Electric scooter rentals are a growing business, particularly in densely-populated urban areas. In many cities, people are eschewing cars altogether as parking becomes ever more difficult and expensive. Ford is already involved with this segment of the transportation world, as it owns Spin – a San Francisco-based scooter-sharing company that touts app-based reservations as a major differentiator. And now, Ford is taking the Spin scooter business international for the first time.
The Spin scooter service has already launched in Cologne, Germany, and is also set to land in Dortmund and Essen next week.
These launches utilize the latest iteration of Spin scooter, which features a large sturdy frame, a wide platform, and solid rubber tires designed to provide a smooth and comfortable ride on European cobblestone streets.