Dott, the responsible micromobility operator, has successfully secured a three-year contract to offer up to 4,500 shared e-scooters in Rome. Following a competitive tender process, this decision guarantees the continuation of Dott's service in the city, which was initially introduced in 2020. The selection criteria emphasized Dott's ability to provide a safe and dependable service, which will now expand beyond the city center to encompass 15 districts across Rome, aiming to reduce the reliance on cars.
In close collaboration with city authorities, Dott's service will prioritize responsible rider behavior and strive for better integration within the city. Each vehicle will be equipped with license plates, and riders will need to verify their identification, enabling authorities to impose fines on those who violate speed limits or parking restrictions.
Dott's service is delivered by dedicated teams of in-house mechanics and ground staff who are committed to offering a safe and reliable experience. The e-scooters undergo thorough checks during every battery swap and receive scheduled maintenance to ensure their optimal performance.
Andrea Giaretta, Regional Director, South-East Europe, at Dott, expressed confidence in the company's ability to provide a high-quality service supported by their internal operations. Giaretta looks forward to working closely with the City of Rome in achieving their objective of reduced car usage by ensuring that Dott's vehicles are available whenever and wherever they are needed throughout the city.
Over the past three years, Dott has facilitated more than 4 million rides in Rome, serving over 400,000 users. The e-scooters have traveled a total distance of 9 million km, resulting in the avoidance of 1000 tonnes of CO2 emissions if the same trips had been taken by car.
Environmental and social impact remain integral to every decision made by Dott. The micromobility company has outlined its goals and progress in terms of sustainability, which can be found at ridedott.com/sustainability.