European micromobility operator Dott has announced an expansion of the e-bike and e-scooter information available in Google Maps.
Dott’s shared e-bikes and e-scooters are now available through Google Maps in more cities across France, Italy, Spain, Finland, and Belgium and recently launched in new countries such as Sweden, Israel and the Netherlands. When planning a journey, users can find Dott’s e-scooters and e-bikes as a travel option, along with estimates for cost and travel time.
The latest additions follow existing integration between Dott and Google Maps, which was already in place across Paris, Brussels, London, Rome, Cologne and Warsaw among others.
When searching a journey, Google Maps displays a Dott option, which features more details showing the closest available vehicle, walking distance and battery status. Riders are then directed to the Dott app where they can make the journey and choose to pay per trip, or by using a pass to save money on more frequent travel.
Stephan Croix, CMO of Dott, said: “Bringing Dott information to Google Maps has been a great way to demonstrate the benefits of our service to those researching their travel options.
“By extending our integration to more cities, we hope to make it easier for more people to discover how Dott’s e-bikes and e-scooters can be the most efficient choice to unlock everything their city has to offer, avoiding congestion and without causing pollution.”
In April Dott said it has seen a rapid increase in the number of new e-bike and e-scooter riders so far this year, with the driver behind the surge being new riders, with an 85% increase in first-time users in the first quarter of 2022.
The Dott and Google Maps apps can both be downloaded through the Apple Apps store and Google Play.