge gap exists between bikes, buses and trains, which are too slow, and ride sharing and car ownership, which are too expensive and problematic in the city,” explained Michael Keating, Scoot founder and CEO. “As demand grows for capital-light, immediate urban transit solutions, we’re working with world-class partners to deploy the new transit future: fast, affordable, shared electric vehicles.”
Tom Valasek, chief marketing officer at Mahindra GenZe, noted, “As consumers move towards cleaner, more efficient transportation options, demand is swelling for our fully-electric scooters, particularly in traffic-stressed cities. That’s the market opportunity that we’re seizing with Scoot. The Scoot MOS provides our fleet customers with a swift, seamless model to grow their business in the biggest metros around the world.”
Raymon Pouwels, commercial advisor at Emco-Elektroroller, commented, “Today, city residents want the flexibility afforded by cars, but are foregoing personal ownership in favor of shared electric scooters, which have become our fastest growing market segment.”