Swiftmile Unveils World's First Charging and Parking Platform for Dockless Scooters
New platform acts like the gas station for electric scooters, allowing any operator to use universal charging stations addressing city congestion
Sep 26, 2018, 13:42 ET
MT. VIEW, Calif., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiftmile, a pioneer in light electric vehicle (LEV) charging systems, today unveiled the Oasis, the world's first solar-powered scooter charging platform that can easily scale to support thousands of vehicles from any dockless scooter operator. Launching soon in a major US city with a national scooter operator, the company's new solar-powered charging and parking system for dockless electric scooters aims to encourage more convenient, efficient and environmentally-friendly commuter behavior.
Shared electric scooters are popping up in major metropolitan areas all over the world as many find they are a great transportation option. As adoption increases, cities everywhere are now finding scooters scattered all over blocking sidewalks, driveways and public rights of way angering many in communities nationwide. Swiftmile's "Oasis" provides cities with an environmentally-friendly, universal and modular solution for organizing the scooter chaos. Plus, the company's new in-field charging platform can support thousands of scooters in need of a charge while fostering mass adoption of these non-carbon-emitting vehicles that's large enough to make a dent in commuter traffic.
"Shared electric scooters and bikes add great new transportation options for cities," said former Palo Alto Mayor, Pat Burt. "But they have created a big problem – they are being left everywhere as hazards and litter. A parking and charging system for these dockless vehicles is a solution cities are looking for."
Swiftmile's platform is designed to easily scale with little alteration. Swiftmile's proprietary charge-management back-end can integrate with any third-party scooter app, allowing riders and operators to seamlessly find charging and parking locations for scooters, while cities will find that installation is easy and inexpensive. The platform is offered with the following:
- Adaptors for each electric scooter that makes them Swiftmile compatible
- Autonomous smart charging that plays nice with the grid
- LED lighting for easy viewing of vehicle availability
- Solar and battery storage so there's always power even when there's no sun
- An integrated lock and charging system
- Ready built APIs for back-end mobile app integration
- Lifetime service, maintenance and upgrades
"Swiftmile's vision is to be what the first gas stations were to the auto industry, but for the fast growing micro-mobility revolution," said Colin Roche, CEO Swiftmile. "We like to think of ourselves as the peacemakers between the public, cities and scooter operators. We developed the first in-field eScooter charging system that allows scooters to be parked and charged in convenient locations, then show back up on any scooter operator's app ready to 'roll' again."
Swiftmile, the leading provider of scalable turnkey eBike and eScooter transit systems, provides alternative transportation solutions for short city distances, reducing harmful carbon emissions. The company solves the pollution pain point caused by single-rider commuter vehicles on the road through scalable charging systems for riders of eBikes and eScooters. Swiftmile's turnkey systems can scale to support any number of fleet sizes, efficiently reducing parking, traffic, and solving transportation challenges the world over. For more information, visit swiftmile.com.
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