Moovit continues drive to hook public transport commuters up with micromobility options as they return to the office with its latest partnership with Ford subsidiary Spin in 23 cities across the UK, Spain and Germany.
The mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) specialist has also announced a partnership with the connected car-sharing marketplace, Getaround to enable travellers to find cars in the Moovit app in Belgium, France, Germany and the UK.
Through the partnership with Spin, Moovit will show its users in real-time where a Spin e-scooter is available nearby, including how long it will take to walk there, as well as battery range. Users will then be directed to the Spin app to hire the e-scooter and pay for it.
Spin’s recent rider survey showed that 82 per cent of its riders in the UK choose to use e-scooters for short journeys instead of driving alone at least once since the launch of the scheme.
“We want more people to integrate Spin e-scooters into their daily journeys, be it commuting, running errands or for leisure because we know that this socially-distanced means of transport has the potential to replace solo car rides on short journeys and consequently to reduce congestion and improve air quality,” said Steve Pyer, Spin country manager, UK and Ireland.
“Joining forces with Moovit is a huge step forward for the democratisation of car-sharing, and makes it even more accessible for millions of people in many key cities”
“By showing availability in the Moovit app it makes it even easier for new users to discover public hire e-scooters and for existing users to become truly multimodal travellers.”
Moovit users can experience the Spin offering in the following cities:
- Germany – Bonn, Brühl, Castrop-Rauxel, Dortmund, Duisburg, Essen, Frechen, Gelsenkirchen, Hennef, Herne, Lohmar, Mülheim, Neuss, Recklinghausen, Troisdorf, Wesseling
- UK – Basildon, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester, Milton Keynes
- Spain – Madrid, Tarragona.
Getaround’s digital car-sharing solution enables users to find, book, and unlock a wide variety of vehicles directly from the Getaround app 24/7, without needing to meet anyone in person, carry an access card, wait in line, or coordinate picking up keys.