New data suggests rental e-scooters popular for evening commute

12 Jan 2022

Ride-sharing firm Dott has revealed new data on the usage of its e-scooters across Europe in 2021 that it says shows the machines can help each rush hour traffic.

The firm currently runs e-scooter fleets in 38 cities in nine European countries. According to data it has released, the popular time to hire an e-scooter was between 1600hrs and 1900hrs, suggesting that people are using e-scooters to avoid congestion at peak travel times.

Dott also said that the average length of a journey across its whole fleet was 1.7 miles, with the average trip taking 11 minutes.

Dott launched its e-scooter service across a number of London boroughs last June, with October marking the busiest month for the rental scheme. Data for London show that one in five rides (19%) were undertaken using a Dott pass suggesting that a significant proportion of users are regular riders. 

While Dott hasn’t issued any detailed data for usage in London, it did list the five areas more popular to finish trips in – suggesting the areas people are using ride scooters to travel to. They were Westminster, Ealing, Camden (which recently joined the scheme), Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham. 

Across Europe the rental firm had supported 130% more trips than in 2020 thanks to doubling the size of its e-scooter fleet, with the average cost of a trip being €2.00 (£1.67).



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