Tier Mobility has acquired assets from a now-defunct scooter service Coup which is like the moped. Tier Mobility operates a kick-scooter-with-a-motor kind scooter service. Tier Mobility plans to take over Coup that shut down last year and start its own shared moped service.
After the deal was signed, Tier Mobility has received around 5,000 mopeds and a charging infrastructure. With it the company now plans to launch its own moped service (scooter kopen) in Berlin in May. Both the scooter and moped services will be accessible from the main Tier app.
Tier Mobility co-founder and CEO Lawrence Leuschner has said in a statement that they have gained valuable experience with e-scooters and can now use it effectively in the field of e-mopeds. There are many customers who want a slightly faster vehicle for medium distances of 4 to 10 kilometers. Now the company can now offer those people a very good deal with high-quality vehicles.
Tier Mobility based in Berlin, is currently focusing on Europe but it operates in 55 cities across 11 countries. The charges of the service is till unknown. Unit economics was the main issue with Coup. When it shut down Coup had stated that even it is a well-known brand in the market with a loyal customer base that regularly uses their services, operating Coup in the long term has become economically unsustainable.
Coup had partnered with a Taiwanese electric vehicle company Gogoro. Thus one can expect to be able to access the same mopeds with a fresh coat of paint. Before shutting it was operating in Berlin, Paris and Madrid. Tier Mobility might launch a moped service in those cities as well.