Build an e-scooter app in Austria with a subscription plan and don’t lose money in winter

There is one industry that has experienced the least number of failed startups. Yes, we are talking about the micro-mobility industry. 

Whether they are Europe-based, USA-based or even Asia-based micro-mobility startups, they all are earning enough to innovate the services, decode the challenges and bring the transportation revolution. 

Talking specifically about Europe, governments of almost all European countries are encouraging the e-scooter sharing startups to solve the last mile connectivity as well as climate change problems which has resulted in the inception of many Europe-based local micro-mobility startups. 

Today, in this blog, we will discuss one of the most money-making micro-mobility markets of Europe- Austria. We will study a major challenge every micro-mobility startup is facing in Austria and how with the subscription plan of the e-scooter app which Coruscate offers, a micro-mobility startup can stop losing money in winter. We will also comprehend e-scooter laws in Austria and a unique business model to make more money in the micro-mobility market of Austria.  

Top e-scooter apps in Austria and their major investors

Vienna – the capital of Austria – is the most preferred business terrain of micro-mobility startups as Vienna has the e-scooter friendly infrastructure, clear laws and eco-friendly people. The following are the top e-scooter apps available in Vienna, Austria, and top investors investing in e-scooter apps. 

  • Bird 

Bird is the US-based micro-mobility startup, founded by Travis VanderZanden in 2017. It has raised a total of €377 million at a valuation of $2.5 billion. Sequoia, Accel, B Capital, CRV, Sound Ventures, and Greycroft are the major investors investing in Bird. 

  • Lime 

Lime is another US-based micro-mobility startup, founded by Brad Bao and Toby Sun in 2017. They have raised €706 million at the valuation of $2.4 million. Bain Capital Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Fidelity Ventures, GV and IVP are the major investors investing in Lime. 

  • Circ 

Circ is the Germany-based micro-mobility startup, founded by Lukasz Gadowski, and Carlos Bhola in 2018. They have raised €55 million at the valuation somewhere between €220 million – €330 million. Target Global, Idiinvest Partners, and Signals Venture Capital are the major investors investing in Circ. 

  • VOI 

VOI is the Swedish micro-mobility startup, founded by Doulas Stark, Filip Lindvall and Fredrik Hjelm in 2018. They have raised a total of €77 million at the valuation somewhere between $120 million – $180 million. Balderton Capital, Creandum and Raine Ventures are the major investors investing in VOI. 

  • Arolla 

Arolla is the Austria-based micro-mobility startup, founded by Thomas Jetzinger, Verena Weber, Andreas Steiner in 2019. Though it is the newbie startup with very less initial capital than major players, it is giving a tough competition to those big players only because of the more feature-packed app, a better understanding of a local market and high seasonal profitability.  

Like Arolla, you can also build an e-scooter app in Austria and create sustainable mobility. Since many Austrians are still underserved, a room is still available for the new micro-mobility market to maneuver. 

However, there is one major challenge associated with the micro-mobility market of Austria which every new startup should know to not suffer a heavy financial loss. Yes, you guessed it right. It is winter!  

In winter, when it is not at all safe to ride an e-scooter on icy roads, a micro-mobility startup generally losses a lot of users and so does the money. 

In the following image, you can clearly see the decrease in dockless bikes and scooters’ sales growth in the last few months of the year when winter is at its peak. This is the real challenge and it affects all micro-mobility startups. And unfortunately, it has not been fully solved yet. 

Coruscate dockless escooter growth

However, at Coruscate, we’ve found a way to overcome this deep-rooted problem. So, now let’s reveal the easiest way to not lose money in winter. 

A subscription plan for the e-scooter app – the practical way to not lose money in winter 

We offer a great way to build an e-scooter app in Austria. We offer a very unique and workable subscription plan for the e-scooter app! 

In our monthly subscription plan for the e-scooter app, we charge micro-mobility startups based on the size of their e-scooter fleet. Meaning, if they don’t run their e-scooter sharing business during winter, they don’t have to pay for those months. And even when they deploy less number of e-scooters on the streets, they have to pay for active e-scooters only. This way, we enable a micro-mobility startup to save a lot of bucks. 

In our subscription plan for the e-scooter app, we do not only give white label e-scooter app and admin panel to micro-mobility startups, but we help micro-mobility startups to get the permit, decide on a business model and select the most affordable and reliable e-scooter hardware.

And most importantly, our subscription plan for the e-scooter app starts from just $500. 

Isn’t that great?! Pay per e-scooter, pay for profitable months! 

So, if you are thrilled to start e-scooter sharing business in Austria while spending very less, let’s discuss a very unique business model of e-scooter sharing business which ensures you a magnification in earning.  

A business model for e-scooter sharing business to double revenue in Vienna, Austria 

An e-scooter is able to satisfy all requirements of the tourists and thus, many micro-mobility startups have started using an e-scooter in the tourism industry. 

In Vienna where there are many tourist spots, a micro-mobility startup can give guided city tours to the group of tourists on e-scooters. Tourists are needed to select the tour package, pay for it and meet up at the location. The tour can be run daily for a time period of 2 to 4 hours. 

An Australia-based micro-mobility startup named RIDE follows the same business model and earns a handsome sum of money.  

You can read more about this very notable business model and RIDE from here.  

Another thing a micro-mobility startup should know to build an e-scooter app in Austria and kick off the e-scooter sharing business is e-scooter regulations. A micro-mobility startup is required to obey all laws related to e-scooter in order to get the permit. Not only micro-mobility startup, but a user should also follow these laws to avoid falling in legal trouble. 

E-scooter regulations in Austria 

The following are the top e-scooter laws imposed by the government of Austria to ensure the safety of riders and pedestrians. 

 An electric scooter up to 25 kilometers per hour and 600 watts is classified as a bicycle. 

  • It is illegal to ride e-scooters on the pavements and footpaths.
  • An e-scooter rider can ride e-scooter in bicycle lane. 
  • The rider with a minimum age of 16 years can only ride an e-scooter. 
  • An e-scooter is allowed to be transported in buses and trams. 
  • An e-scooter rider can park an e-scooter at the parking facilities for bicycles. 
  • While riding an e-scooter,  a rider should not use the phone. 
  • It isn’t compulsory to wear a helmet.  


How does Coruscate help micro-mobility startups to get the permit and build an e-scooter app in Austria? 

Coruscate is the top e-scooter app development company that has developed 10 e-scooter apps for many markets. We accommodate 100+ app developers, app designers, IoT engineers, business experts, and legal advisors who all work together to make your business journey painless. 

Our app developers, app designers, and IoT engineers develop a future-ready e-scooter app with all futuristic features. Our business experts help micro-mobility startups to decide on the business models, select the e-scooter hardware and draft the business plan. Whereas, our legal advisors help micro-mobility startups to get the permit. 


In addition to our subscription plan which we have already discussed, we offer two more approaches to build an e-scooter app in Austria. 

  • To develop a custom e-scooter app with all custom features, we charge somewhere between $15K to $25K. 
  • And the price to develop a clone e-scooter app of top e-scooter apps starts from $10K. 

To know more about our cost structures and get a personalized quote, feel free to contact us. Our one of the senior business experts will welcome you with the free e-scooter app demo and free consultation.

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