Quarterly Global Moped Sharing Market Status Update: Q4 2021
Moped sharing is constantly evolving. In order to share the most relevant content with you, we partnered with mopedsharing.com, who 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.
At the beginning of November, we launched our latest annual Global Moped Sharing Market Report. Over the years, this report has become the go-to moped-specific resource for deep dives into trends, key market players, and industry outlooks. Key stats highlighted by the report include: 12 million subscribers using 110K shared mopeds from 87 operators worldwide, moped sharing present in 175 cities in 27 countries, and electric mopeds dominating the sharing space with an electrification rate of 97%. Download the full and complimentary 54-page report here.
Here is what happened in Q4 2021:
- GoTo Global bought German moped sharing pioneer emmy. This is already the third moped market for GoTo (after Malta and Spain) and will drive the multimodal trend in Germany.
- German multimodal micromobility operator TIER bought the German bike sharing operator nextbike.
- GO Sharing acquired a majority stake in Italian moped sharing operator Zig Zag Sharing. Impact: Zig Zag plans to become purely electric by January 2022,followed by a rebranding and further fleet growth in Italy. “GO Sharing and Zig Zag aim to grow the fleet to 3,000 shared e-mopeds and 1,500 e-bikes, spread across 10 different cities in Italy, by the end of 2022.” (Source: GO Sharing).
- New countries: Lithuania, Ukraine and the United Kingdom appear on the global moped sharing map.
- Latvian operator Skok launched a fleet in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius in late summer 2021.
- Zelectra launched a multimodal moped and kick scooter fleet in Kiev, Ukraine.
- Shared e-bike operator HumanForest announced plans to launch a pilot fleet of 100 Yadea mopeds in London in January 2022.
- In October 2021, TIER announced a $200 million Series D funding round.
- Helbiz received $7.2 Million and purchased 2,500 electric mopeds. Market expansions were announced in Italy, Spain, France, Portugal and the US.
- Battery stations:
- Gogoro, Yadea & DCJ launched their first 40 battery stations in China (Hangzhou) in the beginning of October, as well as a pilot with Gojek in Indonesia.
- Bounce eyes further investment in e-scooter manufacturing and battery swap infrastructure. (Business Standard)
- After one season, Lime ended its moped sharing service offer in Paris. Also, German operator Rhingo closed shop at the end of December after years of successful operations. Spanish operator Muving filed for bankruptcy (Source: Cordopolis).
- Selected vehicle news:
- Vmoto launched the Fleet Concept F01 at EICMA Milano, “designed for sharing.”
- Bounce launched a new moped (“Infinity”) aiming for the B2C market with a battery swapping/subscription feature.
- Paris-based French operator Troopy announced a transition from their motorcycle-only combustion fleet towards an electric-only moped and motorcycle fleet for 2022. Their vehicle choice will be announced during Autonomy 2022 in March.
- As pointed out in the Global Moped Sharing Market Report, NIU is supplying 22% of the global moped sharing fleet. Electric mobility news platform Fully Charged took an interesting tour of their Chinese moped assembly plant (18min).
New City Launches:
- Brussels, GO Sharing (October)
- Phnom Penh, Go2 (addition from 2020 launch)
- Neuss, GO Sharing
- Vilnius, Skok
- Leeuwarden, CHECK (December)
- Zaragoza, Cabify (tender awarded)
- Zaragoza, Reby (tender awarded)
- Istanbul, GO Sharing
- Kiev, Zelectra
- United Kingdom
- London, HumanForest (pilot fleet launch announced for Jan 2022)
This article is published in partnership with mopedsharing.com, the knowledge platform for the sector. Together, we’d like to keep you updated on what is happening in the global moped sharing market. The next quarterly update will be released in April 2022.