The international Cooltra Group is setting up its scootersharing service in Paris. The company’s ambition is to deploy a fleet of 2,000 scooters in Paris by September 2021. An eco-responsible mobility solution that complements the city of Paris’ public transportation. After the success of its launch in Barcelona and its establishments in Madrid, Valencia, Lisbon, Rome and Milan, Cooltra is now arriving in the French capital to offer its scooter service by the minute.
“We have long had the ambition to offer our services in Paris, one of the most committed cities in shared mobility, and we are ready to offer a sustainable and quality service there. More than 1.3 million satisfied users and a leading market share in all the cities we operate in are proof of our success, and now we want Parisians to experience all the benefits of travelling with Cooltra”, explains Timo Buetefisch, Cooltra’s co-founder and CEO.
Cooltra has extensive experience in the field of zero emission and shared mobility. It is the most recognised brand in Europe in the sector. Five years ago, it pioneered Europe’s first per-minute scooter rental service in the city of Barcelona with remarkable success. Since then, the service has grown to a fleet of 7,500 100% electric vehicles and operates in six European cities. Indeed, Cooltra’s electric scooters are fully justified by the ecomobility, which is one of the City of Paris’ main concerns!
The vehicles are made by the Italian brand Askoll and are distinguished by their large tyres, which offer greater driving stability. In addition, they have a speed limit of 45km/h for greater safety. Cooltra also offers two helmets for the driver and passenger in sizes L and M.
Cooltra’s scootersharing service allows anyone over the age of 18 with a driving licence to rent a scooter nearby. The scooters are available for scotersharing 24/7 in Paris Intra-muros.
Cooltra has set up a 100% digital reservation system, with no code to enter, no keys, no terminals, no recharging, and therefore complete autonomy! Nothing could be easier to start a Cooltra scooter! Users just have to swipe up from the application to start the journey.
To use Cooltra scooters, it is necessary to simply download the application. It is free and can be downloaded from the Apple store, Google Play and Huawei AppGallery. Registration is free and without obligation.
Using the service is quick and easy: you select the nearest vehicle in the app, book it and once you want to start the journey, you activate the scooter from the app itself, without needing an unlocking code.
From the application, the user reserves the scooter of their choice, and has 15 minutes free access to it. Within the Cooltra app, a feature allows the user to locate the scooter if they don’t see it by pressing the ‘BEEP-BEEP’ button and the horn will sound. Once the scooter is located, the user must unlock the scooter through the application and click on “Helmet” to access the 2 helmets provided by Cooltra. Before completing the journey, the user must upload a photo of the scooter, thus certifying that the scooter is parked and in good condition.
In case of a breakdown or incident, Cooltra’s telephone customer service is available to its users 24/7.