Moovit points users to Spin e-scooters 

E-scooters are expected to provide an alternative to driving cars 
Mobility as a Service / August 13, 2021
By Ben Spencer
Moovit Spin electric scooters UK Germany Spain Covid-19 restrictions
Moovit will offer directions to e-scooters as well as battery range (© Andreistanescu |

Moovit has entered a partnership that will allow its users to locate Spin electric scooters in 23 cities in the UK, Spain and Germany. 

Moovit says there is a growing need for various means of transport as Covid-19 restrictions are easing in Europe. 

Users can now opt to complete the first and last leg of their journeys with Spin e-scooters that offer a Covid-safe way of getting around instead of driving cars, the company adds. 

Spin’s recent rider survey showed that 82% of its riders in the UK choose to use e-scooters for short journeys instead of driving alone at least once since the launch of the scheme, reducing the number of cars on the road.

The Moovit app will show users where a Spin e-scooter is available nearby, including how long it will take to walk there, as well as battery range. They will then be directed to the Spin app to hire and pay for it. 

Steve Pyer, Spin country manager for UK & Ireland says: “We want more people to integrate Spin e-scooters into their daily journeys, be it commuting, running errands or for leisure because we know that this socially-distanced means of transport has the potential to replace solo car rides on short journeys and consequently to reduce congestion and improve air quality. 

“By showing availability in the Moovit app it makes it even easier for new users to discover public hire e-scooters and for existing users to become truly multi-modal travellers.”

The service is available in a range of German cities, including Brühl, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Lohmar and Troisdorf as well as the Spanish cities of Madrid and Tarragona.

In the UK, Moovit users can locate Spin e-scooters in Basildon, Chelmsford, Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester and Milton Keynes.

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