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Go Sharing introduces faster 45km per hour scooters in Rotterdam
18 May 2021 - GO Sharing is installing 120 additional electric shared scooters in Rotterdam. The new shared scooters have a maximum speed of 45 km/h and are intended for travel between regions.
Just like other GO Sharing shared scooters in the Rotterdam region, which have a maximum speed of 25 km/h, the new 45 km/h scooters are available 24 hours a day. The shared scooters are 100% electric and the batteries are charged with electricity from sustainable sources.
Drivers of the faster shared scooters are required to wear a helmet. Therefore, the 45 km/hr scooters are equipped with an app-enabled top case containing two helmets and hairnets. So-called Powerrangers - employees who change empty batteries - disinfect the helmets with every battery change.
Travelling between regions
With the 45 km/h scooters, longer distances can be covered more quickly. The faster shared scooters are therefore intended for longer journeys and to encourage this a starting fee of €1 applies. The shared scooters can also be parked in the participating municipalities outside Rotterdam. GO Sharing CEO Raymon Pouwels explains: "GO Sharing stands for a green planet with shared mobility from everyone, for everyone. That is why it is our mission to change behaviour from 'everyone has their own vehicle' to 'use it when you need it'. By enabling people to travel between regions using sustainable shared transport, we are taking the next step in our mission and making it more interesting for people to leave their own polluting transport behind, even for longer distances."
In April, GO Sharing announced that it had received an investment of €50 million and would be adding electric cars and e-bikes to its offer of shared transport. E-bikes are a healthy alternative within the city and with electric shared cars the company will connect cities. The new 45 km/h shared scooters fit into this strategy: the various forms of sustainable shared transport together provide the entire journey from door to door.
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