BKK chooses Fluctuo to monitor car sharing 🚗

Plus, umob acquire Maas Global, Marti announces wild financials, and Bolt & TIER banned from...

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 🇭🇺 BKK chooses Fluctuo to monitor car sharing

Fluctuo has been chosen by the transport authority of Budapest (BKK), to provide a mobility management dashboard to monitor the activity of shared moped and car services in the city to better understand:

  • The demand for car sharing on an hourly, daily, weekly and monthly basis

  • Where shared cars are being used the most, and visualize hotspots

  • What impact car sharing has on the reduction of private car use within the city

🤝 Bought on a Whim? umob acquires MaaS Global

umob pulled Maas Global out of bankruptcy last week, acquiring the company’s software and patents, including its most notable asset, Whim. Born in 2015, Whim is considered the first commercial MaaS service, and operates in Finland, Austria, Belgium, Japan, and Switzerland.

Despite having raised $75m and grown to 1 million users, MaaS Global’s demise could be linked to a subscription-based payment model. With umob’s pay-per-ride approach and MaaS Global’s existing operator integrations, the acquisition looks like an intelligent move.

“I really do believe that MaaS is at the forefront of mobility’s future” - we interviewed Raymon Pouwels, umob’s CCO and Co-Founder back in February; check out the article for insights into the company’s goals before their acquisition.


Lime | 🚲 (400)
Upcoming expansion in Zurich (CH)

MOBY | 🚲
Launch in Strasbourg (FR)

nextbike | 🚲 (50)
Expansion in Leipzig (DE)

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🛵 Mopeds to stabilise after some major acquisitions

-27% fleet size and -28% ridership for mopeds this year; what happened?

🛵 Acquisitions of Cityscoot, GO Sharing and felyx as the number of operators per country dwindles

📈 Trips per Vehicle per Day is still healthy, however; this shows that the business is still viable, with companies like Cooltra leading the way

👀 With this consistent TVD, it's likely that the market will remain stable during 2024


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Budapest (HU) | Preliminary market consultation opened for public procurement of Bubi, the city’s bike share service. Link in the Tender Section.

Grand Poitiers (FR) | pony celebrates half a million rides in the area.

Ljubljana (SI) | BicikeLJ more popular than ever after 13 years of operations, leading the way for other Slovenian bike share schemes.

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Beryl and Voi offer users free rides for two weeks to celebrate Earth Day.

Cycling Industries Europe announces upcoming webinar on expanding bike sharing scheme from urban to rural areas.

Getmancar users in Ukraine made 39.59% more trips in 2023 than in 2022.

Marti announces $20 million of revenue in 2023, amongst other financial highlights.

micromobility reports a a 37% decrease in total revenue between 2023 and 2022.

Cooltra reaps the benefits of its 2023 expansion, reporting a 35% increase in profitability.

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