10/16/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/16/2019 03:41
In a global first, Cityscoot e-mopeds will be available to book and pay for directly in the Uber app in Paris next month. Alongside cars, bikes, scooters and transit, the addition of e-mopeds mans residents and visitors of Paris will have access to more shared mobility options than any other city in the world.
The partnership with French start-up, Cityscoot, came from the mutual belief that mobility should be shared to relieve congestion in city centers and reduce the impact of transport on climate change. This is the first time Uber has offered e-mopeds in the app anywhere in the world, and we see it as another step towards our goal to become a one-stop shop for all transportation needs.
After the the recent integration of public transit in the Uber app in Paris, the addition of Cityscoot e-mopeds makes the French capital home to Uber's largest array of product offerings. As Uber quickly becomes the operating system for everyday life, Parisians can now replace cars with a range of mobility options spanning scooters, bikes, public transport and now e-mopeds with just a few taps on their smartphone.
"We're delighted to find new ways for people to move around without the need to own a car," said Billy Guernier, Uber's Head of New Mobility Platform. " The integration of Cityscoot in the Uber app shows how we can become a one stop-shop for all your mobility needs while giving Cityscoot the opportunity to reach new customers. We are proud to help a local player - leader on its market and recognized as a national champion by French government - grow faster and further expand in Europe."
Cityscoot CEO Bertrand Fleurose said:"Our partnership with Uber complements their offer and allows us to get further visibility among their wide rider-base. With the convenience and ease of use of our e-mopeds, I trust this will result in additional trips. The strength of the Uber platform will contribute to our expansion in France and beyond, and will boost our growth."
A seamless experience that complements Uber's mutil-modal platform
With the Cityscoot option in the Uber app, users will instantly be able to locate and book one of the 4,000 available e-mopeds. Cityscoot e-mopeds will continue to be offered at the same pricing of 29 cts/minute, payment being automatically managed on the Uber app.
Alongside cars, scooters and bikes, the option will be featured on the home screen and in the tab. Uber, JUMP and Cityscoot services complement each other both in terms of usage and pricing, allowing riders to access a range of options adapted to their needs:
How it works:
Note: Cityscoot users will still be able to book their trips on the Cityscoot App if they wish to.
For your safety: