The Cooltra company launches a new alternative for sustainable mobility in the city of Barcelona. This is nothing but a system similar to Bicing, but with the difference that the means of transport will be a fleet of 250 electric scooters 100%.
The so-called “motosharing” will be operational from March. Prior to implementation, there has been a pilot with 25 electric motorcycles and 250 selected users. Test data that served the company in its implementation study as the most common trip made by a user is an average of 15 minutes removed.
For now, the renting of the scooters will cost it will be for minutes of use. Since the company consider the best option because it allows the combination with other transportation like public. Availability, location and state of charge of each vehicle can be seen through a Smartphone App.
Unlike bicing, the scooters do not have a specific location, so the user will have the freedom to leave the electric scooter where you see fit. From a control center the need to move the scooters to make them more accessible to users and make the change of battery is evaluated. It is noteworthy that electric scooters Cooltra can replace batteries easily, saving you from having a certain dependence of charging points in the streets.
The company hopes this new business, with an initial investment of 1.5 million euros is estimated that by 2019 would reach about 20 million. Since the company hope to replicate the same model in other European cities, and although for now the initiative is private, from Cooltra have reported that contact with the city of Barcelona
Cooltra launches motosharing in Barcelona with electric motorcycles