Ford-owned micro-mobility group Spin has launched in three German cities: Cologne, Dortmund and Essen.
San Francisco-based Spin believes that e-scooters, bicycles and e-bikes are ideal transportation forms in the coming summer months, especially for short-distance travel. Based on a recent survey conducted by Spin and YouGov, nearly 50 percent of people indicated that they are already using or planning to use a solo transportation option for commuting to and from work and for taking trips within their immediate vicinity.
In response to Covid-19, Spin has introduced extensive safety and health measures for its employees to follow during operations such as increasing the frequency of disinfecting its scooters.
Derrick Ko, CEO and Co-Founder of Spin, says: “People still need an affordable way to get around while maintaining appropriate physical distance. Since the emergence of Covid-19, we have facilitated more than 10,000 rides for healthcare professionals, continued to work closely with cities to fill in transportation gaps, and provide our riders with a dependable solo transportation option for their essential trips. As lockdown restrictions are lifting worldwide, we are resuming operations in more of our markets and ready to launch our product and service in Germany.”
Felix Petersen, Head of Spin Europe, adds: “Cities must react to the growing demand from their citizens for more individual transportation options and we applaud the work that cities across Europe – Berlin, Paris, London, Milan and Brussels – are doing to rethink the use of streets as shared open spaces to give people adequate space to move.”
Spin was founded in 2017. It’s the exclusive operator in dozens of cities and universities and holds permits to service 60 cities and campuses nationwide.