Irish-owned Zeus Scooters, the three-wheeled electric scooter sharing company, has rolled out its dockless, public sharing scooters in Germany. So far, the cities of Heidelberg, Ulm and Neu Ulm have had the scooters available for public hire while the city of Regensburg in Bavaria is the latest city to add the scooters to their public transport infrastructure.
Founded by CEO Damian Young (above), Zeus first launched in the southern city of Heidelberg in June and has gone on to sign agreements with authorities in 11 more German cities. As the scooters have three wheels, they offer a smoother, safer and more stable ride, appealing to all age groups. They are powered by a swappable battery and can travel at up to 20 kmph.
Hiring a scooter is simple and inexpensive. The user downloads the free Zeus scooter app which identifies where the nearest vehicle is located through its geofencing capability. Each scooter has a QR code which is scanned by the rider for unlocking. The user then stands on the scooter to move off. Usage is charged at between 15 and 20 cent a minute.
E-scooters are now available in over 400 cities globally.