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7 Best eScooter Apps In 2020: Let’s Know All About It

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Dec 2020
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Several cities prefer eScooter apps for their daily commutes, such as San Jose, LA, Washington DC, and some others. These eScooters are the future of commuters who are attending colleges, tuition, classes, office, and several other places. The market size for this new affordable vehicle is increasing in cities. The global electric scooter market size was valued at $17,630 million in 2017 and is expected to rise at a CAGR of 12.8% during the forecast period, as per the research reports.
The increase in carbon emissions and greenhouse gases is why people are switching to electric scooters in the next 8 years. Escooter apps such as Spin, Dott, Bird, Limebike, Skip are gaining money just like their car-sharing counterpart Uber does.
Talking of new players in the eScooter industry, a Berlin-based mobile startup, Wind Mobility, offers dockless eScooter rental services. This company has raised $22 million in seed funding, giving aggressive competition to its competitors, Lime & Bird.
Let’s talk about the 7 best eScooter apps by top app developers 2020 in detail and know what features made them the best.
1. Bird - Electric Vehicle Sharing Company
Bird is a dockless scooter sharing startup based in Santa Monica, California. It is well-known for operating eScooters in North American cities for $1 to rent and 15 cents a minute.
Bird has launched its eScooter services in Paris and is planning to hire 1000 employees by mid-2021. Moreover, the company also intends to bring eScooters to Tel Aviv.
People can locate & unlock the eScooter via a smartphone app with a broad range of features.
Bird comes with ample features that make it one of the best eScooter apps; they are:
- Maps to find a scooter nearby.
- Real-time GPS tracking
- Smart lock
- Payment gateway integration
- QR code integration to lock & unlock
2. Lime - Your Ride Anytime
lime - your ride anytime
Another best eScooter app, Lime, was founded in 2017 and is one of the most exciting scooter startups, helping people to move in their cities economically and comfortably while preventing their carbon footprint.
The company recently raised $335 million and collaborated with transport company Uber. The company has also spread its wings overseas by launching its services in Madrid, releasing 100s of eScooters in Spain’s Capital. Lime has already hit more than 3 million rides across the fleets of bikes & scooters.
Lime has distinguished its bikes & scooters with a physical storefront to convince users for on-demand mobility. The company plans to start a lifestyle brand store in the Californian city, Santa Monica, to rent vehicles straight from the store and charge them. The full-time manager will direct the users, and his role includes supervising stock levels and everyday operations.
The startup has launched its eScooter services in Sydney in the previous month and is planning to handle the market differently from its forerunners with heavier eScooters, consultations with local councils & a team of 50 to run its Australian operations.
The Lime rider requires to install the app in the device to check nearby eScooters, scan the QR code, or enter a no. to unlock and lock up safely when finished riding.
Below are some great features of this app:
- Find a Lime-S nearby
- Safe & secure payment via payment gateway integration
- Unlock your ride
3. Spin - Ride Your Way
Founded in 2016, Spin is a startup incorporated by Zaizhuang Cheng, Derrick Ko, and Euwyn Poon. The company has raised a total funding amount of $8 million, led by shareholders like Exponent, Grishin Robotics, and CRCM Ventures.
The company is raising around $125 million via blockchain-based security token offering, according to TechCrunch. This is one of the most popular eScooter service providers available in 19 US cities.
Below are a few fantastic features offered by Spin:
- Map to locate the nearest e-bikes.
- Enter your payment information & receive an automatic free trip
- QR code to unlock the bike & ride it
4. Skip - an eScooter app
This company is an SFO-based dockless scooter startup launched by Boosted Boards. This startup has raised around $6 million in funding with top strategies, according to TechCrunch.
The startup has been allowed to operate in Portland under a new program that aims to measure how the controversial form of micro-transportation will squeeze in the city.
The Skip app allows the users to locate nearby eScooters & books in advance. The top features of this app are:
- Map to find the eBike nearby
- Schedule Ride lets users schedule the ride in advance
- Unlock the bike with the QR code
- Make a payment of the ride via payment gateway integration
- Social media integration to share with buddies & family.
5. Goat - Dockless Scooter Rental
goat - dockless escooter rental
This company is based in Austin and has been officially allowed by its transport department for its pilot program. The company’s representative says that the company plans to resume partnering with local cities to launch its eScooter service across the country.
Some of the top features of this app are:
- Promptly locate an eScooter nearby on the map
- Book a scooter in advance with the schedule feature
- Unlock scooter via QR code and ride anywhere
- Share with your buddies & ride together via social media integration
6. Wind Mobility - Smart eScooter Sharing
This is a Berlin & Barcelona-based micro-mobility startup that commenced its operations in 2017 by Eric Wang. The company offers safe, convenient, and fun last-mile transportation services. This Berlin-based mobility startup recently raised $22 million in seed funding, competing with Lime & Bird.
This smart eScooter sharing app has the following top features:
- Find eScooters nearby
- Unlock with one tap using the Wind app
- Enjoy your ride & make payments
- End your ride & lock the scooter
7. Scoot
This is an SFO-based eScooter company founded in 2012. This eScooter company has been picked to be 1 of the 2 operators of kick bikes in SFO under a new program proposed by the SFMTA.
This new program is dedicated to catering to the urban transportation needs of those people who need the last mile transport service. To use this app, you simply need to download it and,
- Search nearby eBikes
- Unlock with one tap with the Scoot app
- Enjoy your ride & make payments
- End your ride & lock the bike
These are the 7 fantastic eScooter apps that are doing incredibly well in the market. Considering the growth and success of these apps, if you plan to start app development, now is a good time to do so.
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