by Future Transport-News
04 Feb 2022
EasyMile Extends German Presence with New Hub
Technology provider EasyMile has opened a new office and garage at Berlin’s former Tegel Airport. Already being used for vehicle preparation and maintenance, the premises in the brand new Urban Tech Republic research and industrial park at the repurposed airport are also set to evolve into a German research and development centre.
Urban Tech Republic covers more than 200 hectares and is dedicated to advancing sustainable and urban technologies. EasyMile is one of the first companies to embed itself in the park, with this now its second, Berlin location.
The expansion comes as the number of autonomous passenger shuttles in real services as well as development projects in Germany grows to around 30. Together with increasing demand for the company’s autonomous tow tractor for cross indoor-outdoor use in the market, it is a definitive move.
The Tegel site is in addition to EasyMile’s corporate German headquarters, in Berlin-Mitte since 2017.
Alongside its quick growth in Germany, EasyMile successfully completed a Series B financing round of €55 million in 2021. Both are contributing to the completion of its product and technology roadmap, while accelerating international expansion and customer service. The scale up in Berlin is in line with this, designed to offer efficient customer service closeby, as well as to serve the appetite for local innovation.
“The Urban Tech Republic focuses on technologies for the growing metropolises of the 21st century. Intelligent and clean mobility solutions, which are conceived, developed, tested or produced here, in the research and industrial park at the former Tegel Airport, play a central role for us. As a supplier of electric and automated transport solutions, EasyMile fits perfectly into the innovative profile of the Urban Tech Republic. We are therefore delighted to welcome EasyMile on board as one of our first tenants.”
This article was originally published by EasyMile.
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