Spin, Ford’s electric scooter subsidiary, partners with Moovit in the UK, Spain and Germany

New app will make zero-emissions urban mobility easier and cleaner

By
Ian Osborne
August 4, 2021
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EV Life

Spin, the micromobility electric scooter subsidiary of Ford Motor Company, and Moovit, an Intel company that’s a leading Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provider and creator of the number one urban mobility app, are announcing a partnership in three European countries.

The partnership enables Moovit users to find Spin electric scooters using the free Moovit app. This means sustainable urban mobility is easily available offering a cheap and easy alternative to cars when getting around town. The feature is now available in 23 cities in the United Kingdom, Spain and Germany.

Moovit users can now opt to complete the first and last-mile leg of their journeys with Spin electric scooters. These offer a covid-safe way of getting around instead of driving private cars. Moovit, which has served over one billion urban users around the world in 112 countries, offers its service in over 1,500 cities across Europe and the Middle East.

The Moovit app will show users in real-time where a Spin e-scooter is available nearby, including how long it will take to walk there, as well as battery range. Users will then be directed to the Spin app to hire the e-scooter and pay for it.

Spin’s recent rider survey showed that 82 percent of its riders in the UK choose to use e-scooters for short journeys instead of driving alone at least once since the launch of the scheme. This reduces the number of cars on the road in the area and decreasing carbon emissions across the region.

Steve Pyer, Spin country manager for UK & Ireland, said: “We want more people to integrate Spin e-scooters into their daily journeys. Be it commuting, running errands or for leisure, we know that this socially-distanced means of transport has the potential to replace solo car rides on short journeys and consequently to reduce congestion and improve air quality.

"By showing availability in the Moovit app makes it even easier for new users to discover public hire e-scooters and for existing users to become truly multi-modal travellers.”

Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s chief growth and marketing officer, said: “Spin has become a desired mobility option for many people in Europe and we are excited to partner with them as cities move once again and commuters begin their return from COVID-19.

“Whether using Spin e-scooters for short trips or combining them with public transport, this partnership furthers our mission of making it easier to rely less on private cars and moving more freely through some of the most congested cities.”

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