Through the initiative of the Catalan company eCooltra, which provides a rental service for its fleet of 1,000 electric scooters, Barcelona is now the European capital with the highest number of e-scooters on its streets.
eCooltra’s 1,000 new e-scooters which have been operating since November 2012 are Go! S3.4 scooters manufactured by the company Govecs.? This model was rated the best electric scooter at the eCarTec Awards. The market price of the Go! S3.4 is approximately €7,000 and it can reach a speed of 84 km/h, with an autonomy range of up to 80 km per charge.
Based on this initiative the company has set up a new monthly e-scooter rental service The service includes road assistance, third-party insurance, driver’s insurance, vehicle maintenance and a helmet, for a price of € 149.
The project, which is supported by Barcelona city council, will entail savings of 720,000 litres of petrol for the city and a reduction in CO2 emissions of more than 340 tons over the next 4 years.