Micromobility firm Superpedestrian has been named one of the top 10 most innovative companies in transportation for 2022 by Fast Company.
Ranked sixth on Fast Company’s new list, the accolade comes 18 months after Superpedestrian launched its services in Europe and two years since it first deployed a shared e-scooter fleet in the US.
Superpedestrian’s LINK e-scooters are now available in almost 60 cities across 10 countries, while the technology firm will roll out its Pedestrian Defense safety system in 25 cities throughout 2022.
Earlier this year the firm also secured $125 million in debt and equity capital, with backers including Jefferies, Antara Capital, the Sony Innovation Fund by IGV, and FM Capital.
The top five on the list was made up by EV battery manufacturer Byd, EV brand Polestar, sustainable fuel buyer JetBlue, self-driving truck technology firm Plus, and student transportation solution HopSkipDrive.
Meanwhile, Superpedestrian was the only micromobility operator named in the top 10.
“Robust mechanical design, advanced self-diagnostic and self-protection technologies, and groundbreaking pedestrian protection features make our proprietary shared e-scooter ideally suited to towns and cities everywhere, and we’re delighted to see our thoughtful approach recognised by Fast Company,” said Haya Verwoord Douidri, Superpedestrian Vice President (Global Market expansion, policy and strategy).
“The exceptional growth we have earned over the past two years is proof that cities, riders and pedestrians – and Fast Company – value our low-carbon, high-tech transport solutions, our 100 per cent city compliance record, and our culture of seeking continuous improvement everywhere we go.”