TIER Mobility pilots wheelchair-accessible e-scooters in France

Posted: 17 November 2022 | | No comments yet

With new data showing that one in 10 of its riders identify as having a disability, TIER is hoping to extend the roll-out of wheelchair-accessible e-scooters to markets outside of France in the near future.

TIER Mobility pilots wheelchair-accessible e-scooters in France

Credit: Omni

TIER Mobility has announced that it has piloted wheelchair-accessible e-scooters in France ahead of possible wider roll-out to provide greater freedom and autonomy to those with reduced mobility.

This has been made possible due to Omni, a French start-up, who has created a solution that allows, through a universal fixing, a wheelchair to attach to an e-scooter.

Through their partnership, TIER and Omni have launched a rental programme for wheelchair accessible electric e-scooters in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, helping to provide the 1.4 million wheelchair users in Paris with improved access to sustainable urban mobility.

Dott and Omni partner to launch adapted e-scooters for wheelchair users

Connecting to 95 per cent of wheelchairs on the market, the technology enables wheelchair users to utilise powered mobility at a much lower fee than a wheelchair power attachment – which costs approximately £4,000.

With exclusive new data from TIER showing that one in 10 of its riders identify as having a disability, TIER, which is also in the process of developing partnerships with other major French cities Bordeaux and Lyon, is hoping to extend the partnership to markets outside of France, such as London, in the near future.

Georgia Yexley, TIER General Manager for UK & Ireland, said: “Considering accessibility for any mobility service is critical – and micro-mobility is no exception. Whilst accessibility must be considered at all stages, it is just as important to create a service which can be iteratively improved and become more accessible over time. Our work with Omni shows how we as an industry can react to ongoing challenges and make micro-mobility usable by all.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *