One of the main challenges of the pandemic has been getting to work whilst respecting social distancing. As many cities across Europe continue to allow workers to travel to the office, companies are doing what they can to help reduce the spread of the virus.
Paris is very densely populated and it can be difficult to get around, especially during rush hour. Pony have come up with a scheme to help alleviate commuter congestion and get people to where they need to be without delay.
500 pony-branded Fifteen electric bikes can be found in and around metro lines 1 and 13, the busiest parts of the city.
Setting up in Paris is no mean feat
After pony and Fifteen’s successful pilot in Grenoble, the logical next step was to expand to another city. Having already won this tender in the environmentally-conscious Grenoble, pony was ready to take on the challenge of Paris. Much like Grenoble, the government is wary about letting new players set up in the city, but perhaps even more so.
You may remember in July 2020 when the local government clamped down on scooter companies, they gave out just 3 licences - 3 golden tickets - to operate in their city. Applicants were judged on their environmental responsibility, the safety of users and their ability to manage and maintain their fleet.
Why Pony chose Fifteen bikes
For pony, the safety of their users is paramount. This was one of the main reasons why they chose to operate Fifteen’s electric bikes.