Micromobility provider Helbiz is launching a fleet of 100 MiMoto electric mopeds throughout the Italian city of Pescara. The region of operation will also include neighbouring cities Montesilvano, Francavilla and San Giovanni Teatino.
It will provide additional micromobility options for the area, following deployment of 500 Helbiz e-scooters in July of 2020.
Sole micromobility provider
Helbiz is the only micromobility provider authorised by the Municipality of Pescara, which has seen more than 10,000 e-scooter rides with an average travelling distance of approximately 6.5km since the initial launch.
To date, Helbiz claims use of its e-scooters has eliminated more than one million tons of CO2 during the past month alone. Carlo Masci, mayor of Pescara, said the launch of MiMoto e-mopeds supports the city’s continued commitment to enhance modern mobility and reduce pollution, “while benefiting our citizens and the social and economic system of our city”.
He added: “We have been focused on this vision to become an eco-sustainable system since the beginning. The new MiMoto electric scooters are now available throughout the city and we welcome citizens to ride them safely and with their common sense. Just as the shared scooter offerings have changed the face of our city, we are sure that this will be equally successful.”
Users can download the MiMoto mobile app to geolocate, rent and unlock e-mopeds directly from their smartphones with a tap. The rate to rent is €0.26 per minute, €4.90 per hour or €19.90 for the whole day.
Each MiMoto e-moped is approved for two passengers and comes equipped with two helmets of different sizes, sanitising perfumers, disposable hygienic caps and a sanitising foam for self-drying helmets.
“Sustainable mobility is the most important tool that our administration is using to improve the quality of life of citizens”
Luigi Albore Mascia, councillor for mobility in Pescara, said “as a contemporary city”, Pescara has enjoyed the implementation of e-scooters and is convinced that the community will also welcome the zero-emission electric mopeds with great enthusiasm.
He continued: “Sustainable mobility is the most important tool that our administration is using to improve the quality of life of citizens. Over the course of 24 months, we have created a virtuous system that will reward us in the years to come.”
Helbiz has announced a merger with SPAC GreenVision Acquisition Corporation, which will see in it becoming the first micromobility company listed on Nasdaq when completed, which is expected to be this month. Earlier this year, it announced the completion of its acquisition of Italian moped sharing platform MiMoto Smart Mobility.