Paris authorises three scooter operators to deploy fleets
Posted: 24 July 2020 | Sam Mehmet (Intelligent Transport)
Dott, TIER and Lime have been awarded a two year tender to operate 5,000 scooter devices each in the City of Paris.
The City of Paris has awarded three scooter operators tenders as part of the Paris e-scooter RFP, Mayor Anne Hidalgo has announced.
Dott , Lime and TIER were selected as part of the call for applications launched last December and will sign a public space occupancy agreement, which authorises them each to deploy a maximum of 5,000 machines in the capital for a fee.
2,500 places to park the scooters are being created; 2,200 have already been completed with each accommodating a minimum of six scooters. It is the companies’ responsibility to regulate their fleet and ensure that there are no parking violations.
“Lime is pleased to be selected by the City of Paris to continue operating sustainable, reliable and affordable transportation options in the City of Light,” said Garance Lefèvre, Director of Public Affairs at Lime France. “We’re grateful to the many officials that took part in this process and appreciate their confidence in our operations and commitment to sustainability. We remain wholly dedicated to improving and innovating so we can meet Paris’ long-term goals.”
“On behalf of the Lime team, we are thrilled for our riders, whether they be Parisians, Ile-de-France residents, tourists or simply passing through the capital,” added Antoine Bluy, Head of Lime operations in France. “This choice is a recognition of our experience, long-term viability and the dedication we bring each day to improve our service.”
Lawrence Leuschner, CEO and Co-founder, TIER Mobility, said: “We are so proud to partner with the city of Paris to bring our unique climate-neutral travel solution to the biggest e-scooter market in the world. Paris has rightly won a reputation as a leading force in the quest for green transport and we are delighted to play our part in helping Parisians get about their beautiful city in a safe and sustainable way.
“Our unrivalled expansion this year is testament to the support of our wonderful customers and the absolute dedication we have to building better, more sustainable cities.”
In a social media post, Dott said: “We are super happy and proud. This decision is testament to the daily work of the entire team, to the ‘Dott Way’, executed since day one. We are a mobility operator, not a digital platform. Our mission is to free our cities with clean rides for everyone.”
The tender will run for two years.