Dott’s shared e-bikes launch in the Netherlands
Dott, a leading Dutch micro-mobility company, today announces the introduction of its shared e-bike services in two cities in the east of the Netherlands.
From today, Dott’s e-bikes will be available in Amersfoort, and in the coming weeks they will also arrive in Enschede, unlocking both cities with a reliable service, helping to create fresher air and less congestion for residents and freeing riders from the inconvenience of owning and maintaining their own vehicles.
With speeds up to 25km/hr, Dott’s e-bikes provide an effortless and efficient way to move across a city, free from congestion and without causing pollution. The launch in the Netherlands follows other leading European cities including Paris, Rome, Milan, Brussels and Cologne among others.
The distinctive design, fitted with lights, reflectors and a basket has been created to provide a safe and comfortable journey that improves upon the familiar experience of riding a bike.
Parking will be set up with recommended parking zones across both cities, in line with regulations. To help maintain tidy streets and ensure considerate integration, Dott has identified and mapped suitable bike racks which can be used to park Dott’s shared e-bikes. These spaces will be highlighted as suggested parking areas to riders.
Competitive e-bike pricing will be just €0.25 per minute with no unlock fee, and great value passes are available by the day or month to reduce costs for regular riders.1
Dott prioritizes the safety of its riders, other road users and pedestrians, collaborating closely with the cities it operates in to offer a service adapted to the needs of each city. Repairs, maintenance and logistics will be handled in-house by specialists at Dott’s warehouses, ensuring safety, reliability and quality. Vehicles are built to last and repaired where necessary, and any parts that cannot be reused are recycled.
Sven Jaspers, Netherlands General Manager, Dott, said: “Our e-bikes offer a great way for people to travel around their cities sustainably. With a shared fleet of e-bikes, we can help free our cities from the congestion of unused vehicles, and free riders of the hassle of owning their own vehicle. With Dott handling the purchase cost, maintenance, punctures and service, riders are free to enjoy the journey and get on with their day.”
The environment and social impact are at the heart of every business decision at Dott. The micro-mobility company is working to reuse, upcycle or recycle 100% of used vehicles and parts, and aims to exceed a five year life-span for its vehicles. Dott is targeting a 100% electric logistics fleet and renewable energy in all its cities. The service is designed to be as accessible as possible, and Dott works closely with local communities, aiming for equal coverage across the areas it serves and partnering with local organizations to help improve the cities in which it operates.