Electric mobility subscription company Dance is expanding into four more cities and introducing e-mopeds to its fleet from spring 2022.
Residents of Hamburg, Munich, Vienna and Paris will be able to make use of the company’s e-bikes.
Across all markets, the Berlin-based start-up is introducing a low-step version of its customer-designed bike. This is for those who prefer an e-bike they can easily hop on and off of in urban areas.
It is powered by the Dance app which provides insights such as distance, speed, time in ride and also estimates the amount of CO2 that would have otherwise been produced if the user had opted to travel by car.
The new Dance Moped is available to members living in its German markets – Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. It has been manufactured by NIU, a smart urban mobility solutions provider, and comes in the company’s signature colour.
The firm is also launching Dance for Business, enabling companies to offer an e-ride subscription as an employee benefit. Employers can cover monthly memberships partially or in full.
Dance is betting that Paris is a worthy city to invest in after the French capital announced that it is committing €250m to make the area “100% cyclable”. And even in the start-ups hometown of Berlin there are plans to create a car free zone bigger than Manhattan.
“Our goal at Dance has always been to spark a global movement towards creating safer, more livable cities by offering a flexible and convenient way to travel,” said Dance CEO and Co-Founder, Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss.
“Now is the right time: with increased cycling infrastructure, public discourse and political will across Europe to create more sustainable cities, we can help more people choose a more sustainable commute.”
Dance was founded by the former founders of SoundCloud and Jimdo.