Invers unveils the first guide to choosing e-mopeds for sharing fleets
- Market for moped sharing is growing
- Significant decision for operators is vehicle choice
- Guide compares 16 e-moped models from 14 manufacturers based on price, range, battery capacity, helmet placement and power, as well as other qualitative criteria
Siegen, June 29th, 2021 – Vehicle selection has a critical impact on the customer experience, operations and success of a moped sharing service. INVERS’ new guide “A guide to choosing your e-moped sharing fleet” helps moped sharing operators make the right decision.
The number of shared mopeds has increased by 58 percent to more than 104,000 vehicles globally in 2020 compared to the previous year. This is the result of the “Global Moped Sharing Market Report 2020” by mopedsharing.com. During the same period, the market saw user growth of 80 percent and the number of providers increased by 41 percent. The supply of vehicles is increasing and several manufacturers are offering new models that are better suited for sharing. Many of them have recognized an attractive marketing channel in moped sharing as a “paid” test drive. In addition, interest in e-moped sharing is growing because it can make a significant contribution to further electrifying mobility in cities. “In this highly dynamic market, choosing and integrating the right vehicle model into the fleet for operation is a challenge for entrepreneurs and startups as well as experienced, successful operators,” said Alexander Kirn, CEO of INVERS. “From our own many years of experience and extensive cooperation with vehicle manufacturers, we have valuable insights and detailed knowledge to contribute, which is why we are offering this guide as a starting point to help operators make the right decision about their e-mopeds.”
For the guide, Invers conducted extensive research on the top models together with mopedsharing.com. The selection is based on the ten most used sharing models by market share, and has been expanded to include some newcomers that the authors consider particularly promising. In addition, exclusive insights from expert interviews, including representatives of internationally known moped manufacturers, moped sharing operators, and Invers employees, have been incorporated.
The choice of vehicle is a business decision critical to success. To start, the vehicle and the booking app, forms the direct customer contact. Secondly, the choice of moped influences many other aspects of the sharing offer, from user-friendliness to the fun factor for the customer, and from utilization and pricing to brand identity. A third point concerns the entire life cycle of the vehicle and thus how economical it is for the operator. Aspects such as robustness, availability of spare parts, and the OEM’s customer support offerings all play a role. Finally, moped models that are successful in one part of the world may be unsuitable for a sharing business elsewhere – due to local government regulations, underlying urban infrastructure, or customer characteristics and preferences. That’s why, even with this guide, we recommend you conduct a thorough market and consumer analysis to ensure you choose the right vehicle for your operations.
Find the guide here.
Invers, inventor of automated vehicle sharing, enables mobility service providers to launch, operate and scale their offerings with integrated hardware and software solutions specifically designed for developers of shared mobility services. As the world’s first shared mobility technology company, Invers is developing and reliably maintaining the fundamental building blocks at scale to offer its customers cost-efficient and easily implementable tech solutions.
The company acts as an independent and reliable partner for operators of services such as car sharing, scooter sharing, ride pooling and car rental, with the vision to make the use of shared vehicles more convenient and affordable than ownership. Customers include Share Now, Clevershuttle, Miles, Getaround, Flinkster, TIER, Bounce and Emmy. The company was founded in 1993 and has locations in Siegen, Cologne and Vancouver. The development takes place entirely in Germany.