Micromobility companies Bolt and Dott have been awarded renewed licenses to operate e-scooters, e-bikes and cargo bikes in Milan, Italy until 2026.
As a result, more than 2,000 Bolt e-scooters will continue to be available in the Italian city, while 2,000 e-bikes and 15 cargo bikes will be added to the operator’s micromobility fleet.
Furthermore, Bolt, which has provided e-scooter operations in Milan since 2022, will launch ParkAssit+, an upgraded version of the company’s AI-based parking system, which is designed to ensure Bolt scooters are correctly parked, both in terms of location and position.
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Meanwhile, Dott’s contract involves the provision of 2,000 e-scooters and 2,000 e-bikes.
Dott’s e-scooter fleet will consist of fully refurbished vehicles in order to reduce emissions associated with manufacturing and transporting new units, while some e-bikes be equipped with child seats.
Fabio Re, country manager at Bolt in Italy, said: “We are proud of the trust that the city of Milan has shown in Bolt, and we are looking forward to continuing our work together to shape sustainable mobility habits in the years to come.”
Andrea Giaretta, general manager for Italy at Dott, said: “Our truly multimodal service, offering both e-scooters and e-bikes, ensures we can best support public transport to help increase a shift from cars to more sustainable travel.”
As part of the Milan’s efforts to regulate micromobility in the city, riders will be required to park only at allocated spots defined by authorities.
To end their trip, users must upload a photo of their parked vehicle, ensuring responsible and orderly parking practices.
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