TIER Mobility, a leading European company for shared micro-mobility services, operating in over 20 cities across ten markets, announced the release of the company’s first customised e-scooter series specifically designed to have a significantly longer lifespan, more comfort and improved safety features. The new e-scooter series was manufactured in a strategic partnership with Okai.
TIER Mobility will immediately roll out localised versions of its new scooters in Austria, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. In June, a five digit number of scooters is expected to hit the streets of Germany with another locally adapted version. With this setup the company feels best positioned to win its home market, Germany.
Specific features and benefits of the new series include 10″ tyres and significantly improved suspension (variants include double or single suspension), plus an increased range (35-40 km) to serve more riders every day. IoT, bell and cables are all integrated – thus it is less susceptible to vandalism. The frame is moulded in one block from high grade aluminum, half a centimetre thick.
With best-in-class manufacturing, the e-scooter will have a lifespan of 12+ months. The first generation of scooters already had a 4-5 times longer lifespan than the industry standard, on average 6 months, due to daily maintenance and best in class operations. TIER’s modular platform allows quick iterations and innovation. The next version is already expected to launch later this summer.
The new series of scooters feature more powerful brakes with improved functionality (versions include one mechanical and one electric brake, or two mechanical and one electric brake).
The different versions are required to meet slightly different regulatory requirements in TIER’s markets. Due to these requirements, the lights and reflectors will be positioned slightly differently as well. The new series of scooters will also come with and without a spot for an insurance plate.
The innovation pipeline is filled with more models and new vehicles to be introduced during the year, derived from TIER’s modular platform manufacturing.
Lawrence Leuschner, CEO and Co-Founder of TIER said: “Our new e-scooter delivers an increased level of safety, more comfort and the promise to combine a fun experience with a sustainable, zero-emission ride and a high impact on the Unit Economics.”
TIER Mobility started its operations in October 2018 and is now operating in +20 cities across 10 European markets. TIER Mobility is headquartered in Berlin and employs over 250 people. The company was founded by Lawrence Leuschner, Matthias Laug and Julian Blessin.
The company’s existing investors come from Germany (Point Nine, Speedinvest), France (White Star Capital), Scandinavia (Northzone), Spain (Kibo), Portugal (Indico) and Poland (Market One Capital). In addition, there are selected business angels and individual investors like Formula 1 World Champion Nico Rosberg.