Only 220 bikes yesterday against a fleet of 3000 last week. The operator will be required to undergo a phase transition and a change of ownership.
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The JUMP is more in the capital. This Monday, the more than 3,000 bikes available have deserted the streets of paris to be stored in the different sites of maintenance that had bought Uber in April 2019, when its new service micromobilité had seen the light of day.
The decrease was gradual, but very rapid. The observatory of the society Fluctuo, a specialist in these new vehicles to travel to urban, was listed day after day the number of bikes available in Paris. In the space of six days, the whole of the fleet had deserted.
Jump is removing its bikes from Paris.
Yesterday (June 14th), there were less than 220 bikes available vs 3,000 on June 5th pic.twitter.com/QlMY7dWRkO
— fluctuo (@fluctuo) June 15, 2020
A situation that the regular customers didn’t see it coming, and were surprised Monday morning to learn that the capital had now more than Vélib’ as operator, and service of bicycle rental self-service.
A transfer to charges
The explanation is that between Uber and Lime. The two companies share a common point : the long period of confinement has been a nightmare economic. Their house-mother Alphabet, which is the owner of Google, had decided jointly with the companies that the service micromobilité JUMP is transferred from Uber to JUMP.
These next few weeks will be decisive for Uber (which must treat its accounts so that the company became public just a year). Refocus on its core model, around its service VTC, and delivery of meals is essential, and the diversification that it had been able to want buying JUMP in 2018 is no longer current.
The withdrawal of the entire fleet in Paris is not exceptional for JUMP, that made operational choices for equivalents in other cities. Normally, this decision is expected to be extended during the period to which the transfer of service will take place between Uber and Lime.
Interviewed by Le Parisien, a spokeswoman for Uber-France has confirmed the information. ” Even if the partnership is not yet ended in Europe, we have moved the majority of our bikes and scooters to our warehouses in view of the transfer of operations to Lime “.