TIER Mobility arrives in Belgium with e-scooter launch in Brussels
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Posted: 16 February 2022 | Intelligent Transport | 1 comment
Following the launch of 2,000 of its e-scooters in Brussels, marking its arrival in Belgium, TIER Mobility plans to further expand its presence in the city by evolving towards a multimodal service.
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After more than 175 successful launches worldwide, TIER Mobility has announced that it has now also begun operation in Belgium. As of 15 February 2022, 2,000 e-scooters are now providing an affordable and sustainable mobility solution for residents and tourists in Brussels.
The launch of its e-scooters in the Belgian capital is just the beginning for TIER, as the shared micro-mobility provider also has plans for a multimodal offer (which it already operates in numerous European cities) and for additional launches in other Belgian cities.
TIER currently manages a fleet of over 135,000 e-scooters, e-bikes and e-mopeds in more than 175 cities in 19 countries. It is thus encouraging more and more road users to use other means of transport than the private car for short distances, especially in combination with public transport. International figures show, for example, that 17.3 percent of trips by scooter serve as a replacement for a car trip.
“TIER e-scooters are the safest on the market and really can’t be compared to the ones that you saw at the beginning of the shared mobility economy,” says Jesper Vis, General Manager for Benelux at TIER Mobility. “On top of their general high quality level, they have a double brake and extra visible front and rear light signals and, thanks to their large front wheel – the largest in the sector – they have increased driving stability. We have also contacted all of the Brussels municipalities – because we are one of the few players that will eventually be present in all 19 municipalities of the region – in order to meet their needs and challenges in terms of shared mobility as much as possible.”
TIER is unique in the sector thanks to its far-reaching sustainability mission. It carefully analysed its emissions in order to be able to make structured cuts. Since January 2020, TIER has been able to call itself the first fully climate-neutral micro-mobility provider.
Vis continued: “We look beyond purely reducing emissions when it comes to recharging, because emission reduction in production, operations and transport has also become a company standard. For example, we invested in e-cargo bicycles and electric delivery vans for our employees, who replace the empty batteries on site. This way, we don’t have to drive big polluting vans through the city to pick up shared vehicles for reloading in a warehouse. The fact that our e-scooters currently have the longest lifespan on the market also helps to reduce our carbon footprint. We also maximise the green energy supply in our warehouses and have a strict low-carbon travel policy for all employees. And, finally, we set up a CO2 compensation policy to neutralise the rest of our emissions.”
In the long term, TIER wants to become a leading player in Belgium, with expansion into other major cities. Its ambition is to evolve towards the multimodal service – including e-bikes – which it already offers in many other European cities.
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