New mobility option e-scooter moovel Group integrates TIER into REACH NOW-App

August 15, 2019 - The REACH NOW mobility app now offers even more flexibility. In addition to Carsharing and Bikesharing, Ride-Hailing, and in some cities public transport, e-scooters from TIER Mobility are now available. With REACH NOW, the moovel Group offers the first MaaS platform ever with five different, fully integrated mobility options.

How can the e-scooters be booked?

The nearest e-scooter can be easily found and activated via the REACH NOW app. The activation fee for unlocking the scooter is 1€, then the trip costs 15 cents per minute. Payment and deactivation are also done via the app.

Where are the electric scooters available?

The e-scooters from TIER can be booked in 15 German cities via REACH NOW: Berlin, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Hannover, Heidelberg, Ingolstadt, Cologne, Ludwigshafen, Mannheim, Mainz, Munich, Münster, and Wiesbaden.

What do I have to consider?

The same rules apply to e-scooters as cycling. This means that cycling is allowed on cycle paths as well as on the right-hand side of the road, but not on the sidewalk. Due to the distribution of the fleet in the entire business area of a city, an e-scooter is always within reach. Within this area, they can be parked at any location. Of course only where they are not in the way. The scooters are limited to a speed of 20 km/h, whereby the speed is automatically reduced to 5 km/h in the red areas outside the business area.

Another provider: hive

FREE NOW, another joint venture between Daimler Mobility and the BMW Group, has also integrated e-scooters into its portfolio with hive since the beginning of this year. Currently, the micro-mobility service is offered in Lisbon, Vienna, Paris, Athens, Warsaw, and Wroclaw. Further European cities are to follow.

About moovel Group (becomes REACH NOW)

The moovel Group - one of the five mobility joint ventures of the BMW Group and Daimler AG - is expected to be renamed REACH NOW Group GmbH in mid-2019. moovel (becomes REACH NOW) offers multimodal experiences for millions of people around the world. moovel is the Mobility-as-a-Service pioneer, providing access to various mobility options and mobile ticketing for millions of passengers. The services are offered in 22 cities and are currently used by 7.5 million people. In the first half of 2019, 16.4 million transactions were processed via moovel's apps. The goal of the new company REACH NOW is to become the leading MaaS platform. Mobility-as-a-Service stands for the bundling of different types of passenger transport, such as bus and train, car sharing, ride-hailing and bikesharing and e-scooters in one app. Booking and payment are made conveniently via an integrated user account.

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