Belgian Troty associates with taxi companies
The Belgian company of shared electric scooters, Troty, is launching a new strategy and has started a cooperation with several taxi companies in the cities where the scooters are rented. The taxis will pick up the free-floating scooters in the evening and collect them for charging, and they will bring them back to the city in the morning.
“Our teams have developed an algorithm to limit the fuel consumption of the taxis and to avoid extra rides”, explains co-founder of Troty, Jean-Paul de Ville.
With this way of working an international breakthrough will be easier, as there’s no longer a need to have a dedicated team on the streets every night. The Belgian entrepreneur is inviting taxi companies to subscribe on his website. Madrid and Barcelona are going to start with a similar service, others are to follow, like Warsaw, Italy, Mexico, Colombia and Buenos Aires.
From one city to another
“I receive about two demands a day”, says de Ville. “Unlike other shared mobility services, we developed everything from scratch: client services, IT, hardware and software.” With the existing IT and his partnerships, he’s thinking about another service: the possibility to bring the shared scooters from one city to another.