Govecs planning to unleash 6,000 electric scooters in London


Electric scooter manufacturer Govecs could release thousands of their LEVs in London over the next two years. They signed a letter of intent with a British company regarding the delivery of 6,000 e-scooters for the sharing market in the UK capital.

While it is only a plan to date, the letter of intent details the potential order of 3,000 electric scooters of type Schwalbe in 2019 and a further 3,000 in 2020. All the e-scooters are to be used in a sharing system in London, only the provider remains unnamed in a press relase.

Nevertheless, Thomas Grübel, CEO and co-founder of Govecs spreads optimism when he expect that “in 2019 our Schwalbe eScooters will be on London roads. In this way, we will be able to establish a presence in this attractive market for shared vehicles.”

Stepping into London is well in line with other developments at Govecs. The company has not only entered new markets in Europe but also expanded existing ones. One example is the Cityscoot fleet in Paris. The provider recently ordered over 2,000 additional electric scooters and Cityscoot also expanded to Nice. In a press release, Govecs also announced that they are about to come to Geneva and Milan as well, again with Cityscoot.

The electric scooter maker also opened their business to the stock exchange. The offering is currently underway and will end on September, 27. Govecs has specified the price per share and expects to sell at 10 – 12 euros each.

At the moment, the Govecs product range includes the e-scooters of the Schwalbe, GO! S, ELMOTO and GO! T brands. The recent take over of Elmoto in particular is an attempt to increase Govec’s business with private customers. To this end, they have also set up their HappyScooter e-commerce platform recently.

Whether and when the Govecs electric scooters will truly come to London remains to be seen. Yet, the British capital could indeed do with a new scooter sharing system.


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