Spin, Ford’s micromobility subsidiary, and Moovit, the Intel owned urban mobility app have announced a partnership in three European countries. This partnership enables Moovit users to find Spin e-scooters in the free Moovit app for “more sustainable and fun” mobility alternatives to cars to get around efficiently. It is already available in 23 cities in the UK, Spain and Germany. The agreement is similar to a collaboration between Moovit and Lime, announced in July.
Under the latest deal, Moovit users can use Spin e-scooters for the first and last mile leg of their journeys offering a covid-safe alternative to private cars. Spin’s recent rider survey showed that 82% 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, reducing the number of cars and decreasing carbon emissions.
The tie-up enables Moovit users to find 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.
Commenting on the partnership, Steve Pyer, Spin Country Manager for UK & Ireland said, “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. By showing availability in the Moovit app it makes it easier for new users to discover public hire e-scooters and for existing users to become truly multi-modal travellers.”
Yovav Meydad, Moovit’s Chief Growth and Marketing Officer added, “Whether using Spin e-scooters for short trips or combining them with public transport, this partnership furthers our mission of making it easier to rely less on private cars and moving more freely through some of the most congested cities.”