Universal docking and charging infrastructure solutions for electric micromobility vehicles provider Duckt has been acquired by Silicon Valley-based Micromobility-as-a-Service ACTON for an undisclosed amount. The purchase is an extension of an already present relationship, with the joint offer servicing over 100 cities around the globe including Paris, New York, and San Francisco.
With urban e-mobility clearly here to stay, as with most and many things bureaucratic, cities are struggling to catch up to the growing newer of consumer e-bikes and e-scooters on the streets. With its precision vehicle tracking, Duckt’s offer helps these cities, and e-mobility operators and users, to organise public space, lower operation costs, and provide a simple, secure universal charge station.
“Duckt has built a solution that solves one of the biggest challenges facing micromobility today - building smart parking and charging networks,” explained Acton CEO and co-founder Janelle Wang. “Combining our intelligent e-vehicle technology with their infrastructure in a single, connected platform puts us in a unique position in the market. Acton can deliver its B2B and B2G customers a sustainable, turnkey MaaS solution that is unrivaled in terms of quality, flexibility, and level of integration.”
On the acquisition, Duckt’s primary backer EIT InnoEnergy’s head of mobility Jennifer Dungs commented, “The Acton and Duckt merger makes for a perfect growth story. Together, they really have it all; well-designed, high-quality vehicles, the software to manage operations cost-efficiently, broadly compatible charging and docking stations plus the experience and capacity for large-scale roll-out. For any given city or corporate looking to plug an off-the-shelf micromobility solution into their transport offering, it does not get much better than this.”