Spin, the micro-mobility unit of Ford Motor Company that crafted the first stationless micro-mobility permit in the United States of America, announced its international expansion plans. The company will launch its first international fleet of dockless electric scooters in Cologne this Spring, with other German cities soon to follow. To further bolster its presence internationally, Spin will apply for the upcoming Paris e-scooter share permit in France next month and will explore opportunities in the United Kingdom including private partnerships and pending e-scooter share trials.
With over 20 exclusive partnerships in the United States of America, Spin is a trusted partner to over 60 cities and 25 universities, developing a long-term affordable and reliable alternative to commuting for communities. Through its Partnership Promise, Spin prides itself on putting riders’ safety first, working closely with local governments to obtain permission prior to entering new markets, and scaling its fleet responsibly. Spin also works with private companies, advocacy and local community groups to create a genuine transportation solution that addresses the needs and challenges of each city and college campus.
“We believe that community integration is integral to our long-term success. That’s why we have local teams dedicated to listening to the people in the communities we operate, gathering feedback so that we can offer the best service possible,” said Euwyn Poon, Co-Founder and President of Spin. “Last year, we increased the number of U.S. cities in which we operate by 600 percent. We look forward to working collaboratively with cities and universities throughout Europe to bring the joyful, safe, and seamless Spin experience to the international community.”
Since joining the Ford family in November 2018, Spin and Ford have partnered to scale the business in new markets, successfully run operations, and offer a sustainable and genuine transportation solution. Earlier this year, Spin announced its plans to heavily invest in product and infrastructure projects. The company has installed hundreds of Spin charging Hubs across the U.S.A. that address issues such as scooter clutter and accessibility of scooters.
Since its acquisition by Ford in November 2018, Spin’s team has grown significantly from 24 employees to over 600 employees. The company is currently hiring in Germany for local corporate and fleet operation positions.
For more information about Spin in English and German, visit the official website https://www.spin.app/.