Acton aids mass micromobility roll out 

Acton is combining its e-vehicle tech with Duckt's infrastructure
Mobility as a Service / February 28, 2022
By Ben Spencer
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Acton and Duckt have carried out implementations in more than 100 cities around the world, including the deployment of e-scooters (image credit: Acton)

Acton has acquired infrastructure provider Duckt so that it can deliver an integrated turnkey offering that allows cities and companies to deploy micromobility solutions at mass-scale. 

Acton – a micromobility company – says cities need the infrastructure to address the growing influx of new e-fleets on the streets to make micromobility a centrepiece of a sustainable and intelligent urban transportation system.

According to Acton, this includes precision vehicle tracking, connected networks for e-bike and e-scooter charging along with the necessary parking infrastructure.

Acton co-founder Janelle Wang says: “Duckt has built a solution that solves one of the biggest challenges facing micromobility today - building smart parking and charging networks. Combining our intelligent e-vehicle technology with their infrastructure in a single, connected platform puts us in a unique position in the market.”

The merger was enabled by an investment from EIT InnoEnergy, an organisation that is supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. 

Jennifer Dungs, EIT InnoEnergy’s global head of mobility, says: “Together, they really have it all – well-designed, high-quality vehicles, the software to manage operations cost-efficiently, broadly compatible charging and docking stations plus the experience and capacity for large scale roll-out.”

Acton and Duckt have carried out successful implementations in more than 100 cities around the world, including the deployments of e-scooters and e-bikes along with connected docking (modular parking) and charging stations in marquee cities like Paris, Ankara and New York. 

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