By Isaac Ndou
JOHANNESBURG: This is a move following Uber’s purchase of Jump in April this year which was the first transaction the company made under the leadership of Khosrowshahi sometime last year.
Shuttle company Uber have announced that it would roll out its electric-bicycle which is in high demand to Europe in a move to expand it’s international offerings to bring about more environmental friendly means of transportation for the public.
The worldwide transport company made the announcement that they are planning to send their Jump bike rental service to Berlin in Germany before the end of the summer and will send the bikes to other parts of Europe later on.
“When you get onto these bikes and you pedal, you feel like Superman. This is potentially a replacement for Uber trips so that we can be bigger than just cars, we can be about mobility within a city, and we can help resolve the traffic issue every city is facing,” said Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.
Uber also plan to send the Ubergreen service of electric car ride to Berlin in 2018 in a quest to promote the electrification of transport in cities across the European continent which will be an example of the “new Uber” trying to enter the markets through partnerships and dialogue.
This is a move following Uber’s purchase of Jump in April this year which was the first transaction the company made under the leadership of Khosrowshahi sometime last year.
It is also tipped to make an impact on the company’s strategy of wanting to branch out traditional taxi style rides which also included flying cars, city travel and food delivery which has already been established as Uber Eats.
Uber already offers the jump bikes rides in Washington DC, San Francisco and some of the cities in California where riders takes rides of up to 30 minutes for 2 Dollars per ride on the electrically assisted bicycle to move around the city.