This summer, travel is going to look similar to last year — restricted, local, and booked on short notice. With mandatory quarantines and increased hassle with flying, many more people will be staying local this summer. But that doesn’t mean there is a lack of opportunity to explore the region. Instead, campervans, RVs, and motorhomes are seeing an increase in popularity due to the pandemic. Last year, 24% of people wanted to take a shorter trip that didn’t involve flying.

Globally, the recreational vehicle market is expected to grow 7% between 2019 to 2025, with the value of the market…

Shared electric mobility, from electric bikes, mopeds, kick scooters to cars, is trending like never before. However, the cost of the battery and the associated operations around charging them constitutes a significant fraction of the investment and operational costs. At the same time, great measures are being taken to decrease the costs of recharging the vehicles. In this blog, we dig into how shared micromobility vehicles are recharged today and then we deep dive into two industry-specific charging trends.

A quick recap: How is recharging done today?

Electric carsharing mainly depends on conductive (cable-based) charging stations somewhere within the service area, though some operators have piloted inductive (cable-free)…

At Micromobility World, we hosted a session with Enrico Howe to deep dive into moped sharing technology. In summary, the session highlighted the need for reliable and flexible technology, which includes three key components: connected vehicles, fleet management software, and sharing software with a user app. The changing mobility landscape, alongside increasing regulations from cities, creates a need to have technology that is flexible and adaptable to implement new features as needed. Watch the session here and read through our audience Q&A below:

Has the perceived lack of safety affected the adoption of moped sharing?

Many factors need to be considered here and depend on specific market characteristics. This includes moped riding…

Micromobility, whether it be e-mopeds, kick scooters, or bikes, are a climate-friendly solution for transportation. These light vehicles have less maintenance needs compared to a car and take up much less road and parking space. But because micromobility is a fairly nascent industry, there are still many lessons to be learned to make these operations successful.

After an insight-packed three days at Micromobility World and hearing from a range of players in the industry, we narrowed down the key areas we see today that pave the path towards profitability:

  1. Hardware
  2. Battery charging
  3. Location
  4. City regulations

Before diving into the details…

Mobility-as-a-Service, commonly referred to as MaaS, connects people with a network of transportation options, from public transit to shared mobility services. MaaS has a lot of potential, and cities and operators are still in the early phases of adopting MaaS on a larger scale.

In this “lessons from” edition, we interview John Nuutinen, CEO of SkedGo. SkedGo enables corporations, transit agencies, and cities to create their own MaaS app with their white-label solution. As an active member of MaaS Alliance, SkedGo is paving the way for more environmentally-friendly trips in cities worldwide.

What trends do you see in the mobility space?

The mega trends we have observed are:

  • Growing…

For the shared mobility industry, as for many others, 2020 was primarily defined by the pandemic. 2021 will be different: The team at Invers expects the shared mobility market to pick up significantly as the pandemic winds down.

Five trends have been identified by the experts at INVERS, the inventor of automated vehicle sharing, that will have a decisive impact on the shared mobility market this year:

1. Subscription services: strongly on the rise

The need for flexible individual mobility is growing, especially due to the pandemic. Customers want to own their own vehicle but prefer not to tie themselves down; they want to rent for short…

This past year did not go as planned with growth and expansion plans halted due to the pandemic. Despite the difficulties the pandemic caused for many people, the reaction from cities to accommodate the movement of people, through curbside dining to more bike lanes to slow streets, have brought more attention to the need to look at what people need: NOT cars.

Last year, we highlighted revamped streets as a key aspect of influencing the trajectory of shared mobility. Even before the pandemic, complete streets — which dedicate road space for walking, biking, busses, as well as cars — were…

At INVERS, our vision is to make the global use of shared vehicles more convenient and affordable than ownership, by empowering shared mobility operators worldwide with our technology. We will be shifting our product development focus to further meet the needs of developers worldwide, offering shared mobility operators tech infrastructure and building blocks for the development of reliable and scalable solutions for shared mobility operations. The aim is to deliver technology solutions that provide operators the flexibility to select the best vehicles for their fleet irrespective of technical restrictions. They should be able to adapt their software setup at any…

Key Takeaways

  • The more options, the better. Moped sharing fills in the gap for middle-distance trips. But overcoming challenges related to infrastructure (ie: on-street charging, curbside parking) and profitability (ie: city fees, permits) need to be addressed on both the city and operator level to make moped sharing work in North America.
  • New safety measures from Revel have decreased crashed rates by 50% from June to September. Addressing user behaviour is key to creating safer riders.
  • There has been a growing demand for long-term rentals due to people prioritizing health over convenience during the pandemic. …

Most cities are in the midst of another pandemic wave, and lockdowns are being implemented once again, limiting how people move around the city. This time, however, operators have experience in dealing with a pandemic environment. Operators have more insight to better manage the change in utilization and consumer needs.

Enrico Howe, independent researcher at, shared insights he discovered while compiling a report for INVERS and fluctuo. This analysis looked at three periods: September 2019 (pre-COVID), mid-March to mid-April 2020 (first COVID peak), and September 2020 (post-first peak). …

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