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Last month Uber announced that they would be rolling out e-mopeds in Paris during the month of November, 2019. Through a partnership with French start-up, Cityscoot, users will be able to book and pay for their e-moped directly through the Uber app.
This will be the first time that Uber is offering e-mopeds on their platform and according to their press release they view this as “another step towards our goal to become a one-stop shop for all transportation needs”. With this new transportation addition in Paris, residents and visitors will have access to more shared mobility options than anywhere else in the world. Currently, those in Paris have access to shared cars, bikes, scooters, and public transit.
Cityscoot, is rooted in the belief that mobility should be shared in order to relieve congestion and reduce the impact of transportation on the environment. With their new partnership with Uber, many more travelers will have direct access to their alternative form of transportation.
The Cityscoot e-moped option will be featured on Uber’s home screen, alongside their other product offerings. Riders in Paris will be able to locate and book one of 4,000 available e-mopeds. Current pricing for a Cityscoot e-moped is $0.29 a minute.
E-Mopeds are recommended for mid-distance trips, generally around 4KM. For shorter trips Uber recommends using their JUMP scooter or bike and for longer trips their traditional car service.