The shared economy trend is here to stay and Felyx jumps on board in Amsterdam, bringing shared electric scooters to the city. They raised capital by informal investors (€400.000) and an ongoing crowd funding campaign (450.000) to launch in Amsterdam.
Felyx provides mobility
Felyx will launch July 1st with at least 100 electric scooters available for hire per ride. They aspire to improve the city’s mobility by offering mobile transport which can compete with cars in the city. Moreover, the scooters are eco-friendly, they leave no traces of any emission. Amsterdam struggles with busy traffic, foreign visitors and daily crowds which can be hard to handle. Felyx would provide a perfect transportation in combination with public transport, or as an alternative for car sharing. During the launch in Amsterdam, Felyx will be available in Amsterdam Center, East, parts of West and Rivierenbuurt. After Amsterdam a roll-out to other cities is expected. There are no limitations in hire, you can pick up and park the e-scooter everywhere in the city and you pay a fixed price of € 0,30 per minute. You need a mobile phone with Felyx app to locate, book and unlock an e-scooter. Repairs and maintenance will be executed by Helmstadt, an Amsterdam-based company specialised in fleet management and batteries will be recharged on the go, so no hassle for the user at all!
Crowdfunding: adopt your own scooter
Felyx kicks of with 100 scooters in their fleet minimum, but started a crowdfunding campaign for fleet expansion. Adopting an e-scooter will be rewarded with a 6% interest in return, ideal for everybody who wants to contribute to a more viable city. Besides the scooters leaving no carbon footprint, they are build in Europe consisting mainly parts from European suppliers. Very thought through!
Quinten Selhorst: “We’ve noticed Amsterdam traffic is changing and we’re always in a rush to get from A to B. E-scooters perfectly fit in here: it’s a speedy, easy and flexible way to arrive at your destination and it’s easier to take longer distances or combine multiple places. There is a big audience for a flexible and easy way of transportation. Public transport can be very limitary. We’ve looked at cities like Barcelona and Paris and soon we realised this would be a great solution for Amsterdam as well. If our roll-out in Amsterdam works out, it’s also easy to expand to other cities in the Netherlands”.