After two years of work, 250 thousand hires, and about one and a half million km travelled scooters red so they go into retirement. Why? Not used them anyone. Or almost seen the number of customers who used the service was far below expectations. In practice, each scooter was rented an average of only once a day. Ten times less than does a car. But it is not just an economic problem: in the perspective of the scooter sharing at least in this version “super safe” limits of the market. If, on one side the Mp3 three-wheeler gives you more stability, on the other, its weight and its size have limited the market, making it possible to hire only those who are already accustomed to ride a motorcycle or a maxi scooter. And there were other reasons related for example to theft or safety: in the two years we have not had any serious accidents with damage to persons.
The attention to safety and the other is not limited to the choice of the MP3 with braking system with ABS: the scooter has been modified with imporranti better as, for example, limitation of the maximum speed to 90 km/h, the mounting of the black box and the camera.
But it was not enough: in Milan, Rome and Catania scooters were too often still and the Mp3 now return to the leasing company who will resell on the used market through its channels.
The scooter sharing is, in fact, was beaten by the car sharing, with over 600 thousand members, more than 11 thousand rentals a day, and the average of 10 hires per day for car won hands-down the comparison, giving great satisfaction to the Eni. For those loyal to the service offered by Mp3 one small consolation: there are 20 rental days to prepare for the farewell of our beloved Piaggio three-wheeler...
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