A new mode of transport in the form of e-mopeds, will be available on the Uber app in Paris next month. Alongside cars, bikes, scooters and transit, the addition of e-mopeds means residents and visitors of Paris will have access to more mobility options than any other city in the world.
Uber say the partnership with French start-up, Cityscoot, came from the mutual belief that mobility should be shared to relieve congestion in city centres and reduce the impact of transport on climate change. This is the first time Uber has offered e-mopeds in the app anywhere in the world. “We’re delighted to find new ways for people to move around without the need to own a car,” said Billy Guernier, Uber’s Head of New Mobility Platform.
He added: “The integration of Cityscoot in the Uber app shows how we can become a one stop-shop for all your mobility needs while giving Cityscoot the opportunity to reach new customers. We are proud to help a local player – leader on its market and recognized as a national champion by French government – grow faster and further expand in Europe.”
Cityscoot CEO Bertrand Fleurose said: “Our partnership with Uber complements their offer and allows us to get further visibility among their wide rider-base. With the convenience and ease of use of our e-mopeds, I trust this will result in additional trips. The strength of the Uber platform will contribute to our expansion in France and beyond, and will boost our growth.” Uber users will instantly be able to locate and book one of the 4,000 available e-mopeds via the app. Cityscoot e-mopeds will continue to be offered at the same pricing of 29 cts/minute, payment being automatically managed on the Uber app. Alongside cars, scooters and bikes, the option will be featured on the home screen and in the tab. It’s said that Uber, JUMP and Cityscoot services would complement each other both in terms of usage and pricing, allowing riders to access a range of options adapted to their needs:
JUMP scooters for very short distances: <2 km
JUMP bikes for short distances: 3 km on average
E-mopeds for mid-distances: 4 km on average
Cars for long distances: 9 km on average
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