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COUP Electric Scooter-Sharing Service To Start In Paris With 600 Gogoro eScooters

The COUP is bringing 600 Gogoro smart electric scooters (eScooters) to Paris this summer to launch its scooter sharing service in the city.

The COUP is bringing 600 Gogoro smart electric scooters (eScooters) to Paris this summer to launch its scooter-sharing service in the city.

The service initially launched in Berlin in August of 2016 with 200 scooters, which it quickly expanded to 1,000 after capturing some initial learnings from the pilot. Based on the success in Berlin, the COUP team is taking the lessons learned there to Paris as the next destination for expansion.

CEO of COUP Mobility GmbH Mat Schuber said of the experience in Berlin:

“We have received a lot of positive feedback from the Berliners. The idea of being able to move around town in a simple, fast and fluid way on a trendy eScooter is very pleasing. The success of COUP in Berlin encourages us to offer greater mobility in another European capital.”

COUP is kicking the service off in Paris with a larger initial fleet of 600 eScooters, where it will be in direct competition with Cityscoot, which runs a similar service with 150 electric scooters.

COUP in Paris

  • 600 COUP eScooters will be available this summer in Paris
  • eScooters can be found and reserved via the dedicated mobile application
  • A helmet is available with each eScooter
  • No subscription required
  • The rate is 4 € / trip, up to 30 minutes, 1 € / 10 minutes after the initial 30 minute period
  • Rate includes insurance
  • No terminal system: simply park your scooter in the service area when you’re done
  • The COUP team roams around to recharge the batteries

The COUP scooter-sharing service is unique in that it does not require drivers to have a motorcycle license, just a normal Class B or international driver’s license. In a similarly divergent approach, the service does not require the eScooters to be returned to a specific location. Instead, they can be parked in any dedicated two-wheel parking zone within the COUP coverage area. The app then tags the location for another rider to use if the charge is sufficient or for recharging by a COUP technician, if needed.

COUP uses Gogoro electric scooters that introduce riders to electric transportation, require less maintenance, and represent sustainable transportation for riders.

“Gogoro and Coup are focused on delivering new services that encourage consumer adoption of more sustainable transportation choices like the Smartscooter. The Coup e-scooter sharing model has been proven successful in Berlin and we are looking forward to introducing it in Paris this summer with the same success,” said co-founder and CEO of Gogoro Horace Luke of the COUP service in Berlin.

“We created Gogoro to be a technology company integrating innovation and sustainable energy to create new business models, services and products that ignite urban residents and city governments to embrace sustainable energy with the new fuel of the future.”

Source: COUP (French)

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