Helbiz, a global leader in micro-mobility, today announced it is ramping up its presence in the United States with the launch of its e-scooters in Miami, Florida. The company has opened a Miami-based office and warehouse to run its operations on-the-ground, employing a full-time team to ensure its fleet of scooters are charged, repaired and well-maintained.
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Helbiz Launches in Miami (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Helbiz has taken a strategic, selective and thoughtful approach to choosing which markets it enters, currently serving over 20 cities around the world,” said Salvatore Palella, founder and CEO of Helbiz. “Miami was an ideal location for us to begin our U.S. journey with its increased demand for more smart, eco-friendly last-mile options. We’re thrilled to move into this community and help its residents travel in a safe, affordable and convenient way.”
The Miami pilot program allows Helbiz to begin operating a fleet of 100 scooters in District 2 of Miami, which includes Morningside, Edgewater, Downtown Miami, Brickell and Coconut Grove. As part of this program, Helbiz’s micro-mobility platform will offer real-time monitoring and data of its scooters to the city, which will be used to gather information about overall mobility patterns and support the development of necessary infrastructure. Unlock fees will be waived for all users for the duration of the pilot program and each minute will cost $0.15.
Helbiz’s fleet of customized scooters offer users a safer and more reliable ride, with an 18-month lifespan per scooter. The company has a dedicated operations team on-the-ground and is committed to the well-being of its riders. Its app is equipped with rider safety information, such as instructions for use, how to conduct a safety check and helmet rules. All Helbiz’s scooters are fully insured for the protection of its riders.
Through advanced technology and a durable design, Helbiz’s powerful product line seamlessly integrates into existing city infrastructures. Its proprietary technology allows its geofencing capabilities to be more accurate and precise, and its connected ecosystem of hardware and software, developed from the ground up, enables full transparency and turn-key scalability. Helbiz is committed to being solely powered by 100% renewable energy with zero carbon emissions.
“We look forward to partnering closely with the local government and serving the diverse communities throughout Miami and cities across the country as we usher in our next phase of adoption and growth,” continued Palella.
Helbiz is a global leader in micro-mobility services. Launched in 2017 and headquartered in New York City, the company operates e-scooters and e-bicycles in over 20 cities around the world including Milan, Madrid, Belgrade and Miami.