SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scoot Networks, Inc., the leading provider of shared, light electric vehicle (LEV) services, today announced its international expansion with the unveiling of the Scoot Mobility Operating System (Scoot MOS), a platform for shared LEV services in densely populated cities. In partnering with the top manufacturers in the LEV space, including Renault-Nissan and Mahindra GenZe, Scoot will bring its proven model to new cities throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia to help new LEV services achieve - and exceed - Scoot's own success in the U.S.
"As consumers move towards cleaner, more efficient transportation options, demand is swelling for our fully-electric scooters, particularly in traffic-stressed cities," said Tom Valasek, Chief Marketing Officer at Mahindra GenZe. "That's the market opportunity that we're seizing with Scoot. Scoot MOS provides our fleet customers with a swift, seamless model to grow their business in the biggest metros around the world."
Launched in 2012 in one of the most competitive transit markets in the world, San Francisco, Scoot created the first shared LEV service, serving thousands of riders in San Francisco with over 800 vehicles. Scoot riders have logged more than 3 million kilometers on Scoot's clean, electric fleet, eliminating 783 metric tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Now, with the debut of Scoot MOS, Scoot is bringing this highly successful solution to urban traffic congestion to cities around the world in partnership with leading local partners. These companies benefit from Scoot's extensive operating experience and from the Scoot MOS platform, while also gaining access to world-class LEVs including: the Renault Twizy electric quadracycle, the Mahindra GenZe 2.0 electric scooter, the GOVECS T Series cargo scooter, and the emco electric scooter. Scoot and its partners will make shared LEVs a cornerstone of transportation in cities around the world.
"Today, city residents want the flexibility afforded by cars, but are foregoing personal ownership in favor of shared electric scooters, which have become our fastest growing market segment," said Raymon Pouwels, Commercial Advisor, Emco-Elektroroller. "In partnering with Scoot, we're able to meet this demand while bringing our customers what they require: efficient, cost-effective, clean transportation options."
Introducing Scoot MOS: The platform for shared light electric vehicles
Designed by and for mobility service providers, Scoot MOS offers a complete management platform for any LEV service, including e-scooters, e-bikes, and three- and four-wheelers. With proprietary, LEV-specific, in-vehicle electronics, an intuitive rider app, and comprehensive vehicle, customer, parking, and charging software, Scoot MOS is the complete package electric mobility services need to succeed in a complex business. To learn more, please visit https://scoot.co/partners
"Over the last five years, we've seen a surge in adoption of transportation innovations, from car sharing to ride sharing and bike sharing. But, a huge gap exists between bikes, buses and trains – which are too slow – and ride sharing and car ownership, which are too expensive and problematic in the city," said Michael Keating, Scoot Founder & CEO. "As demand grows for capital-light, immediate urban transit solutions, we're working with world-class partners to deploy the new transit future: fast, affordable, shared electric vehicles."
About Scoot Networks
Scoot Networks is the leading provider of shared, light electric vehicle (LEV) services, offering immediate urban transit solutions for global cities. Designed by and for mobility service providers, the Scoot Mobility Operating System (Scoot MOS) offers a complete management platform that can enable any LEV service, including e-scooters, e-bikes, and three- and four-wheelers. Scoot MOS supports a growing roster of world-class light electric vehicle (LEV) providers, including Renault-Nissan, Mahindra, Govecs, and Emco-Elektroroller. For more information, visit: https://scoot.co and follow us on Twitter @ScootNetworks.
GenZe has a simple motto: "Two Wheels. One Planet. Zero Emissions." We are committed to providing easily-accessible personal transportation through e-Bikes and e-Scooters loaded with smart, connected technology and powered by sustainable, zero-emissions electric energy.
GenZe manufactures and assembles in Ann Arbor, Michigan with corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit us at www.genze.com or follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/RideGenze.
Founded in 2011 as a subsidiary of emco group Lingen, emco electroroller GmbH is a leading, global electric scooter manufacturer. Operating across Germany, the Netherlands, Italy and Turkey, and with over 350 dealerships, emco offers a wide range of electric scooters, with six models suitable for everyday use and in private and corporate fleets including the Retro, Classic and Sport product lines. Committed to safety, emco develops technical safeguard measures and carries out stringent checks on its production in line with the highest standards in the industry. For more information, visit: http://www.emco-elektroroller.de/
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