The Spanish capital Madrid has now appointed three micromobility operators, Lime, Tier, and Dott to run its first e-scooter scheme.
In late 2022, Madrid City Council launched its first tender for shared e-scooters in the city, described as one of the most important markets in Europe, by Tier.
A total of 6,000 e-scooters will be deployed in Madrid by the three major operators from May, with the initial contract due to run for three years, which can then be extended in six month increments.
Manuel Arauco, general manager for Spain & Israel at Tier said: “We are very pleased to have been selected to deploy our shared e-scooter service in the city of Madrid and I want to take this opportunity to highlight the commitment of the City Council to improve urban mobility in the city. We’re proud that the city trusts us to help create a more sustainable and safe environment. Our local team is dedicated to continuously improving and innovating to help Madrid reduce its dependence on cars and make the transport networks safe and more environmentally friendly. Our goal is to make Madrid a reference city in micro-mobility both in Spain and Europe.”
In Spain, Tier is currently operating shared e-scooters in Malaga and Tarragona. Nextbike by Tier, the company’s bike sharing unit, is already operating in seven cities across Spain, including Bilbao, León, Las Palmas and Barcelona Metropolitan Region.
Dott will be introducing brand new vehicles to Madrid, featuring large (12”) wheels for stability, front, rear and indicator lights, and a phone holder. The e-scooters will join an existing fleet of Dott e-bikes which have been operating in Madrid since March 2021.
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Maxim Romain, co-founder and COO of Dott, said: “The launch in Madrid marks a turning point for our service in Spain, and a major increase in the number of vehicles we operate there as we bring efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transport to the Capital city. We will bring our experience of collaborating closely with city authorities across Europe to ensure that we offer a reliable service for our riders whilst respecting all other road users and pedestrians.”