Business

The dark side of the Uber/Lime deal

The Uber/Lime deal is THE major shared micromobility related news that appeared during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the US$170M investment in Lime, Uber also transferred its money-losing micromobility branch Jump to its former competitor. The transfer has massive impacts on the whole Jump structure, would it be for the HR or assets management. Impacts that […]

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Business

The dark side of the Uber/Lime deal

The Uber/Lime deal is THE major shared micromobility related news that appeared during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the US$170M investment in Lime, Uber also transferred its money-losing micromobility branch Jump to its former competitor. The transfer has massive impacts on the whole Jump structure, would it be for the HR or assets management. Impacts that […]

General

Shared Micromobility, Rebooted

I am glad to collaborate with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyse and explain mobility phenomenons. Episode #4: how to build resilient services in a post-pandemic world. Like most every other sector of the economy, shared micromobility must reinvent itself somewhat to adapt to the coming challenges resulting from COVID-19. Operators, software developers, vehicle manufacturers, […]

Technology

Vehicles hibernation and batteries

The question was raised by a statement of Bertrand Fleurose, CEO of the French e-moped operator City Scoot, one of the few shared micromobility services still available in Paris after the COVID19 related lockdown : We cannot stop our service in Paris, Milan or Rome. If we do so, all our batteries will be damaged […]

General

Time to spend? Here are some shared micromobility resources *collaborative article*

Updated April 17th For (some) of us, locked down in any country around the globe because of the COVID-19 pandemic, short-time working or simply home-office means that we have a little more free time (if you don’t have children, sorry). For shared mobility and micromobility nerds, it is an opportunity to get, analyse and store […]

General

Operating during the COVID-19 lockdown: Dott in France

A few shared micromobility operators chose to maintain a limited-service during the COVID-19 crisis: when public transport in major cities is not the safest mean of transportation, other shared transport options are an absolute necessity to allow healthcare/grocery store/delivery… workers to maintain vital services. Dott is still operating its e-scooter fleets in all the cities […]

Business, General

COVID-19: how shared micromobility operators are reacting?

When around 2.6 billion people are required to #StayAtHome around the globe to slow down the COVID-19 propagation, mobility turns into non-mobility. In front of this unprecedented pandemic, shared micromobility operators have to adapt to local regulation and needs, in order to provide the safest and most useful service… or simply to survive the financial […]

Business

Shared mobility services: “Battle Royale” in Barcelona

I am glad to collaborate with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyse and explain mobility phenomenons highlighted by their products. Episode #3: the situation of shared micromobility services in Barcelona. The dense, touristic and sunny capital of Catalonia has a huge potential for shared mobility. In 2007, it launched Bicing, one of the most successful […]

Technology

Jump: the next battery-swap technology?

I already wrote about the importance of battery management in the past and made it a key point for the development of shared micromobility services in 2020. Today, Jump is going a step further to explore the possibilities: during the Cosmo Safety Tour in Paris, it unveiled its latest e-scooter model with the same swappable […]

Business

The rise, fall and resurrection of Mobike in Europe

I am glad to collaborate with fluctuo for a set of articles to analyse and explain mobility phenomenons highlighted by their products. Episode #2: Mobike story in Europe. Mobike and ofo, the Chinese dockless bike-sharing pioneers, became a global phenomenon in 2017 when tens of thousands of red & yellow bikes were deployed in the streets of […]

Business

E-scooter sharing in the UK: operators are warming up

The development of shared e-scooter services has grown exponentially since the launch of the first-of-its-kind in Santa Monica back in November 2017. In Europe, a few countries representing major markets for operators remain untouched due to local laws forbidding to ride e-scooters on public land. If Ireland or the Netherlands could host important projects, the […]

General, Technology

Micromobility, the forum for mobility data privacy

The introduction of the MDS by the LA DOT in april 2019 started a war between the Army of Mobility Defenders and the Army for Data Privacy. Why is it all about? First… … what is MDS? Let’s start with a short explanation of what MDS is. From the GitHub page: The Mobility Data Specification […]

Business

Bird’s business model switch

The last couple of weeks have been crucial for the Santa Monica based company Bird, one of the leaders of the booming e-scooter sharing industry. For months specialists are pointing at the loss-making business model Bird and its competitors have adopted. And Bird is the first to learn from it, totally mutating its own model. […]

Business, Projects

Analysis of Paris’ e-scooter RFP

Since the emergence of shared mobility services, Paris has been one of the major open labs in Europe for shared micromobility services. The major Asian dockless bike-share operators launched massive fleets in late 2017– Gobee, oBike and ofo left, only Mobike remains in the French capital – before the waves of shared e-scooters hit the […]

Business

The dark side of the Uber/Lime deal

The Uber/Lime deal is THE major shared micromobility related news that appeared during the COVID-19 crisis. Under the US$170M investment in Lime, Uber also transferred its money-losing micromobility branch Jump to its former competitor. The transfer has massive impacts on the whole Jump structure, would it be for the HR or assets management. Impacts that […]

Alexandre Gauquelin, Shared Micromobility consultant

Thanks to a strong experience and technical knowledge in different shared-mobility fields, I am able to make your shared micromobility related projects successful. Trust me for project management, technical expertise, writing…