After its successful expansion in Rotterdam, the electric scooter sharing startup from Amsterdam — felyx — has recently announced its entry into the third big city of the Netherlands, The Hague. Following the announcement, 200 green felyx e-scooters will drive the streets of the Hague.
Last year, the Dutch startup raised an investment of €2 million, which the company raised through a combination of private investors and ABN AMRO bank.
Prior to that in 2018, felyx also raised 1 million for further growth of the organisation. The earlier investment was made by informal investors, Anne-Marie Rakhorst, entrepreneur and the founder of Duurzaamheid.nl. Unlike Bird and LimeBike that offer stand-up scooters, felyx offers larger electric ‘mopeds’ suitable for two people to drive.
felyx— How does it work?
The dark green electric scooters are already part of the streetscape in Amsterdam. Consumers can easily rent the e-scooters through the felyx app for Apple and Android. Driving costs €0,30 per minute, and users do not have to worry about maintenance or parking spots for the vehicles.
felyx successfully launched the sharing concept in Amsterdam, where the e-scooters can be collected and dropped everywhere within the service area. Their well-thought-out approach to this ‘free-floating’ principle prevents (parking) issues. The prevention of nuisance was also an important condition for the company to start in Rotterdam.
100% electric and green energy
The e-scooters from felyx are not only painted green, they are also 100% electric and powered by green energy from the Dutch wind. In the past year, the e-scooters drove 430.000 km, saving 50 tons of CO2. The extraction of this amount of CO2 from the air would require 2,500 trees to grow for one year.
Here’s an exclusive interview with we did last year with Quinten Selhorst, the CEO and co-founder of felyx.
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