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ACCIONA deploys over 1,000 electric scooters in Madrid as part of its sustainable mobility initiative

10/17/2018
  • The scooter sharing service is the company's first mobility solution under the ACCIONA Mobility brand
  • The scooters will consume electricity that is certified as 100% renewable and will have greater autonomy and power than existing services, reaching a top speed of 80 km/h
  • The app for using the service encourages responsible consumption by informing users of the CO2 emissions they have saved by using a shared electric vehicle

ACCIONA has stepped up to the challenge of sustainable mobility with ACCIONA Mobility, which launches a scooter sharing service in Madrid tomorrow.

The company is deploying a fleet of over 1,000 electric scooters, charged with electricity that is certified 100% renewable; users pay per second of actual use, which optimises the economic advantages of using a shared vehicle.

The service app will inform users about the CO2 emissions they avoid by using a 100%-renewable electric scooter instead of a conventional private vehicle.

The scooters, which will be geolocated, have the equivalent power of a 125 cc engine and, as a novelty, offer two riding modes: Standard ("S"), with speeds of up to 50 km/h, for use in the city; and Custom ("C"), which can reach speeds up to 80 km/h, for highway use. The scooters are all two-seaters and carry two helments in their trunk.

How the service works

Users, who may be locals or visitors, must register via the ACCIONA Motosharing app or website. The app shows the scooters' exact location, and users pay per second of actual use.

The service is available for 20 hours a day, from 06:00 to 02:00, in a broad territory inside Madrid's M-30 beltway and some outlying areas. Users can halt their trip for up to 6 hours anywhere in the city but the trip must conclude inside the service territory.

There is a 24/7 Customer Care Service and a freephone for dealing with queries and incidents.

Scooter maintenance and battery replacement takes place at night, using the ACCIONA Mobility all-electric maintenance fleet.

Why ACCIONA?

ACCIONA's incursion into the vehicle sharing business is in line with the company's mission to support sustainable solutions linked to infrastructure, specifically transport. ACCIONA Mobility agglutinates the company's position in new services that enhance sustainable mobility.

Vehicle sharing services are aligned with ACCIONA's wish to contribute to reducing CO2 emissions, improving the quality of life in cities, electrifying the economy and promoting alternative means of transport. For this reason, ACCIONA is moving into this market under its own brand in order to deal directly with end users of transport services.

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