This marks the Irish company’s first foray into mainland Europe after operating in the UK for several months. Irish start-up Zipp Mobility will bring its shared e-scooters to the Polish city of Katowice, the company has announced.
All five of its current areas of operation are located in the UK. Though Zipp is an Irish company, shared e-scooter schemes have not yet been legalised in Ireland. Several operators plan to begin operating in Ireland once government passes the necessary legislation.
The company says the expansion will bring five local jobs to the Polish city. Zipp also plans to expand to nearby cities Dąbrowa Górnicza and Sosnowiec by September.
Making the expansion announcement, CEO Charlie Gleeson said: “We are delighted to be rolling out our e-scooter services for the first time on mainland Europe and are especially pleased to be doing so in Poland, and in particular in Katowice, which over the last number of years has focused on becoming a greener and more sustainable city.”