Poppy launches 1 500 shared e-scooters in Brussels

Poppy, the 100% Belgian shared mobility provider from D’Ieteren, will launch more than 1 500 shared e-scooters in Brussels. It’s the only app in Brussels to offer shared cars, vans, and e-scooters.

In hardly four years, Poppy built up a fleet of 750 shared cars, and 2 000 shared e-scooters in cities like Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, and Mechelen. The company also serves the airports of Zaventem, Antwerp, and Charleroi.

24/7

Poppy guarantees the freedom to travel sustainably 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Until recently, shared Poppy e-scooters were only available in Antwerp; now, Brussels inhabitants and visitors can use them too.

Since its launch, Poppy emphasizes multimodality and, therefore, offers completely different types of transport to combine through one app. Poppy already has 5 000 users in Antwerp.

Change of mentality

Poppy has the ambition to offer sustainable alternatives to private passenger cars. Private cars are standing still for 96% of the time. Meanwhile, they occupy a lot of (parking) space – one-third of urban space is occupied by private cars.

A shared car, on the other hand, can free seven parking places. And fewer parked cars also lead to fewer cars on the roads. Poppy sincerely hopes to contribute to this change of mentality.

Shared e-scooters

Several recent studies have indicated that more and more youngsters (18-25 years old) opt for soft mobility solutions. Shared e-scooters are the most popular means of transport in this category. E-scooter users have to be 16 years old and are not allowed to ride on the pavement.

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