Blinkee launches e-bike service in Polish city

  • July 6, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Polish micro-mobility operator Blinkee has launched its first e-bike sharing service from the city of Rzeszów, using smart vehicles designed and manufactured by Italian company Vaimoo.

Blinkee operates in 47 cities and five European countries with more than 6000 vehicles including mopeds, scooters and traditional bikes. It has launched its first e-bike sharing service with Vaimoo starting with a pilot project in Rzeszów, which will then be extended to other Poland urban centres.

The partnership includes a first supply of smart e-bikes, developed and manufactured by the Italian company and equipped with IoT connectivity technology that allows vehicles to be integrated with the Polish operator’s management system.

This operation will allow Blinkee to expand the current fleet of vehicles in coherence with its strategy of delivering a multimodal offer, using the e-bikes for sharing.

Vaimoo sees this as an important partnership that strengthens its international presence after agreements and implementations in Copenhagen, Rotterdam and the UK. The system uses IoT technology to offer increasingly efficient, flexible, inclusive and integrated mobility services.

“We are very proud to cooperate with Blinkee,” said Matteo Pertosa, CEO of Vaimoo. “This agreement gives us the opportunity to collaborate with an important European player in micro-mobility and represents another step in our growth strategy focused on the development of high-value mobility systems, integrated and tailored for smart cities.”

Vaimoo says its goals fit perfectly with Blinkee’s strategy to create alternative transportation services that are safe, fully accessible with low emissions, and that provide an innovative mobility experience.

“Introducing a new generation of electric bikes to our offer is a realisation of the concept of multimodal transportation for cities,” said Marcin Maliszewski, CEO of Blinkee. “In today’s world the most important values are health and time, and ecological bikes are the easiest and actually the only way to fight smog and traffic jams in metropolises.”