Madrid City Council awards e-scooter tender to Dott, Lime and TIER
Following a competitive tender process, Dott, Lime and TIER Mobility have been chosen by the City Council to deploy a total of 6,000 e-scooters in Madrid.
At the end of 2022, Madrid City Council published its very first tender for shared e-scooters, one of the most important ones in Europe. Following a competitive tender process, it has been announced that three operators – Dott, Lime and TIER Mobility – have been chosen to deploy a total of 6,000 e-scooters (2,000 per each respective operator) for a three-year period.
Borja Carabante, Madrid’s Councillor for the Environment and Mobility, announced on the morning of 25 January 2023 that the new e-scooters that will be deployed in the capital from May 2023. Carabante stressed that the new e-scooter services represent the city council’s commitment to implementing a model of shared micromobility that is “better organised, safer and integrated into the different mobility platforms”. The technological innovations foreseen in the licences for renting the scooters will make it possible to solve the main problems that they currently cause in Madrid: improper parking in pedestrian areas and usage in unauthorised areas.
The licences that have been granted to Dott, Lime and TIER have an initial duration of three years and can be extended for six months at a time, depending on the evolution of demand.
Maxim Romain, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Dott, said: “The launch in Madrid marks a turning point for our service in Spain, and a major increase in the number of vehicles we operate there as we bring efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transport to the Capital city. We will bring our experience of collaborating closely with city authorities across Europe to ensure that we offer a reliable service for our riders whilst respecting all other road users and pedestrians.”
Manuel Arauco, General Manager Spain & Israel at TIER Mobility, said: “We are very pleased to have been selected to deploy our shared e-scooter service in the city of Madrid, and I want to take this opportunity to highlight the commitment of the City Council to improve urban mobility in the city. We’re proud that the city trusts us to help to create a more sustainable and safe environment. Our local team is dedicated to continuously improving and innovating to help Madrid to reduce its dependence on cars and make the transport networks safe and more environmentally friendly. Our goal is to make Madrid a reference city in micro-mobility, both in Spain and Europe.”
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