Superpedestrian has launched the first fleet of LINK shared e-scooters in France, the eighth country where it has rolled out its services.
The firm started its deployment in the country this week when it launched 100 e-scooters in Bordeaux, the maximum number according to the city permit.
Riders will have access to free unlocks until the end of October, with Superpedestrian also contributing towards further rides when users load money to their in-app wallet.
The standard per-minute ride fee is €0.20, with the fleet managed by 100 per cent electric vans.
Pedestrian Defence, the firm’s real-time technology aimed at prevented pavement-riding, is currently being road tested in North America and Europe, and will likely be launched in France next year.
“I’m delighted to bring Superpedestrian’s superior technology and service to the citizens of Bordeaux,” said Haya Verwoord Douidri, VP (strategy, policy and market expansion) at Superpedestrian.
“We opened our first shared fleet in Europe just 12 months ago. Bordeaux marks our sixth country in Europe and our 32nd city on the Continent. It’s been an incredible journey so far and I look forward to serving French cities with our safe, accessible and sustainable service.”
Superpedestrian is now serving more than 50 cities across eight countries.