The e-scooter platform Dott has revealed its huge growth in London and across Europe in 2021.
Based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Dott reported 130% more trips last year when compared with 2020, including an 80% jump in trips in September alone as commuters returned to offices across Europe.
Dott now operates in nine countries and 38 cities – including as part of the Transport for London trial scheme in London – up from seven countries and 20 cities at the end of 2020.
Founder and CEO of the company, Henri Moissinac, said: “2021 has been a transformational year for Dott, as we reached the milestone of launching e-bikes in major cities across Europe, offering a new choice of vehicle to suit the different needs of our riders. The significant growth demonstrates that more people are discovering how Dott unlocks efficient, safe and reliable travel across their cities.”
Dott said that its fleet has now grown to over 40,000 e-scooters, a 100% increase on the previous year.
The average cost of a ride is now €2, which the company says now makes its e-scooters comparable with public transport prices.
Average journey distances were 2.8km, or 11 minutes, which Dott says show e-scooters and bikes are a compelling alternative to private car use.
In the UK, Dott scooters were launched in June as part of the Government’s trial, as nearly one in five (19%) of riders used as pass, showing that a significant proportion of users are regulars on Dott machines.
The most popular finishing destination for London Dott users was Westminster, followed by Ealing, Camden, and Kensington and Chelsea.
Dott also shared an update on its environmental impacts, having reduced its CO2 emissions by 40% in 2021, while also introducing a monitoring tool to measure emissions on a monthly basis with the aim of further reducing pollution.
The brand has an ambition to reuse, upcycle, or recycle 100% of used vehicles and parts, and hope to exceed the five-year life-span for its vehicles.
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Dott is also targeting a fleet of 100% electric logistics vehicles.