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Dott, the responsible micromobility operator, will launch a fleet of 2,000 shared e-scooters in the city of Madrid in the coming months. Dott was selected following a competitive tender process, as one of three operators to win a three-year contract in the Spanish Capital.
Users will benefit from brand new vehicles, featuring large (12”) wheels for stability, front, rear and indicator lights, and a phone holder. The e-scooters will join an existing fleet of Dott e-bikes which have been operating in Madrid from March 2021, providing riders with more flexibility to choose the vehicle which best suits their needs at different times.
Maxim Romain, Co-Founder and COO, Dott, said: “The launch in Madrid marks a turning point for our service in Spain, and a major increase in the number of vehicles we operate there as we bring efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transport to the Capital city. We will bring our experience of collaborating closely with city authorities across Europe to ensure that we offer a reliable service for our riders whilst respecting all other road users and pedestrians.”
Dott is the responsible city partner, and supports regulation to ensure that its vehicles are carefully integrated. Vehicles can be found and parked at one of over 300 parking spots located across the city.
All e-scooters will be fitted with licence plates, which ensures greater accountability from riders, and make it easier to report those who disregard the highway code. Any vehicles that are reported as badly parked will be removed within one hour of Dott being notified, keeping streets and sidewalks clear for all other road users and pedestrians.
Dott is focused on minimising its impact on the environment, and uses 100% electric vehicles and cargo bikes to support its operations with battery swaps and fleet movement. E-scooters are charged with renewable energy and vehicle lifespans are extended through careful maintenance and repairs.
A safe and reliable service
Teams of in-house, expert mechanics are responsible for maintaining Dott’s vehicles, ensuring that they are safe and reliable for riders whenever they are needed. E-scooters are checked over during every battery swap, as well as during a programme of regular maintenance .
Speed limits are built into Dott’s vehicles, with lower speeds set for heavily pedestrian areas. To encourage safe riding, over 1 million spaces will be made available at a series of regular safe driving courses, which will be free to join.
The Dott experience
Dott’s e-scooters are available to hire through the Dott app, with passes available offering greater value for regular users.
To ensure that a vehicle is always available where and when it’s needed, software will ensure that vehicles cannot be parked in bays that are full, creating an even balance of vehicle availability across the city.
When ending a trip, the rider must take a photo of their parking, with 100% of images validated manually to confirm correct parking.
The environment and social impact are at the heart of every business decision at Dott. The micromobility company has set out its goals and progress at ridedott.com/sustainability.
Dott is a European micromobility operator founded by Henri Moissinac and Maxim Romain, with the mission to free our cities with clean rides for everyone. Dott currently operates over 40,000 e-scooters and 10,000 e-bikes in top cities in Belgium, France, Israel, Italy, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Dott has won two of the biggest micromobility tenders in the world, in both Paris and in London. Dott has a staff of over 600, with its main teams located in Amsterdam, London and Paris.