TIER Mobility Launches E-Bike Trial Across DCU’s Five Campuses
April 10, 2022
- TIER e-bike trial launches, connecting DCU’s five Northside campuses
- E-bikes will be a quick way to get between campuses for DCU’s 17,400 students
- TIER scooters have been active on DCU’s main campus for nine months, with no incidents reported despite thousands of trips.
Dublin, 11 April, 2022 - The Northside of Dublin from today will see new e-bikes moving between DCU’s five campuses, as the world’s leading micro-mobility company TIER Mobility launches their first e-bike scheme in Ireland.
Fred Jones, TIER’s Regional General Manager for Northern Europe, said: “We are proud to be able to bring our state-of-the-art e-bikes to Ireland and to demonstrate how useful they can be in connecting DCU’s campuses in an affordable, sustainable and fun way.
DCU President Daire Keogh added: “This e-bike initiative is a welcome expansion of DCU’s productive partnership with TIER. The University’s Climate Action Plan commits us to an ambitious target of net zero carbon emissions. TIER’s e-bikes will give our students and staff a new sustainable transport option to help us achieve that objective, while also increasing connectivity between DCU’s campuses.”
Fred Jones, TIER’s General Manager for Northern Europe, added: “Connecting campuses with e-scooters was always something we wanted to do when legislation allowed, but in the meantime we are glad to be able to show Dublin our cutting-edge e-bikes”.
Mr. Jones continued: “We have been proud of the success of our e-scooter scheme so far alongside DCU and Luna, where we equipped a fleet of scooters with advanced computer vision technology. With this, TIER e-scooters are capable of understanding how many people were in their path, as well as preventing vehicles from being used on footpaths.
Mr. Jones concluded: “This is a useful addition to our existing research pilot project for TIER in Ireland and we are excited to have launched this trial connecting the five campuses of Dublin City University. It is an exciting opportunity for research on modal shift, as we work to help the University to reduce its carbon footprint and offer a more sustainable, safer first and last mile solution. We hope to apply all project learnings to future TIER operations in Ireland.”
+++ENDS+++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.