the beginning of the year had to Lime, Zurich-300 electric threading Scooter, because several drivers due to a software error, damaged. In the same month, the 50 E-Trottinette of a competitor Bird went into the winter break. Now a provider from Berlin, is entering the market.
On Monday, the company LMTS launched the "Flash"Scooters. 550 Scooter is meant to be in the whole city area. Since November 50 E-scooters tested LMTS under the name of "This is not a Scooter" in Zurich. So far, a Test will be held in Berlin, according to the head of marketing, Torge bark Holtz only 50 scooters. In Basel there is since the end of February 200 "Flash"Scooters.
The Scooter is to compete according to the bark Holtz also the car. "Why stand in traffic jams, if you flexibly and efficiently to the lake can drive?", he asks. The "Flash" is an environmentally friendly type of locomotion. The concept focuses on the last mile. So commuters should require and the E-scooter is the last stage of about to the workplace. Also a cooperation with the public TRANSPORT providers was planned.
Torge bark Holtz explains the Features of the "Flash". Video: Tamedia
Ecologically, will be loud bark Holtz also the maintenance. The battery goes out, it will be displayed in the main headquarters in Zurich-Enge. Employees collect the Scooters with electric vans. For each, the need to the charging station, is set according to the bark Holtz is a fully loaded in the transport.
welcome to the sechseläuten square
"Flash" is aware of the fact that hundreds Trottinette change the city's image. "For us, the cooperation with the authorities is important," says bark Holtz. With a lot of technology, the company regulates the availability of E-Scooters. With GPS data zones can prevail, in which the Companion cannot be stopped. For example, during occasions on the six-ringing place.
you do not try to Park on the square, the. The App shows where the nearest car Park. The maximum speed of Flash can take "" effect. For the promenade, the company has agreed with the city: "There can be no faster than 12 kilometers per hour," says bark Holtz.
3.15 francs from the HB to the Hürlimann-Areal
to find a "Flash"Trotti, a search through the Smartphone App. To Unlock you scan the QR Code on the Handlebars. The cost of a franc. Per Minute 25 cents. You meet a colleague or just wants to post shortly in the Kiosk something, you can pause the rental for a maximum of five minutes – for 10 cents per Minute. If you prefer to pay per kilometre, you can change the in the App. The kilometre costs 90 centimes.
The 2.2-kilometre-long journey from the main station to the Hürlimann-Areal costs according to the provider, 3.15 francs. The twelve members of the Flash Team to develop the Service continuously. So such customers should pay less if you use the E-Trottinette daily Commute.
On Friday, the E-Trottinette the media presented. A test drive has confirmed this to be a promise of the provider: The Scooter is very stable. With the right thumb, one on the Gas. The speed can be with a bit of feeling good regulate.
driving is on the road. That is the law. The 20 miles per hour feels fast. In the hectic and confusing places, like the Bahnhofstrasse or Paradeplatz, one is tempted, on pavements to avoid. Unlike a scooter, the word literal is to Queue at the red light, surrounded by cars, getting used to.
self-test: driving a "Flash"-Trotti by Zurich. Video: Tamedia
The initial respect is soon overcome, to keep the Balance is easy. Pushed the Scooter a classic scooter. It is only when he has a little momentum, the reaction of the start button. Thus, the vehicle can not nozzles inadvertently.
The App is here for Android Phone download, and here for the iPhone.
Created: 29.03.2019, 18:45 PM