Dott rides leap in 2021

More than double choose Dott to unlock their city

Dott, a leading European micro-mobility company, reports on the growing demand for its shared e-scooter and e-bike services across Europe in 2021. 

Over the year, Dott supported 130% more trips than in 2020, unlocking the cities of more than double (108%) the number of riders who took advantage of the ease, convenience and affordability of shared e-scooters and e-bikes to travel around cities. The peak month was September, as a return to commuting for much of Europe led to 80% growth in riders and a 120% leap in trips year-on-year. 

The shared micro-mobility operator now operates in 9 countries and 38 cities, up from 7 countries and 20 cities at the end of 2020. 

Henri Moissinac, Co-Founder and CEO, Dott, said: “2021 has been a transformational year for Dott, as we reached the milestone of launching e-bikes in major cities across Europe, offering a new choice of vehicle to suit the different needs of our riders. The significant growth demonstrates that more people are discovering how Dott unlocks efficient, safe and reliable travel across their cities.”

Becoming multimodal

Dott grew the size of its fleet of e-scooters across Europe to over 40,000, an increase of 100% on the previous year. In a milestone for the business, e-bikes were introduced from Autumn, with a fleet of 10,000 coming into service in major cities including Paris, Brussels, Rome, Milan and Cologne. The e-bike will arrive in more cities next year allowing more people to choose the vehicle which best suits their needs. . 

Affordable

The average cost of a trip is now around €2.00, making shared e-scooters and e-bikes comparable with public transport pricing. 

Throughout 2021, Dott saw its users riding more frequently, with many taking advantage of passes to reduce the cost of regular use. 38% of rides now take place using a pass as more people choose Dott for frequent travel around their city.  

Reliable 

Across all of Dott’s markets, the average journey distance is 2.8km, and for over 11 minutes. These significant trips show that shared e-scooters and e-bikes can offer a compelling alternative to travel by private car.

In some of its most established cities, Dott is proving to be a trusted way to travel. For example 40% of the eligible city of Lyon population were regular monthly users at the peak this year (60,000 monthly active users in September, of a city of Lyon population aged over 15 of 149,000)

The most popular times to travel are between 16:00 and 19:00, as riders increasingly choose shared micromobility to avoid congestion at peak travel times and as a way to get around with a more efficient and pleasant commute. 

Responsible

Dott successfully reduced its CO2 emissions by 40% in 2021, as well as successfully introducing a new monitoring tool which measures CO2 emissions on a monthly basis. These detailed insights allow Dott to better measure how environmental initiatives are helping reduce its carbon footprint. 

The environment and social impact are at the heart of every business decision at Dott. The micro-mobility company is working to reuse, upcycle or recycle 100% of used vehicles and parts, and aims to exceed a five year life-span for its vehicles.

Dott is targeting a 100% electric logistics fleet and renewable energy in all its cities. The service is designed to be as accessible as possible, and Dott works closely with local communities, aiming for equal coverage across the areas it serves and partnering with local organizations to help improve the cities in which it operates. 

UK

In the UK, where Dott operates as part of the London trial for shared e-scooters, the busiest month since the service launched in June was October. Following the summer, the combination of eased lockdown restrictions and the return to work places after holidays led to a surge in demand for shared micro-mobility. October also marked the start of Camden joining the trial, bringing the service to more of the city. 

Nearly 1 in 5 (19%) of rides took place using a pass, showing that a significant proportion of users are regular riders. 

The most popular areas for a trip to finish were:

  1. Westminster
  2. Ealing
  3. Camden
  4. Kensington & Chelsea
  5. Hammersmith & Fulham

About Dott

Dott is a micromobility European operator founded by Henri Moissinac and Maxim Romain, with the mission to free our cities with clean rides for everyone. Dott currently operates over 40,000 e-scooters in top cities in Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Spain, the UK and has launched a fleet of 10,000 e-bikes at the end of 2021.

Dott has won two of the biggest micromobility tenders in the world, in both Paris and in London. Dott has a staff of 350, with its main teams located in Amsterdam, London and Paris.

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