Crowdfunding success: 100 more e-scooters for Munich


Berlin-based Emmy and Green City Energy are expanding their fleet of shared electric scooters in Munich after their crowdfunding campaign is yielding results. Backers enabled the partners to buy another 100 electric mopeds in retro-look and they want more.

Back in the summer of 2017, Emmy and Green City Energy deployed 50 electric scooters before launching their crowdfunding campaign this March with the aim of eventually reaching a fleet size of 450 e-scooters (we reported).

A first milestone has now been reached as backers collected enough money for the partners to buy an additional 100 electric scooters.

The campaign is currently ongoing and with a 250 euro bid, anyone can invest in the ride-share concept. Emmy partner Green City Energy estimates that a funding goal of 1.5 million euros from the crowd will allow them to provide a density of 6 electric scooters per square kilometre in the centre of Bavaria’s capital.

Nowadays, Emmy is using an electric remake of a GDR classic, the Schwalbe (German for the bird swallow) that used to be to East Germany what the Vespa is to Italy. The electric scooters remade by Govecs have a 4 kW motor made by Bosch and drive up to 45 kph. Two batteries with 2.4 kWh each allow for a range up to 100 km.

The electric scooter sharing Emmy is available in Berlin as well and the Emmy flock in the capital now counts 1,000 electric moped scooters. (in German), crowdfunding campaign


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