Bosch launches eScooter sharing service under new Coup brand
3 August 2016, Stuttgart/Berlin – Bosch is launching its new Coup eScooter sharing service in Berlin. Coup, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch, now provides Berlin residents with a new mobility option featuring a simple pricing model. Customers can now find, reserve, and use their nearest eScooter at any time.
After reaching their destination, they simply drop off the scooter anywhere in the city center. “With Coup, Bosch is launching its first purely end-user and concessions business in the mobility sector and creating a new independent brand,” says Dr. Markus Heyn, the member of the Bosch board of management responsible for the project. Two hundred connected and all-electric scooters produced by Gogoro, a leading eScooter brand, will be available for the launch in Berlin.
Large cities are characterised by traffic jams and a shortage of parking spaces, yet they also trigger the desire for individual mobility. “Coup wants to help overcome the urban mobility challenge,” Heyn says. Especially the younger generation demands mobility and flexibility – owning a car is no longer seen as necessary. “Mobility requirements and demands are changing. Bosch wants to shape this change with their own mobility and service solutions,” Heyn says.
As a result, the company is already working on solutions for connected parking management, cloud-based fleet management, and app-based mobility assistants that support the multimodal use of different types of transport. The new Coup sharing service represents an additional building block for the Mobility Solutions business sector.
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