By banning the 15,000 shared electric scooters from its territory on September 1st, did Paris have a chance to remain one of the world capitals of micromobility? Many doubted it. Admittedly, the three brands (Lime, Dott and Tier) that operated scooters in the capital also offered electric bikes without charging stations. But converting scooter enthusiasts, a fun means of transport that requires no effort, into e-bike users was not easy.
Studies on the subject provided an overview of this. According to an analysis carried out in May 2022 by the transport specialist firm T6, 12% of shared scooter users would switch to the rental electric bicycle if the first service were to disappear. More optimistically, Paris City Hall said in the first quarter of 2023 that the conversion rate would be 50%. In addition, while private operators such as Lime, Dott and Tier were the only ones to offer their service on the Internet, they would be able to...
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