Dutch e-mobility giant, GO Sharing is zooming into Italy and making mobility more sustainable in Rome, having today introduced 500 shared e-mopeds to the Eternal City. This follows the company’s announcement in December 2021 to take the majority stake of Zig Zag Sharing.
Founded in Amsterdam in 2019, GO Sharing has the vision to revolutionise urban transportation, creating a “green planet with shared mobility by everyone, for everyone”. The company offers shared e-mopeds, e-bikes and shared electric cars throughout the Netherlands, Belgium (Antwerp and Brussels), Germany (Saarbrücken), Austria (Vienna), Italy (Florence, Milan, Rome and Turin) and Turkey (Istanbul), and is a European leader in the e-mobility space. All GO Sharing vehicles are 100% electric.
Founded in 2015 in Italy, Zig Zag Sharing will now, with this new fleet, be offering fully electric mobility options, aimed at raising the awareness of sustainable mobility amongst citizens and tourists in Rome. In the transition phase towards the full GO Sharing brand, all vehicles will feature the Zig Zag – GO Sharing shared brand and can be rented and managed through the Italian Zig Zag app. The new e-mopeds that replace Zig Zag’s Yamaha Tricity 125cc model already present in Rome, are lighter and therefore more accessible.
This is only the first step of a corporate strategy that aims for a strong expansion in Rome and throughout Italy, focusing on all-around sustainability.
The service not only aims to push the adoption of the shared electric mobility model but emphasizes the importance of an entire more sustainable ecosystem. A concrete example is an agreement with the energy company Pulsee, thanks to which the use of energy coming exclusively from renewable sources is guaranteed to recharge the GO Sharing/Zig Zag fleet. The next goal is to reach 1,500 shared e-mopeds in Rome by the end of the year and extend the offer to free-floating bike sharing.
Emanuele Grazioli and Diego Rocca, Founders of Zig Zag Sharing, commented: “Rome has always been an important point of reference for us. We were born here and our goal is to be an active part and engine of change in the city that looks to sustainability and that inevitably passes through greener lifestyles and mobility choices. The future roadmap starts from the capital and points to a revolution in terms of national sustainability. This will take place through two lines: the expansion of the team and the expansion of the offer with new scooters and e-bikes.”