Poppy offers electric kick scooters in Antwerp
Poppy, the company that offers shared mobility solutions, has added electric kick scooters to its existing fleet of cars and scooters in the city of Antwerp.
Without driving license
A few dozen steps are already available for a limited number of users, but in the coming weeks the number will increase to 200. Poppy started in Antwerp in January 2018 and expanded to Brussels by taking over Zipcar. The sharing platform already has 40.000 users.
The fleet of cars and electric scooters now includes steps. “For the first time we can also offer a Poppy solution to people without a driving license “, says Nick Van Den Eynde, spokesman for Poppy.
Electric kick-scooters are an easy way to travel through the city. Riding a Poppy scooter costs 1 euro on departure and then 15 cents per minute. The first badge of scooters are available in the area within the Antwerp Ring after being registered on the website https://poppy.be/step.
“In order to launch the scooter sharing service smoothly in Antwerp and to offer the best experience to early-adopters, Poppy will gradually give interested customers access to the vehicles”, is the message.
Larger demand than supply
Poppy will be responsible for charging and servicing the vehicles. Earlier Bird and Troty also launched electric kick-scooters in Antwerp. “In a short time the scooter has become a familiar sight in Antwerp”, says Koen Kennis (N-VA), Alderman for Mobility.
“So far the demand has been larger than the supply. Therefore, it is good that Poppy responds quickly to this market demand”, Kennis concludes.