Rental firm hopes to deploy 10,000 e-scooters nationwide
Superpedestrian, one of several international rental firms interested in Ireland, hopes to get the go-ahead later this year
Superpedestrian, a US-based scooter-sharing business, aims to deploy 3,000 scooters in Dublin and 10,000 nationwide.
The government is expected to introduce legislation for e-scooters later this year, with local authorities to grant licences to sharing businesses. Superpedestrian expects to employ around 20 to 30 staff in Ireland directly, should it win a licence for Dublin.
“Ireland is a great place for shared scooters. For most journeys you don’t need a car and shared scooters can provide a great solution for short trips,” Haya Verwoord Douidri, vice-president for EMEA at Superpedestrian, told the Business Post.