TIER Mobility, Europe’s largest micro-mobility operator, has just taken delivery of 10 new all-electric MAN eTGE vans for its London micro-mobility operation. The new fleet will play a key role in supporting TIER in the capital, where it’s currently operating e-scooters as part of the London e-scooter trial in conjunction with Transport for London (TfL) and local councils.
Founded in 2018 and serving 16 countries and over 160 cities, including Paris, Berlin, Dubai, York and London, TIER has been operating in the UK since October 2020. With a focus on providing the safest, most equitable and most sustainable mobility solution, TIER was the first micro-mobility operator to go climate-neutral.
The London e-scooter trial, which has the potential to be the biggest tendered e-scooter scheme in Europe, is part of a wider effort to reduce reliance on private cars. The scheme currently covers the boroughs of Canary Wharf, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Richmond.
Maximilian Djacic, TIER project manager operations vehicles, said: “With the London trial continuing to scale, we are expanding our operations, and our fleet of MAN eTGE all-electric vans is allowing us to do this in a sustainable and efficient way.
The MAN eTGE is the ideal vehicle for our business. Being 100 per cent electric its credentials fit perfectly with our company ethos, allowing us to service our e-scooter fleet’s needs in an environmentally and carbon natural way.”
The new all-electric 3.5 tonne MAN eTGE vans will be used across the chosen London boroughs by TIER Mobility to assist with the collection and delivery of scooters. They’re perfect for inner-city delivery traffic with a load capacity of 10.7m3 and a range of up to 70 miles (113km).
David Harvey, MAN Truck & Bus UK Ltd, said: “Working with TIER Mobility has been great, their professional method of business, clear requirement of need and understanding, meant that our product crossover has dovetailed perfectly and we very much look forward to working with them in the future.”