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Dott refurbishes 10,000 e-scooters doubling lifespan

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Shared operator Dott has refurbished 10,000 of its e-scooters doubling their expected lifespan to seven years. 

This represents 25% of Dott’s e-scooter fleet and will cut carbon emissions by nearly 50% per kilometre. 

The scooters are completely dismantled, sorted into parts for either recycling, repairing or reusing and then fully renovated and painted. 

Maxim Romain, Co-Founder and COO of Dott, told Zag Daily: “This first 10,000 vehicles is only the start, and we are continuing this work through more vehicles at our facilities in Lyon and Warsaw.

“At dedicated facilities, we now have a team of 46 people working on this initiative, helping us progress our environmental and lifespan expansion goals with capacity to refurbish 20,000 vehicles every year.” 

Purchasing new vehicles is a significant source of Dott’s overall carbon footprint. By refurbishing them, Dott reaps the benefits in carbon and financial savings. 

Through this initiative, more than 40 Dott employees have developed new career skills. “By focusing on responsible operations we aim to keep generating a positive impact for our teams and the people living in the cities where we operate,” said Romain. 

In 2022, Dott sent 90% of all waste to be recycled, up from 80% in 2021. This accomplishment not only surpassed Dott’s 2025 target ahead of schedule but also prompted a more ambitious goal to recycle 95% of all waste in 2023.

Last week, Zag reported that Dott has given a second life to over 1,200 e-scooter batteries by powering an electric boat.

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