Stockholm is implementing a new city e-bike sharing service

City of Stockholm has signed an agreement to implement a new city e-bike sharing service. The e-bikes are linked to an integrated management system that claims to help reduce urban clutter by enabling virtual stations where vehicles can be parked after rental.

The new service will be operated by Spanish micro-mobility company CityBike Global, part of the Moventia Group, operating in Europe and Latin America with more than 30,000 vehicles.

For Stockholm, which is expected to be one of the largest public e-bike sharing service in Europe and among the largest in the world, CityBike Global has chosen Vaimoo as a strategic partner for the provision of smart electric bikes.

Already active in green mobility capitals such as Copenhagen, Rotterdam and the UK, Vaimoo will supply more than 5,100 smart e-bikes, entirely developed and produced in Italy and connected to CityBike’s technology platform.

“We are proud of being selected as partner by the City of Stockholm to run this strategic service which will provide an alternative active mobility to the citizens of Stockholm,” said Jordi Cabanas, CEO of CityBike.

According to the companies, the introduction of the new e-bike sharing service in the Swedish capital will provide the city with thousands of new vehicles, which are both efficient and sustainable due to the recycled aluminium frame and the fast swappable battery with large capacity.

Available all year round, 24 hours a day, in station-based mode, the e-bikes will be connected to a flexible management system that can be integrated with existing systems and will reduce urban clutter by enabling virtual stations where vehicles can be parked after rental.

“This agreement brings Vaimoo e-bikes into another world capital of cycling,” added Matteo Pertosa, CEO and founder of Vaimoo.

 

Source and photo: smartcitiesworld