With increased cycling infrastructure, public discourse and political will across Europe to create more sustainable cities, an ever-increasing number of commuters are choosing a more sustainable way for intra-travel.
Cashing in on the trend, Berlin-based electric mobility subscription startup Dance is expanding its reach in five cities and three countries while boosting its vehicle fleet.
The German startup is also expanding the service area in its home market to better connect people across the capital.
Started by SoundCloud founders Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss and Alexander Ljung, together with the co-founder of Jimdo, Christian Springub, the platform is currently live in Germany in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, with Vienna and Paris operations being unveiled in spring 2022.
It has also expanded its product line to include electric mopeds and low-step version of its custom-designed e-bike. Both models are powered by the Dance app, which provides insights such as distance, speed, time in ride while estimating the CO2 that would have been produced if the member had chosen a car instead. All members will have access to repairs and maintenance.
Eric Quidenus-Wahlforss, co-founder and CEO, Dance said: “Our goal at Dance has always been to spark a global movement towards creating safer, more livable cities by offering a flexible and convenient way to travel. Now is the right time. With increased cycling infrastructure, public discourse and political will across Europe to create more sustainable cities, we can help more people choose a more sustainable commute.”
Christian Springub, cofounder and COO, Dance added: “By offering electric mopeds, we can welcome more people to our movement. Our subscription has got even more compelling to city dwellers.”