GO Sharing starts today with the roll-out of 5.000 new electric shared scooters. The new shared scooters, which retain their familiar appearance, have been developed by our own R&D department and equipped with, among other things, an improved kickstand, footrests, helmet top box and mirrors. The improvements came about after an analysis of user data, feedback and many tests at the new, 2.000m2 R&D location in Den Bosch.
Since the foundation of GO Sharing in 2019, more than 40 million kilometers have been driven with the green electric shared scooters. The company has grown into a market leader in three years and is now active in 10.000 countries with more than 5 shared vehicles. That is why GO Sharing has decided to also carry out the design and technical development of the shared transport itself. The new R&D department, located in a 2.000 m2 warehouse in Den Bosch, works daily to improve the service and the shared vehicles.
GO Sharing has analyzed data and feedback from users for the innovations on the next 5.000 shared scooters. For example, it turned out that the scooters sometimes struggled on the trestle stand. A side stand made it easier for scooters to tip over. That is why GO Sharing has developed a buck stand that can be operated with one toe.
The new shared scooters also get a different type of passenger footrests and a bell instead of the horn that sometimes startled fellow road users. In addition to some other improvements, such as non-removable mirrors and a different type of tire that offers more stability in different weather conditions, there are also a number of technical improvements under the hood.
In preparation for the upcoming helmet requirement in July of this year, the shared scooters will receive a top case that has been specifically developed for helmets. The new top box is sturdier and has a special helmet holder, which keeps track of whether the helmet is placed in the top box and taken out of the top box while driving.