Micromobility operator, Dott has unveiled a new refurbishment project which aims to double the lifespan of its vehicles and help cut its carbon emissions by nearly 50%.

Throughout the project, Dott’s e-scooters will undergo a complete refurbishment, extending their current three years of service by a further four years to provide them with a total lifespan of seven years.

This will avoid the need for Dott to manufacture and transport new vehicles, thus reducing the company’s overall environmental impact.

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Initially taking place in Lyon, Dott’s e-scooters will undergo a complete refurbishment

The project is initially taking place in Lyon, France, where in an industry first, Dott’s teams of mechanics have developed a plan to fully refurbish over 2,000 e-scooters.

The approach will then be replicated in all of Dott’s markets, and an additional refurbishment facility will be established in Poland to deliver this work.

During the refurbishment, Dott’s e-scooters will be completely dismantled and sorted into parts for recycling, repairing or reusing before being renovated and painted.

A new, more accurate GPS system will also be fitted into the refurbished vehicles.

Maxim Romain, Co-founder and COO, Dott, said:

We have always prioritised the maintenance and care of our vehicles, which prolongs their lifespan and helps us to lower our environmental impact. This new project in Lyon takes our approach to the next level, as we refurbish an entire fleet for the first time. Over 2,000 vehicles will be transformed from some of our longest serving to be as good as new, without the emissions from manufacturing and transporting new vehicles.

This scheme is a result of Dott’s recent tender win in Lyon, which included a commitment to refurbish its existing fleet to meet the City of Lyon’s  sustainability requirements.

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