In what’s been an exciting year for the e-mobility startup, GO Sharing are ending the year with a bang as this investment marks its first move into Southern Europe. The urban transport disruptors expanded across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Turkey after raising €50 million in April this year. Then, at the beginning of December the young company, founded in 2019, announced a pioneering partnership to add electric shared cars to its portfolio.
GO Sharing has a vision to revolutionise urban transportation, creating a “green planet with shared mobility by everyone, for everyone”. This launch into Southern Europe marks the next phase of bringing the GO Sharing mission global.
This new partnership will see Zig Zag become 100% electric, thanks to an initial delivery of 500 GO Sharing e-mopeds to Italy. In January the green electric shared mopeds will colour the streets of Rome, with an aim to grow the fleet to 3000 shared e-mopeds and 1500 e-bikes spread across 10 Italian cities by the end of 2022.
Founded in 2015 as the first Italian moped sharing operator, Zig Zag Sharing currently operates over 700 mopeds in Milan, Rome, Turin and Florence. The company has over 130,000 users and it partners with large Italian companies like train operator Trenitalia, post logistic provider Poste, Telepass and Telepass Pay as well as Axpo, one of the largest renewable utility companies in Europe. Zig Zag has also established several partnerships with major Italian universities.
The Zig Zag Sharing vehicles will eventually all be branded in GO Sharing style – with expected completion in the first half of 2022. Until the Italian launch of the GO Sharing app in early 2022, the e-mopeds can be booked through the Zig Zag Sharing app.
Zig Zag Sharing founders Emanuele Grazioli and Diego Rocca said: “We founded Zig Zag Sharing in 2015 in Rome with the ambition to change the status quo, bringing new mobility solutions to fight the traffic and pollution in our Italian cities while providing a sustainable, safe and fun solution to our customers, with the users always at the centre of our developments. The unique opportunity provided by the GO Sharing team will make our shared values regarding sustainability the focal point for our teams in this joint mission to shape the future of mobility.”