Dott reports growing demand for e-scooters and e-bikes across Europe in 2021

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Now operating in nine countries and 38 cities, as well as successfully becoming multimodal, Dott supported 130 per cent more trips in 2021 compared to 2020.

Dott reports growing demand for e-scooter and e-bike services across Europe in 2021

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European micro-mobility company Dott has reported on the growing demand for its shared e-scooter and e-bike services across Europe in 2021. Over the course of the year, Dott supported 130 per cent more trips than in 2020, unlocking cities of more than double (108 per cent) the number of riders who took advantage of the shared e-scooters and e-bikes to travel around cities.

As much of Europe returned to commuting, the peak month was September 2021, with an 80 per cent growth in riders and a 120 per cent leap in trips year-on-year. Additionally, Dott now operates in a total of nine countries and 38 cities, which is up from seven countries and 20 cities at the end of 2020.

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Over the course of 2021, Dott grew the size of its fleet of e-scooters across Europe to over 40,000, an increase of 100 per cent on the previous year. Then, in a milestone for the business, e-bikes were introduced from Autumn 2021, with a fleet of 10,000 coming into service in major cities including Paris, Brussels, Rome, Milan and Cologne. The e-bike will arrive in more cities in 2022, allowing more people to choose the vehicle which best suits their needs.

“2021 has been a transformational year for Dott, as we reached the milestone of launching e-bikes in major cities across Europe, offering a new choice of vehicle to suit the different needs of our riders. The significant growth demonstrates that more people are discovering how Dott unlocks efficient, safe and reliable travel across their cities,” said Henri Moissinac, Co-Founder and CEO of Dott.

Across all of Dott’s markets, the average journey distance is 2.8km, and for over 11 minutes. These significant trips show that shared e-scooters and e-bikes can offer a compelling alternative to travel by private car. The most popular times to travel are between 16:00 and 19:00, as riders increasingly choose shared micro-mobility to avoid congestion at peak travel times and as a way to get around with a more efficient and pleasant commute. 

In addition, Dott successfully reduced its CO2 emissions by 40 per cent in 2021, as well as successfully introducing a new monitoring tool which measures CO2 emissions on a monthly basis. These detailed insights allow Dott to better measure how environmental initiatives are helping reduce its carbon footprint. 

The environmental and social impact are at the heart of every business decision at Dott. The micro-mobility company is working to reuse, upcycle or recycle 100 per cent of used vehicles and parts, and aims to exceed a five-year life-span for its vehicles. Dott is targeting a 100 per cent electric logistics fleet and renewable energy in all its cities. The service is designed to be as accessible as possible, and Dott works closely with local communities, aiming for equal coverage across the areas it serves and partnering with local organisations to help to improve the cities in which it operates.