Tier Mobility has launched its service in Kraków, Poland and says it is the 100th city where it made its e-scooters available. Other light electric vehicles are also coming in as the Berlin-based start-up increases its multimodal share.
Tier Mobility further announced that it would launch its service in Slovakia and Hungary, and Ireland following an expected e-scooter regulation in the Republic. Poland is the company’s 12th market, and Tier says this year will see it significantly extend its coverage in Europe and the Middle East and new markets worldwide.
The news comes amid Tier’s surge in coverage in Central Europe and the Nordics with new city launches in Lahti, Finland, Borås, Sweden, Tricity, Poland, Herning, Denmark and Flensburg, Ludwigsburg, and Gelsenkirchen in Germany.
The expansion also affects the fleet. Tier is adding electric bikes to its operations that used to rely on kickscooters. Tier’s e-bikes are available in Bærum, Norway and York in the UK and will also come to St. Gallen in Switzerland and in “several other European markets this year,” the company says. Tier is also adding e-mopeds but has yet to detail any fleet size.
To charge the growing number of LEVs, the company is also rolling out its Tier Energy Network across Europe. It deposits swappable batteries at participating business and organisations. “Riders earn a free trip for a simple battery swap, driving customers to our local business partners and supporting the high street,” explains Philip Reinckens, VP & Regional General Manager DACH & CEE at Tier. So far, the battery exchange is available in towns in Germany, France, Norway and the UK, with the company wanting to see “thousands of battery charging stations installed in businesses” over the course of this year. “We are bringing our unique Tier Energy Network to Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, York, Bordeaux,” Reinckens specifies.
For further accessibility, Tier also confirmed the first results from its partnership with Free Now. Drivers in France and eight cities in Germany can now book e-scooters and e-mopeds via the app by Daimler’s and BMW’s shared mobility service. Specifically, the partners launched the integration in Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Essen and Düsseldorf, with further cities across Europe to be added throughout the summer.
Free Now had already discontinued its own scooter brand Hive last year, with Tier taking on the fleet of 5,000 e-scooters as reported.
Tier claims riders have travelled a total distance of around 93 million kilometres, helping save almost 15 million car trips.
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