Shared step scooter: operator carnage in Brussels
Other reasons could be a lack of knowledge of the Brussels market and increasing vandalism. The latter adds to the high maintenance cost operators already face. Overall, it is a very complicated business.
“Managing a fleet of shared electric step scooters is a complex logistical job. It demands a high presence in the field, a fine analysis, understanding the challenges of maintenance, and installing recycling branches,” says Lime Benelux General Manager Benjamin Barnathan.
“These are heavy investments. You need a particular vision and credibility in the sector to persist in the long run. The main challenge is to assure the continuity of operations. When you offer a service, it has to be assured continuously to be reliable.”