An intensified European e-scooter market has still room for new companies. Know how to develop e-scooter app like Dott which is 4th ranked most popular e-scooter rental app in Europe
Posted on May 30, 2019 By Vishal Virani
Europe is the gold mine for e-scooter rental companies. Because of its e-scooter-friendly urban infrastructure and its people who believe in environmental sustainability, an e-scooter rental company doesn’t find a hard time to grow in Europe. In fact, a few billion dollar companies like Uber and Ford have initially started their e-scooter rental business in Europe. Moreover, top USA-based e-scooter rental companies like Bird and Lime are also expanding their business into European countries.
Not only geographically distributed companies but local e-scooter rental companies which have started with an ambition to dominate the local market only, are currently following a path to conquer the whole continent. Following image depicts the impressive figure of funding top Europe-based e-scooter rental companies have raised.
In this blog, we will study one of the Europe-based E-scooter rental company named Dott and its approach to offer a good user experience. We will also understand what are the features you should ask an e-scooter app development company to integrate into the admin panel to hammer the European e-scooter rental market.
Maxim Romain and Henry Moissinac, two former executives of Ofo which is China-based bicycle sharing company, have started Dott in 2018. It is headquartered in Amsterdam where most of the people are already using Eco-friendly mode of transportation.
When Maxim and Romain launched Dott, a lot of e-scooter rental companies were performing well in the European market. But with its legal way of doing business, more scalable e-scooters, and rich value proposition model, they managed to surpass most of the E-scooter rental companies in Europe. In one of his interviews, founder Maxim has stated that they collaborate with city officials to satisfy all legal norms. They also don’t rely on gig economy workers to recharge the e-scooters. Instead, they have hired a dedicated team who is responsible for the maintenance of every e-scooters. Moreover, the e-scooters of Dott are steadier. They have double brakes and wider decks to provide more safety.
Dott has raised $23 million in its venture capital round which was led by top investors like EQT Ventures and Naspers Ventures.
Like Dott, which are the other top e-scooter rental companies are intensifying the e-scooter rental market of Europe?
As we have discussed, Europe has the most business-friendly market for e-scooter rental companies. A small e-scooter rental startup can grow more rapidly in Europe than any other continent. With the same thought, many entrepreneurs have started e-scooter rental companies in different cities of European countries.
Tier is the Berlin-based one of the top e-scooter rental companies in Europe which was founded by Lawrence Leuschner. Service of the Tier is currently available in all major cities of Europe like Malaga, Lisbon, Madrid, Vienna, Helsinki, Oslo, and Brussels. Riders need to pay €1 to unlock the e-scooter and €0.15 per minute to ride. By now, Tier has raised €27 million in its only series A funding round.
Wind is another Berlin-based e-scooter rental company which provides convenient, inexpensive and fast access to short distance transportation. They put equal emphasis on three major aspects of the e-scooter rental business – availability, quality, and safety. In its seed funding round, Wind has raised $22 million. With this money, they have expanded the business areas and made the e-scooter rental service accessible in France, Spain, Japan, Korea, and Israel.
In the next section of the blog, We will understand which strategies top Europe-based e-scooter rental companies have followed to be successful and how important it is to have feature-packed admin panel of your e-scooter rental app. This section of this blog is very significant if you are planning to develop an e-scooter rental app like Dott.
1)City approval first
The road and safety department of every city have documented some rules and regulations for e-scooter riding in the city. Many cities don’t allow e-scooter rental companies to operate within the boundaries of it. So, it is a very rational idea to get approval from the government before deploying a fleet of e-scooters on the streets.
The usa-based e-scooter rental company, Bird didn’t bother to ask for approval from the local authority of San Francisco and so, business operations of Bird in San Francisco area were banned in just a few months.
To keep themselves away from a legal battle, founders of Dott always prefer to talk with government officials before they deploy a fleet of e-scooters in a city.
2)Local teams of professionals
Maintenance and battery charging of the e-scooters are the two major resource-sensitive business processes. Thus, all major e-scooter rental companies follow the gig economy model and allow anyone to be the responsible person for the maintenance and charging of the e-scooters. Following the gig economy model will certainly reduce the internal cost of the company. But it will also reduce the quality as gig workers don’t work as professionally as your hired staff.
Dott has designed a few teams which roam around the cities and make sure all e-scooters are fully charged and working perfectly. They are also using IoT technologies to remotely find out the e-scooters which need to be charged and which have performance issues. Coruscate Solutions works on such IoT technologies to deliver you an efficient e-scooter rental business infrastructure which is very easy to sustain.
The main reason most of the cities have banned e-scooters is the lack of safety measures. In order to offer a safe riding experience to the riders, you need to acquire scalable and safe e-scooters. Among all e-scooter rental companies of Europe, Dott is providing the safest e-scooters.
However, it is worth to mention that a few safety features in the e-scooter app also cater safety to the riders. So, always ask the e-scooter app development company to accommodate comprehensive safety features. We at the Coruscate integrate safety features like different reminders, speed alert, real-time update of surrounding and smart diagnosis.
Now, let’s understand what are the features you need in admin panel to keep your e-scooter rental business running without difficulty.
Admin features you need to consider to develop an e-scooter app like Dott
An admin panel is the most underrated module in e-scooter app development. It gives you very important real-time insight into the business. It also lets you monitor the fleet of e-scooters in a very painless way. So, don’t neglect to discuss admin panel while outsourcing your e-scooter app development project.
We, at Coruscate, work on the latest technologies to deliver a robust e-scooter mobile app. We will not only develop your e-scooter app, but we will help you to find the perfect fleet of e-scooters and craft the profitable business model. We will also allow you to host the whole IT infrastructure of your e-scooter rental business on our server. Our teams of developers and designers are trained to satisfy your all requirements in most possible ways. To know more about e-scooter app features and price for developing an e-scooter app, visit our e-scooter app development page. Click below to get in touch with us for free e scooter app demo or to get free consultation.
May 3, 2019
6 Features of Laravel that make it the Best PHP Framework for 2019. Hire Laravel Developer to Develop an Unsurpassed Mobile App
Creating a vigorous app is a challenge for developers. A team of developers has to do both client side and server side scripting. As the complexity of the apps increases, …
Posted by Rahul Shingala
May 29, 2019
4 radical business models of on-demand food delivery business you need to know to triumph the industry with on-demand food delivery app.
On-demand food delivery industry has nothing to cry over spilled milk. It has been witnessing a constant growth from the time when a man first time ordered a pizza using …
Posted by Ankit Virani
April 3, 2019
Snapchat Clone App/Script : How Creating a Multimedia Messaging App Like Snapchat Can Help You Earn Good Money?
Have you ever thought of creating (Snapchat clone app) an app like Snapchat or Snow? If yes, this post is for you as we covered things you should keep in …
Posted by Vishal Virani
May 2, 2019
Electric bike rentals like Smide and micro-mobility solutions have a wide scope in the future of transportation
The e-scooters are being backed up by hundreds of millions in venture capital. But there are more and more companies looking to dominate the budding shared micro-mobility market. With the …
Posted by Vishal Virani
June 13, 2019
Know top e-scooter manufacturers and things to consider before buying e-scooters for e-scooter rental business
Like Tier which has recently unveiled new modular hardware, don’t fail to appreciate e-scooters. Know top e-scooter manufacturers and things to consider before buying e-scooters. A number of e-scooter rental …
Posted by Rahul Patel