E-scooter charging station operator Swiftmile has announced a partnership with the Miami Parking Authority to install a network of mobility hubs across the city.
The news follows the installation of three similar hubs in the outskirts of Berlin last month, a move that came in partnership with e-scooter operator Lime.
Swiftmile will deploy 25 solar-powered hubs in Miami this month, its largest partnership to date, as part of a city-wide effort to increase access to sustainable electric transportation.
The hubs are able to power shared e-scooters from any operator and include space for storage. Private e-scooters and e-bikes can also be charged at the hubs.
Swiftmile aims to install more than 100 hubs in Miami by the end of next year, which would offer the capacity to charge 3,200 e-scooters and e-bikes per day.
Miami relaunched its shared e-scooter programme in February of this year, with the city placing an increased focus on safety and parking.
Swiftmile CEO Colin Roche said the move would help make Miami “more sustainable”.
“Whether you’re a scooter rider or scooter skeptic, Swiftmile Hubs are a win for everyone in the City of Miami,” he said.
“This is a city of ingenuity, and we’re excited to join fellow innovators in making Miami more sustainable, tech-forward and ultimately clutter-free.”
On the work of Swiftmile in Berlin, the firm’s EMEA managing director Magnus Johansson added: “A true car-free Berlin is only possible when alternative transportation modes are expanded beyond the city center—and when those modes have the infrastructure to support charging and parking needs.
“Swiftmile is proud to work with Lime in its efforts to bring sustainable transport to the Pankow district, starting with frontline workers and students.”