Moped sharing is constantly evolving. Therefore, our aim is to stay up to date on the latest moped sharing news globally. Every quarter, we publish the most noteworthy updates from the moped sharing space and what they mean for the industry.
Here are some selected news and updates from Q3 2022:
- Big news: The Global Moped Sharing Market Report 2022 is coming up in November – the annual #1 report about the industry. Sign up here if you don’t want to miss it.
- On November 8th, we will host an insightful 1-hour online panel discussion with some of the leading European moped sharing operators. We are happy to discuss the industry with Oriol Marimon-Clos Sunyol (Cooltra), Paul van Merrienboer (CHECK), Bertrand Altmayer (Cityscoot) and Enrico Howe (INVERS). Sign up here.
- According to the fluctuo European Shared Mobility Index Q2 2022, the number of moped sharing trips in major European metropolises increased by +57% (from Q2 2021 to Q2 2022).
- Sustainability: Operators seem to share and publish more and more insights from their CO2 emission tracking and life cycle analyses (LCA). Two examples are felyx and YEGO.
- Cityscoot introduced a monthly subscription fee, called City Move for 129€. Additionally, Cityscoot introduced adjustments around fleet rebalancing and required parking documentation (pdf).
- Bari awarded moped licenses to four operators: 375 mopeds that are scheduled to launch this autumn.
- Bordeaux awarded two operator licenses to YEGO and a new startup called eDOG. 250 mopeds each.
- Support for Paris moped sharing services: “Riders of gasoline-fueled motorcycles will have to start paying for parking in Paris from September as the French capital aims to reduce noise and pollution, but parking for electric motorcycles remains free”, as Reuters stated. More details also here. This will surely support registration and ridership numbers of local moped sharing operators Cooltra, Cityscoot, YEGO, and Troopy.
- Also Paris: The city is piloting noise radars for a while to reduce noise pollution from loud combustion-engine two-wheelers.
- Riders of bikes, scooters, mopeds and motorcycles in Turkey are obliged to wear reflective jackets at night.
- Reuters: “India’s Ola Electric to set up $500 million battery research centre”.
- Moped manufacturer and shared mobility market supplier NIU is planning to equip the first e-mopeds with sodium-ion batteries, starting in 2023.
- In September, Micromobility Industries launched a vehicle rating platform called Ride Review. A couple of first moped ratings are included already.
- GoSharing/ZigZag announced 500 additional mopeds for their Milan fleet.
- US-operator Scoobi stopped their operations in both of their active markets (Pittsburgh, Austin).
- GoTo left Malta: The multimodal operator still runs shared mopeds in Madrid and Germany (via emmy) among other vehicle modes.
- CHECK went multimodal by introducing kickscooters in Düsseldorf, Germany.
- Indian micromobility operator Yulu raised 82 million USD in Series B to scale their fleet and expand their Battery-swapping-platform. Their fleet includes moped/bike-hybrids.
- Troopy raised 10 million EUR in another finance round.
Select new city activities:
- Santa Cruz (Mobi)
- Tarija (Mobi)
- Cochabamba (Mobi)
- Bordeaux (eDOG, starting soon due to tender win)
- Toulouse (YEGO)
- Bari (Smart Venture, starting soon due to tender win)
- Bari (BitMobility, starting soon due to tender win)
- Bari (Reby, starting soon due to tender win)
- Bari (Pikyrent, starting soon due to tender win)
- Cosenza (e-Motion)
- Rome (OnMovo Ecoline)
- Torino (Cityscoot)
- Guadalajara (Skut, previous launch)
- Monterrey (Skut, previous launch)
- multiple launches e.g. in Delft, Hilversum and other cities
- Taichung (GoShare)
- Kaohsiung (ATR, about to launch)
- Asunción (Mobi)
We’d like to keep you updated on what is happening in the global moped sharing market. Thanks to everybody that sent in news from the sector. The next quarterly update will be released in January 2023; subscribe to our news updates to stay in the loop.