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These promising e-scooter start-ups are taking over the Netherlands

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by: Marike Boonstra
these promising e scooter start ups are taking over the netherlands

Did you already spot them down the streets of your hometown? Perhaps you’ve recognised them whizzing past you, or seen them parked on the sidewalks. We’re talking about the e-scooter: this concept is taking over the Netherlands in 2019 – and beyond. The electric scooter frenzy is sky-rocketing, the demand for alternate energy is growing as days pass by.

E-scooter: the perfect sustainable city transport

The growing popularity of e-scooters is due to the compact body, with the small motor attached with the battery pack. Over time, without any doubt, these electric scooters have evolved into a significantly inexpensive, secure and dependable way of transportation for an tremendous amount of people. We are not the only ones to see this, the investment in micro-mobility start-ups went beyond one billion euros in 2018, according to research from DealRoom. Notably, the electric scooter craze began with Santa Monica-based Bird, which raised its Series-A in October 2017. The report also stated that consumers spend over 1,1 trillion dollar a year on transportation. But what about the Netherlands? These promising e-scooter start-ups are ready to take on Europe. Get ready to hit the road, e-scooter style!

Felyx: solving current urban mobility issues 

Felyx, based in the bicycle capital of the world (Amsterdam), offers shared e-scooters to solve current urban mobility issues. With over 400 e-scooters that you can locate and activate through an app, Felyx is well on their way to boost the Dutch sharing economy while being sustainable.

Sharing is caring: Dott

Dott is on a mission to improve European city life. The dockless e-scooters (and bikes) can be shared and are a convenient for short-distance travel. Sharing is caring! Dott, based in Amsterdam, has a most experienced team in mobility and tech in Europe. The start-up raised an initial investment of €20 million, co-led by EQT Ventures and Naspers.

Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels; Etergo 

Etergo is an automotive company that develops AppScooter, an electric smart vehicle, also known as the ‘Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels’. With Etergo’s e-scooter, you can stream music and take calls without even pulling out the smartphone. With a 7-inch LED touchscreen and the handlebar controls, you’re fully equipped to handle your digital activities. It is the world’s first scooter to run Android apps. The ultimate purpose of this e-scooter is to minimize distractions while travelling.

Swheels2Go, an e-scooter sharing platform

SwheelS2Go is introducing sustainable, accessible, affordable, and reliable solutions for urban area's. With their e-scooter sharing platform SwheelS2Go, this start-up is effectively contributing to the environment. Book your e-scooter through the SwheelS2Go app and use the scan code to start your journey. Simple2Go, Sustainable2Go: SwheelS2Go

Trikelet: ride and fold!

Trikelet offers an e-scooter that is intuitive to ride and fold. It fits under the seat of the train, for instance, and in most of the luggage compartments – it looks like a fancy suitcase, that you can roll along to all your destinations. This e-scooter has no local emission and noise, furthermore, the materials used to build this scooter can be recycled as well.

Bird: from California to the Netherlands

E-scooter start-up Bird is headquartered in California, but plans to expand across the Netherlands. Founded by former Uber and Lyft executive, Travis VanderZanden, this start-up aims to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions. Moreover, it provides a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone.

Reduce your carbon footprint. Technology from VOI 

VOI Technology is bringing shared electric scooters to the streets of Europe. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, just jump on a VOI scooter and ride to your destination – all free from emissions. Right now you can find the e-scooter in cities like Stockholm, Paris and Lisboa, but the Netherlands are next.

E-bike GiGI, easy-to-fold and handle

This Dutch start-up developed an alternative to the folding bike: an easy-to-handle, lightweight, practical, smart and contemporary Li-ion battery powered folding scooter. You can easily take the GiGi e-bike on the train and it’s simple to fold for indoor storage.

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These promising e-scooter start-ups are taking over the Netherlands

Did you already spot them down the streets of your hometown? Perhaps you’ve recognised them whizzing past you, or seen them parked on the sidewalks. We’re talking about the e-scooter: this concept is taking over the Netherlands in 2019 – and beyond. The electric scooter frenzy is sky-rocketing, the demand for alternate energy is growing as days pass by. E-scooter: the perfect sustainable city transport The growing popularity of e-scooters is due to the compact body, with the small motor attached with the battery pack. Over time, without any doubt, these electric scooters have evolved into a significantly inexpensive, secure and dependable way of transportation for an tremendous amount of people. We are not the only ones to see this, the investment in micro-mobility start-ups went beyond one billion euros in 2018, according to research from DealRoom. Notably, the electric scooter craze began with Santa Monica-based Bird, which raised its Series-A in October 2017. The report also stated that consumers spend over 1,1 trillion dollar a year on transportation. But what about the Netherlands? These promising e-scooter start-ups are ready to take on Europe. Get ready to hit the road, e-scooter style! Felyx: solving current urban mobility issues  Felyx, based in the bicycle capital of the world (Amsterdam), offers shared e-scooters to solve current urban mobility issues. With over 400 e-scooters that you can locate and activate through an app, Felyx is well on their way to boost the Dutch sharing economy while being sustainable. Sharing is caring: Dott Dott is on a mission to improve European city life. The dockless e-scooters (and bikes) can be shared and are a convenient for short-distance travel. Sharing is caring! Dott, based in Amsterdam, has a most experienced team in mobility and tech in Europe. The start-up raised an initial investment of €20 million, co-led by EQT Ventures and Naspers. Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels; Etergo  Etergo is an automotive company that develops AppScooter, an electric smart vehicle, also known as the ‘Dutch Tesla on Two Wheels’. With Etergo’s e-scooter, you can stream music and take calls without even pulling out the smartphone. With a 7-inch LED touchscreen and the handlebar controls, you’re fully equipped to handle your digital activities. It is the world’s first scooter to run Android apps. The ultimate purpose of this e-scooter is to minimize distractions while travelling. Swheels2Go, an  e-scooter sharing platform SwheelS2Go is introducing sustainable, accessible, affordable, and reliable solutions for urban area's. With their e-scooter sharing platform SwheelS2Go, this start-up is effectively contributing to the environment. Book your e-scooter through the SwheelS2Go app and use the scan code to start your journey. Simple2Go, Sustainable2Go: SwheelS2Go Trikelet: ride and fold! Trikelet offers an e-scooter that is intuitive to ride and fold. It fits under the seat of the train, for instance, and in most of the luggage compartments – it looks like a fancy suitcase, that you can roll along to all your destinations. This e-scooter has no local emission and noise, furthermore, the materials used to build this scooter can be recycled as well. Bird: from California to the Netherlands E-scooter start-up Bird is headquartered in California, but plans to expand across the Netherlands. Founded by former Uber and Lyft executive, Travis VanderZanden, this start-up aims to make cities more livable by reducing car usage, traffic, and carbon emissions. Moreover, it provides a fleet of electric, shared scooters that can be accessed via smartphone. Reduce your carbon footprint. Technology from VOI  VOI Technology is bringing shared electric scooters to the streets of Europe. If you want to reduce your carbon footprint, just jump on a VOI scooter and ride to your destination – all free from emissions. Right now you can find the e-scooter in cities like Stockholm, Paris and Lisboa, but the Netherlands are next. E-bike GiGI, easy-to-fold and handle This Dutch start-up developed an alternative to the folding bike : an easy-to-handle, lightweight, practical, smart and contemporary Li-ion battery powered folding scooter. You can easily take the GiGi e-bike on the train and it’s simple to fold for indoor storage. https://www.whatsorb.com/category/transportation