Micromobility operator Voi has agreed to a two-year extension to its shared e-scooter tender in the French city of Marseille.
Voi began supplying shared e-scooters in Marseille back in 2019 following the initial tender process, the first such process used by a European city and an approach that has since been adopted in the UK.
The firm will operate a fleet of 1,500 e-scooters in the city, while the local authority has agreed to introduce 900 new dedicated parking areas.
Voi manages shared e-scooters and e-bikes in more than 70 cities around the world and hopes to build on this latest agreement when it bids for the Paris tender next year.
TIER, Lime and Dott currently operate the Paris shared e-scooter scheme after winning the tender in 2020.
“Since the beginning of our operations in Marseille almost two years ago, we have placed collaboration with cities at the centre of our DNA and the choice of the Marseille City Hall confirms us in this direction,” said Charlotte Serres, General Manager at Voi for France, Spain and Belgium.
“We are convinced that a collaborative and transparent approach with municipalities, public transport services and, more broadly, multimodality operators will allow a profound and lasting change in the way people move around the city.
“We are very happy to be able to continue working in this direction alongside the Marseille City Council for the next two years.”