Helbiz has hired micro-mobility leader Mitchell Price as Managing Director to spearhead APAC region expansion
Helbiz (NASDAQ; HLBZ), a global leader in micro-mobility and the first company in its industry to be publicly listed on Nasdaq, expands its e-scooter offerings to the Asia Pacific region for the first time through a strategic trial with alloggio (ASX:ALO), a leading operator of short-term rental accommodations in Australia. The program will begin in June, deploying at least 100 e-scooters to alloggio guests and staff, providing innovative, exciting, safe, and sustainable ways to get around popular tourism destinations initially in Queensland, Australia, with plans for expansion into other tourism hotspots across the eastern coast of Australia.
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Leading Helbiz’s newest region is Mitchell Price, an experienced business executive and industry leader for safe regulation in micro-mobility. As Regional Managing Director for Helbiz in the Asia Pacific Region, Mitchell will oversee the operations and expansion of Helbiz’s micro-mobility program, unlocking first and last mile transport solutions and connecting commuters to public transport. Prior to joining Helbiz, Mitchell was Chief of Staff to an Australian Member of Parliament and senior executive for Lime and Superpedestrian in the APAC.
“I’m thrilled to launch Helbiz’s newest region in my home country, providing Australians with access to a gas-free, affordable transportation alternative,” said Mitchell Price, Helbiz Regional Managing Director, APAC. “We’re kicking it off with this great trial collaboration with alloggio that equips visitors with everything they need to fully immerse themselves in clean energy transportation in popular tourism destinations.
Helbiz will initially provide scooters at some of alloggio’s major holiday destination hubs including Noosa, Brisbane, and Magnetic Island in Queensland.
“As Australia re-opens to the world and we start to see domestic and international travel continue to increase, alloggio is excited to work with Helbiz to provide an Australian first for our guests who stay at our alloggio managed properties,” said Will Creedon, Chief Executive Officer & Founder of alloggio.
The e-scooters are powered by 100% clean energy and will reduce single-occupant motor vehicle trips in the area, helping alloggio meet its goal of creating more sustainable communities. The scooter ride can be started and paid for through the Helbiz app.
Helbiz is a global leader in micro-mobility services. Launched in 2015 and headquartered in New York City, the company offers a diverse fleet of vehicles including e-scooters, e-bicycles and e-mopeds all on one convenient, user-friendly platform with over 40 licenses in cities around the world. Helbiz utilizes a customized, proprietary fleet management technology, artificial intelligence and environmental mapping to optimize operations and business sustainability. Helbiz is expanding its urban lifestyle products and services to include live streaming services, food delivery, financial services and more, all accessible within its mobile app. For additional information, please visit www.helbiz.com.
alloggio is a leading operator of short-term rental accommodation (STRA) in Australia. Formed in 2015 by Founder and CEO William Creedon, alloggio has developed an in-house scalable cloud-based technology platform that provides an end-to-end solution for travelers and holiday property owners and managers. The Company operates in the large and fragmented Australian STRA market. alloggio has a strong portfolio of recognised brands operating in popular tourism destinations such as Magnetic Island, Noosa, Coffs Harbour, Port Stephens, Jervis Bay, Mollymook / Milton, Great Ocean Road and Mornington Peninsula, with ambitions for continued growth throughout Australia. www.alloggio.com.au