TIER Mobility has announced that it has piloted wheelchair-accessible e-scooters in France ahead of a possible wider rollout which aims to provide greater freedom and autonomy to those with reduced mobility.  

Omni, a French start-up who has created a solution that allows a wheelchair to attach to an e-scooter. This partnership between the two companies has seen a rental programme for wheelchair accessable electric e-scooters in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, helping to provide the 1.4 million wheelchair users in Paris with improved access to sustainable urban mobility.  

Georgia Yexley, TIER General Manager for UK & Ireland, said: “Considering accessibility for any mobility service is critical – and micro-mobility is no exception. Whilst accessibility must be considered at all stages, it is just as important to create a service which can be iteratively improved and become more accessible over time. Our work with Omni shows how we as an industry can react to ongoing challenges and make micro-mobility usable by all.” 

TIER has shown exclusive data showing that one in 10 of its riders identify as having a disability. TIER is hoping to extend the partnership to market outside of France in locations such as London, while also developing new partnerships with other major cities.