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Helbiz has expanded its fleet of electric vehicles following an agreement with moped operator MiMoto and will make them available in Italy initially and then across Europe and the US.
Micro-mobility services company Helbiz has announced it will begin operating electric mopeds in the Italian cities of Milan, Turin, Genoa, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino.
The move follows an agreement with MiMoto Smart Mobility, an electric scooter sharing service that currently operates in Milan, Turin and Genoa.
This agreement marks the first step that will lead to the acquisition of MiMoto, at which point, all of MiMoto’s mopeds will become fully integrated and branded as Helbiz vehicles.
The strategic acquisition will expand Helbiz’s innovative fleet of electric vehicles, which already includes electric scooters and electric bicycles and represents the company’s continued commitment to providing the most innovative transportation solutions on the market.
“This agreement with MiMoto is an important milestone for Helbiz as we strive to lead the charge in driving sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation around the world,” said Salvatore Palella, founder and CEO of Helbiz.
“Our riders will now be able to access our enhanced fleet of innovative vehicles, which accommodates a wide range of travel options from short trips to long distances. We’ll begin offering mopeds in Italy with plans to expand into every market we operate in.”
“The signed agreement signifies the first step of this acquisition, which will allow customers within the growing Helbiz ecosystem to ensure safe and sustainable rides all from one app”
Through this acquisition, Helbiz’s fleet in Italy will include 7,000 e-scooters, 3,000 e-bikes and 1,000 mopeds, serving over 1.2 million users with electric micro-mobility solutions.
“The signed agreement signifies the first step of this acquisition, which will allow customers within the growing Helbiz ecosystem to ensure safe and sustainable rides all from one app,” said the founders of MiMoto, Alessandro Vincenti, Gianluca Lorio and Vittorio Muratore.
“Our complementary offerings help accelerate the integration of green micro-mobility services within existing city infrastructure, and we’re excited to offer riders more travel alternatives across Italy.”
At launch, electric mopeds will be available in Milan, Turin, Genoa, Rapallo, Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino with plans for expansion into Rome, Florence, Bari, Pescara and Naples.
Helbiz also plans to offer mopeds in all the markets it operates in including in the USA and across Europe.
Launched in 2017 and headquartered in New York City, Helbiz operates e-scooters and e-bicycles in more than 20 cities around the world including Milan, Madrid, Belgrade and Miami.
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