Micromobility provider Dott said it has seen a rapid increase in the number of new e-bike and e-scooter riders so far this year.
The Dutch shared transport operator said that the driver behind the surge has been new riders, with an 85% increase in first-time users in the first quarter of 2022.
Dott said there has been a 47% increase in rides per week from January to March, while Easter was the busiest week of the year so far, with a 50% increase in rides than the previous week.
The average trip distance has also increased by 10% during the three months, up to 2.1km at the end of March.
Dott said improving weather across Europe contributed to the rise in trips.
Henri Moissinac, co-founder and CEO of Dott, said: “Travel habits are evolving, as people across European cities become less reliant on cars and increasingly realise the value of shared e-scooters and e-bikes as a reliable and efficient form of travel. With significant numbers trying our service for the first time, we hope more people will be convinced to switch to our vehicles which can free them from the delays and stress of congestion whilst making cities cleaner.”
Peak hours for Dott are between 7am and 9am, and from 5pm to 7pm, with the average price per trip now at €2.00.
The Amsterdam-based firm has recently launched in Ghent, Stockholm, Madrid and in Marseille, and already operates in two of the biggest micromobility markets in the world, Paris and London.
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Dott now has 40,00 e-scooters and 10,000 e-bikes in operation across Europe.
Compared to the first quarter of 2021, Dott said it has seen a 285% increase in rides so far this year.
Founded in 2019, Dott has expanded rapidly and now has more than 600 staff, located in Amsterdam, London and Paris.