E-scooter provider Dott plans to launch e-bikes in Brussels
Dott is one of the key players of shared electric scooters in Brussels. The organization also wants to expand its activities to Antwerp and will offer shared e-bikes by the summer. With the recently launched Dott, the Belgian capital already has six shared scooter platforms.
2 million kilometers
Dott has been active in Brussels for one year and currently offers 2.000 electric scooters in Brussels and the 12 peripheral municipalities. The organization counted 100.000 unique users who have already made 700.000 rides and 2 million kilometers. The average distance per ride is 3 kilometers. The company recently became profitable and wants to grow in the near future by offering e-bikes and perhaps expanding into Antwerp.
To celebrate this anniversary, the company opened the doors of its warehouse, located near Tour & Taxis, where the scooters are recharged, repaired, and recycled. The start-up is banking on transparency and responsibility to restore the image of a sector that has been decried in recent years. “Here, we have nothing to hide,” says CEO Henri Moissinac, who wants to distinguish himself from his competitors. Today, 20 people are employed by Dott.
The e-scooters are made in China, cost 500 euros, and pay off in less than four months. However, the company uses green electricity and aims to electrify all the other vehicles necessary for its operation. By the summer, Dott also wants to offer shared e-bikes and those bikes would possibly come from a European manufacturer.
In the workshop, the scooters are charged, technically checked, and repaired if necessary. Around a hundred vehicles are involved every day, with the main degradation being the ‘tagging’ of the QR codes, allowing the scooters to be unlocked. The company has a monthly loss rate for the equipment of only 2%. “This shows that our basic product is of high quality,” says Henri Moissinac, who is pleased to see the first-generation scooters are still in service.