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Dott, a leading European micro-mobility company, is making it easier for more people to discover its shared vehicles. When planning a journey, users of Google Maps will now find Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes as a travel option, along with estimates for cost and travel time.
The feature is now available in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain and the UK.
Dott’s e-scooters can be discovered in all of the cities it operates in, and e-bikes are shown in Paris initially, followed by Rome, Milan and London as they are introduced in those cities as part of Dott’s growing fleet.
This is how it works. When searching a journey, Google Maps displays a Dott option, which features more details showing the closest available vehicle, walking distance and battery status.
Riders are then directed to the Dott app where they can make the journey and choose to pay per trip, or by using a pass to save money on more frequent travel.
The collaboration aims to highlight the benefits of shared micro-mobility to new and existing users, encouraging more people to switch to sustainable travel.
Henri Moissinac, Co-Founder and CEO, Dott, says: “Working with Google Maps will help us to show the benefits of shared micro-mobility to a larger audience. Users can now easily see that Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes provide efficient travel across a city, avoiding congestion and without causing pollution. By comparing journey time and price against other options at a glance we hope to encourage more people to switch to sustainable travel.”
Dott currently operates over 40,000 e-scooters in top cities in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, the UK and will launch a fleet of 10,000 e-bikes in Autumn 2021. Dott has won two of the biggest micromobility tenders in the world, in both Paris and in London.
The company has a staff of 350, with its main teams located in Amsterdam, London and Paris.