VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 8, 2019 – LOOPShare Ltd. (TSX-V: LOOP) (OTC: LPPPF), world’s first fully-integrated electric scooter sharing platform, has entered into a letter of intent with GreenMo Rent BV (GreenMo) to expand its electric scooter ride-sharing service into Europe.
GreenMo is the European market leader in the rental of electric vehicles. These include electric scooters, electric vans and electric bicycles, for last mile delivery focused on meal, parcel delivery, and mail delivery in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England. GreenMo currently has a fleet of over 3,000 electric vehicles deployed in Europe.
LOOPShare and GreenMo will launch a pilot deployment of 55 electric scooters for ridesharing in the Netherlands, with plans to expand the fleet after conclusion of the pilot rapidly. The pilot will last for three months commencing in summer of 2019.
After the completion of the pilot period, subject to the attainment of certain key performance indicators, the parties intend to enter into a formal joint venture to deploy electric scooters for ridesharing in additional cities in the Netherlands and across Europe, operating as ‘Loop Europe.’
The transaction between LOOPShare and GreenMo allows LOOPShare to expand into Europe with a proven partner in the electric vehicle segment and provides GreenMo with access to the proprietary LOOPShare platform and the company’s ridesharing expertise.
“I am very impressed with the team at GreenMo, their operational excellence, and the rapid triple-digit growth that GreenMo has achieved in recent years,” said Anwar Sukkarie, LOOPShare president and CEO. “GreenMo is the ideal partner for LOOPShare in Europe as they have existing expertise in the electric vehicle segment, presence in several European cities, and are well positioned to provide on the ground operational support for the venture. Combining GreenMo’s service offering with LOOPShare’s technology and expertise in shared electric scooter fleet deployment and management, represents a strong, competitive market presence with a significant opportunity for growth in Europe.”
Doeke Boersma, managing director of GreenMo, commented: “LOOPShare’s unique scooter design and telematics provide competitive advantages that make its scooters more desirable to ride. However, most important are their passive and active safety features, and particularly these latest innovations we’re announcing today. This partnership capitalises on the strength of our established service platform, that will provide LOOPShare with a head-start vis-a-vis its peers and concurs with our strategy to tap into the most promising – and fastest expanding -market in the world, that of mirco-mobility and ridesharing.”
The transaction with GreenMo is conditional on the execution of a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”) and the satisfaction of certain conditions that will be contained in the Agreement. These conditions will include, among other things, the receipt of all other necessary consents, approvals and authorizations required by either party.
GreenMo Rent is the market leader in the full-service rental of electric vehicles in Western Europe. These include electric scooters, electric vans and electric bicycles, for last mile delivery focused on meal and mail delivery in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and England. GreenMo Rent’s full-service rental concept consists of a wide product range of very high-quality vehicles, mobility guarantee, preventive periodic maintenance and all-risk insurance. To learn more, visit www.greenmo.nl.
LOOPShare Ltd. is an emerging global leader in ridesharing, micro-mobility and sustainable transportation. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Saturna Green Systems Inc., it has commercialized a first generation, wireless ruggedized 7-inch touchscreen dashboard with telematics functionality for electric inner-city vehicles. LOOPShare’s highly specialized display enables a broad range of services for consumer, tourism or commercial use.
LOOPShare offers connected end-to-end solutions for inner-city transportation vehicles specifically geared toward Transportation-as-a-Service (TaaS). Through Zone Operators worldwide, LOOPShare is implementing TaaS solutions that offer commuter convenience and tourist applications to subscribers based on LOOPShare’s state-of-the-art, wireless electric two-wheel vehicle sharing technology. To learn more, visit www.loopscooters.com.
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