German micromobility operator Dance is addressing the needs of families with children by giving them the option to rent a child seat to fit on their e-bike.
By popular demand from its community, and after a successful test phase, Dance is launching a partnership with Thule, a Swedish manufacturer of child seats and bike trailers.
Parents in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich can now rent the Stiftung Warentest winner Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi seat. The new feature will soon be launched in Dance’s other markets too.
Approved for children aged nine months to six years old, the seat can carry a load of up to 22kg.
It features a padded 5-point harness with child-proof safety belt buckle, shock-absorbing seat, adjustable footrests and foot loops, and integrated reflector.
“We are consistently incorporating our members’ wishes, just like the launch of our partnership with Thule that makes it possible to include child seats in our subscription offering,” Dance’s CEO and Co-Founder Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss told Zag Daily.
Dance offers e-bikes and mopeds on a monthly subscription basis. Once the vehicle is booked, the company delivers it directly to its customer’s door.
According to a recent e-bike survey of 2,400 general consumers by Wakefield Research, on average seven out of ten people in Germany, Austria, France and the Netherlands (71%), including many parents, want to switch to healthier and more sustainable ways of getting around, such as e-bikes.
“The end of August marks our first official launch anniversary when the first Dance e-bikes hit the streets of Berlin,” said Quidenus-Wahlforss. “Since then, the Dance movement has been unstoppable when it comes to member growth. Today, our e-mobility subscription service is live in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Vienna, and Paris and we are counting a community of thousands of members across Europe.”
Dance e-bikes are available on an annual subscription from €49 per month, and from €79 per month with a flexible cancellation period. The child seat costs €9.99 per month.