TIER Mobility comes to Belgium and launches e-scooters in Brussels
February 15, 2022
- Launch of 2,000 e-scooters and plans to expand to multimodal offer in longer term.
- Europe's leading shared micro-mobility provider also has ambitions in other Belgian cities.
Tuesday 15th February, Brussels – After more than 175 successful launches worldwide, TIER Mobility is also coming to Belgium. As of today, 2,000 e-scooters are an affordable and sustainable mobility solution for the Brussels traffic user. And that is just the beginning, because Europe's leading shared micro-mobility provider also has plans for a multimodal offer (which it already has today in numerous European cities) and for launching in other Belgian cities.
TIER is the largest multimodal micromobility operator, with a fleet of over 135,000 e-scooters, e-bikes and e-mopeds in more than 175 cities in 19 countries. It is thus encouraging more and more road users to use other means of transport than the private car for short distances, especially in combination with public transport. International figures show, for example, that 17,3 percent of trips by scooter serve as a replacement for a car trip.
Smart and safe
TIER is a unique player in this story, because in addition to the environmentally friendly shared experience, as a user you also benefit from leading safety features which minimise the risks for yourself and other road users. "The TIER e-scooters are the safest on the market and really can't be compared to the ones you saw at the beginning of the shared mobility economy," says Jesper Vis, General Manager for Benelux. "On top of their general high quality level, they have a double brake and extra visible front and rear light signals, and thanks to their large front wheel - the largest in the sector - they have increased driving stability. We have also contacted all of the Brussels municipalities - because we are one of the few players that will eventually be present in all 19 municipalities of the region - in order to meet their needs and challenges in terms of shared mobility as much as possible."
First climate-neutral micro-mobility provider
TIER is unique in the sector thanks to its far-reaching sustainability mission. It carefully analysed its emissions in order to be able to make structured cuts. Since January 2020, it has been able to call itself the first fully climate-neutral micro-mobility provider.
Jesper Vis continues: "We look beyond purely reducing emissions when it comes to recharging, because emission reduction in production, operations and transport has also become a company standard. For example, we invested in e-cargo bicycles and electric delivery vans for our employees, who replace the empty batteries on site. This way, we don't have to drive big polluting vans through the city to pick up shared vehicles for reloading in a warehouse. The fact that our e-scooters currently have the longest lifespan on the market also helps to reduce our carbon footprint. We also maximise the green energy supply in our warehouses and have a strict low-carbon travel policy for all employees. And finally, we set up a CO2 compensation policy to neutralise the rest of our emissions."
In the long term, TIER wants to become a leading player in Belgium, with expansion into other major cities. Its ambition is to evolve towards the multimodal service - including e-bikes - which it already offers in many other European cities.
ABOUT TIER Mobility
TIER Mobility is Europe's leading shared micro-mobility provider, with a mission to Change Mobility for Good. By providing people with a range of shared, light electric vehicles, from e-scooters to e-bikes and e-mopeds, powered by a proprietary Energy Network, TIER helps cities reduce their dependence on cars. Founded in 2018 by Lawrence Leuschner, Matthias Laug and Julian Blessin, TIER is headquartered in Berlin and currently operates in 250+ cities across 22 countries in Europe and the Middle East. With a focus on providing the safest, most equitable and most sustainable mobility solution, TIER has been climate neutral since 2020.
TIER’s investors include SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Mubadala Capital, Northzone, Goodwater Capital and White Star Capital. For more information, visit www.tier.app.