🪂 AMBici completes rollout in Barcelona

Plus, micromobility.com veers further off course, Bolt looks overseas and Inurba gives insight into...

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🪂 AMBici completes rollout in Barcelona

Over a year since its first vehicles hit the ground, AMBici’s launch in L’Hospitalet completes the service’s final phase of deployment in the Barcelona metropolitan area. Now with 200 stations and 2,300 bikes, the service (run by nextbike) is operational in 15 of the city’s 36 municipalities.

The service’s deployment was delayed last year due to electric grid connection issues, which rendered some of the electric fleet’s stations inoperable. Now that the issue is fixed, the service looks to continue to grow its offering in its existing municipalities.

 📉 micromobility.com veers further off course

In a recent SEC Filing, micromobility.com (formerly Helbiz) shared their financial statements for Q1-2024.

The report detailed a decrease in total trips and mobility revenue since Q1 2023 - from 580,000 trips to 68,000, and from $1.6m to $0.4m. The number of active users also dropped significantly, from 90,000 in 2023 to 29,000 in 2024. The changes are explained by the company’s strategy to reduce their operating cash by closing multiple locations in Italy and United States.

They remain operational in 7 Italian cities and 3 American cities.

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LAUNCHES AND EXPANSIONS 🚀

AMBici | 🚲 (352)
Launch in L’Hospitalet (ES)

Cambio | 🚗
Launch in Kraainem (BE)

Citiz | 🚗
Launch in Barr (FR)

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CITY UPDATES 🌐

Delmenhorst (DE) | Citizens fear the presence of rental scooters in the area, but the vehicles are traced back to Bremen’s Lime and Bolt schemes.

Freiburg (DE) | Frelo, the city’s bike sharing scheme, offers free rides on its fifth anniversary.

Kapellen (BE) | Autodealen chosen as city’s car sharing operator after Poppy’s exit.

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INDUSTRY NEWS 🗞️

Bolt, one of Europe’s leading scooter operators, looks to expand to the US. They also partnered with Flare Aware to improve rider safety.

Conneqtech partners with Belgium’s Blue-Bikes and AXA Bike Security.

Inurba’s Head of Business Development gives an insight into their operations in Tri-City, Poland.

Pons Mobility reports that car sharing in Spain grew 10% in 2023 with 3.75m trips.

Voi celebrates 20 million rides in Berlin and 8 million rides in Munich.

Magic Lane raises €3 million.

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