JOCO, along with micromobility technology partners DUCKT and Vulog, is today celebrating the expansion of its New York e-bike rental initiative which will see the network increase to 100 docking stations and 1,000 bikes. The expansion follows the success of an initial trial launched in April 2021, where 30 of DUCKT’s dock, lock and charge stations were deployed at locations across the city to service 300 ACTON e-bikes.
The technology partners introduced the initiative to promote sustainable mobility and tackle air pollution while bringing back the joy of commuting by improving accessibility and ease of use. In the US, air pollution is responsible for tens of thousands of premature deaths every year. DUCKT’s universal docking, locking and charging solution can be powered by existing street furniture including advertising boards, bus stations and street lighting or by a dedicated solar source, creating a flexible, sustainable mobility solution that can be deployed almost anywhere.
Supported by the world’s largest sustainable energy innovation engine, EIT InnoEnergy, DUCKT is bringing its solution to cities globally including Paris, where DUCKT was recently awarded the contract to install 150 dock stations in the Paris Rive Gauche area of the city along the River Seine. The installation is part of the major redevelopment of the arrondissement, which began in the early 1990s.
Cagri Selcuklu, Co-founder & CEO at DUCKT said: “The expansion of the network in New York makes micromobility more accessible, helping to improve quality of life for residents and support people to get back outdoors while tackling air pollution head on. As the city continues to recover from COVID-19, sustainable micromobility solutions such as ours help to provide a safe way of getting from A to B.”
Jakub Miler, CEO at EIT InnoEnergy CE said: “Sustainable micromobility infrastructure solutions are playing a key role in addressing the climate crisis. As the time we have left to develop breakthrough technologies decreases, we are fully devoted to supporting companies such as DUCKT – a universal and easy-to-implement solution that may have a huge impact across the globe very quickly.”
DUCKT’s universal “dock, lock and charge” products have been tested and verified by DEKRA, a leading independent testing, inspection, and certification organization.
“We have performed FCC/ISED certification tests on DUCKT’s docking solution to ensure compliance with emissions limits,” explained Bryan Mikesh, Managing Director of DEKRA Certification, Inc. “We are honored to be DUCKT’s partner as they expand their footprint in the United States”.