Tier has launched its service in Kraków, Poland, which has become the 100th city where the company’s e-scooters are available.
In less than three years, the company has expanded its e-scooter, e-bike and e-moped services to 100 cities, including Paris, Berlin, Oslo and Dubai. Tier’s focus for the upcoming year is to extend the company’s coverage in Europe and the Middle East.
As part of its European expansion, Tier has also announced that it will launch its service in Slovakia and Hungary soon and plans to roll out its vehicles in Ireland when the Irish Government passes its e-scooter legislation.
Over the last couple of weeks, Tier also significantly extended the company’s coverage in Central Europe and the Nordics with new city launches in Lahti (Finland), Borås (Sweden), Tricity (Poland), Herning (Denmark) as well as Flensburg, Ludwigsburg and Gelsenkirchen in Germany.
With the addition of e-bikes, Tier is extending its growing suite of multimodal options. Its electric bikes are currently available in Bærum (Norway) and York (UK) and will also be launched in St. Gallen (Switzerland) and in several other European markets this year.
“We’re excited to reach the milestone of 100 cities, where Tier provides the safest, most equitable and most sustainable mobility solution”, said Philip Reinckens, VP and regional general manager DACH and CEE at Tier. “Clocking more than 45 million trips in such a short amount of time exemplifies that cities around the world look for ways to make their transport networks safer and move towards a zero-emission future.”
In Germany, France, Norway and the UK, Tier is currently also further rolling out the Tier Energy Network, an innovation that will see thousands of battery charging stations installed in businesses. Users can swap depleted vehicle batteries for charged ones at a network of charging stations hosted by local businesses and will be rewarded with a free trip every time they swap.
“We are bringing our unique Tier Energy Network to Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, York, Bordeaux, making our micromobility service even more accessible and convenient,” Reinckens added. “Riders earn a free trip for a simple battery swap, driving customers to our local business partners and supporting the high street.
“Our multimodal offering is already having a hugely positive impact on cities when it comes to reducing congestion and pollution. Now thanks to our Energy Network, we can also help local businesses in cities across Europe to reap the economic rewards of Tier’s service.
Furthermore, thousands of Tier e-scooters and e-mopeds in France and eight German cities are now available to book via the FREE NOW app, after Tier and FREE NOW announced that they have signed a strategic partnership. The app integration has already been launched in Paris, Lyon, Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Essen and Düsseldorf, with further cities across Europe to be launched throughout the summer.
Reinckens said: “Our mission to change mobility for good is largely about creating strong partnerships to expand everyone’s access to sustainable, easily accessible and multimodal mobility solutions. Teaming up with one of Europe’s leading mobility platforms allows us to expand access to our micro-mobility services in Germany, France and other European countries.”
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Tier has taken over 5,000 FREE NOW e-scooters, rebranded them to Tier and added them to the fleet. The company has adopted the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guiding framework and has set an agenda for reducing and offsetting emissions. As a result of these measures, Tier has been a climate-neutral company since January 2020.