Paris Region Launching World’s Largest Fleet Of Electric Bicycles

Electric scooters are being deployed in major cities across the globe by states and startups alike to reduce congestion and pollution. The Paris region is reportedly going to take a similar step as part of a state-funded scheme which will be aimed at getting commuters to cycle to their destinations. Achieving this aim will require putting in place the largest fleet of electric bicycles in the world. Reuters reports that the regional transport agency Ile-de-France Mobilités will be providing commuters with 10,000 electric bicycles for long-term rental. The fleet will eventually be expanded to 20,000 bicycles which would make it the world’s largest rental program for electric bicycles.The service, dubbed “Veligo,” will promote bicycle commuting which currently accounts for a measly 1.6 percent of daily trips in the Ile-de-France region. The service will be run by a joint venture which includes the postal service and Transdev, a transportation company. Over $127 million has been budgeted for

Paris Region Launching World’s Largest Fleet Of Electric Bicycles

Electric scooters are being deployed in major cities across the globe by states and startups alike to reduce congestion and pollution. The Paris region is reportedly going to take a similar ...

Sun 11 Nov 18 from Ubergizmo

Paris launches world's biggest e-bike fleet to curb pollution

Residents of Paris and its suburbs may soon have access to up to 20,000 electric bicycles. Public transit company Ile-de-France Mobilités (IDFM) is launching an e-bike renting ...

Fri 9 Nov 18 from Engadget

Paris region to launch world's biggest fleet of electric bicycles

The Paris region plans to launch a large fleet of electric bicycles in a state-funded scheme aimed at getting commuters to cycle to work and reducing congestion and pollution.

Thu 8 Nov 18 from Reuters Technology

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