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Dott to roll-out new e-scooters and bikes in Brussels by year's end

E-scooters lined up at a Dott depot in Brussels. (BELGA PHOTO NILS QUINTELIER)
06:03 21/04/2021

Scooter company Dott will use an €85 million cash injection from Belgian capital investment company Sofina to produce and distribute new models of electric scooters and electric bikes. These will already be available in several European cities in the summer, but people in Brussels will have to wait until the winter to use the new vehicles.

The exact timing of the Brussels roll-out depends on the production process and the distribution in cooperation with the other cities. "We can't set an exact date yet, but Brussels users will probably be able to ride new models and e-bikes by the end of 2021," a spokesperson for the Dutch-French company said.

Apart from new vehicles, Dott claims that the investment will mean a better service for users: "We are further committed to technology and development to provide people with more comfort and safety," the spokesperson added.

Sustainability also remains a core value for the scooter company. "Over the past two years, we have been able to reduce our carbon emissions by 56%; but that can and must be improved," the spokesperson explained. For example, Dott intends to only recharge the batteries of its scooters through sustainable forms of energy, such as solar and water energy.

The new investment will also be used to develop and build bicycles and scooters through a more ecologically sound production process. "We want to have as many parts made as possible from recycled material and let the production of those pieces take place within Europe," the spokesperson concluded.

Written by Nick Amies