On-Demand Scooter Rental Hits Streets Of Berlin
Electronic sharing service Coup partners with Gogoro to bring inexpensive and smart rides to tourists
New Yorkers have Citibike, Parisians have Vélib’, and the Danish have GoBike. Now, Berliners have an even greater—and faster—way to get around their city thanks to a new partnership between transportation provider Gogoro and a smart, electronic scooter sharing service named Coup.
Launching with an initial fleet of 200 Gogoro Smartscooters, Coup will be available in several Berlin neighborhoods like Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, and Kreuzberg. The electric scooters can be rented with an accompanying Coup app that lets anyone 21 and older locate, book and pay for a scooter from their mobile device. The scooters are also very affordable and well-suited for exploring Berlin, costing 3 euros for half an hour or 20 euros for an entire day. The scooters have batteries that need to be replaced after approximately 50 miles of travel, a task that the Coup team will be responsible for.