Last updated on 14/11/2016
Electric scooter sharing
Following car sharing and bike sharing, a Brussels based start up business, Scooty is offering electric scooter sharing.
The three young founders, aged 26,27 and 28 had the idea of electric scooter sharing one evening whilst having a drink together… "Faced with mobility problems, we thought that it was time to offer something innovative, ecological and practical. " Bram Vandeperre, one of the founders of the start-up Scooty, plans to launch the first two-wheeler, this autumn.
From 20 to 700
In a few weeks, around 20 scooters will be available in three key locations in the capital: In Schumann, Avenue Louise and Central Station. Within two years, the three young entrepreneurs are hoping to offer 700 self-service electric scooters. The customer can therefore book a scooter at a location in Brussels and then drop it off at their destination, (in the Brussels area), without having to return it to the original depot.
How does it work?
As with shared cars, bookings will be made on an application form. The customer registers, locates the nearest scooter to them and books it. They will then receive a code which they can use to start the scooter. You don't need to have a full licence to use these electric scooters. However you must be able to prove that you have successfully completed the driving theory licence.
Electric scooters have a capacity of 100 km and a maximum speed of 45km/hour. There’s no need to recharge the battery. A scooter where the battery has run down will be transferred back to the depot..
35 euros per month
Two price packages will be offered as the first electric scooters are put into operation. The unlimited plan for frequent use is 35 euros per month and a second plan for occasional use is 3 euros for the first 15 minutes, (+ 20 centimes for every 15 minutes thereafter).
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