There will be no shortage of shared scooters in Prague and Brno.
In the first half of July, a new Czech company, Antees, will enter Prague and Brno, operating shared electric scooters. A large part of the fleet consists of scooters from BeRider, active in Prague until the end of May.
In Prague, the company will start with 100 scooters at first and increase the number to 200 during the summer. In Brno, 100 scooters will start operating by the end of July.
“We are deeply convinced that shared mobility makes sense, especially in larger cities. Over the last three years, we have confirmed that there is great demand for our service, so we decided to come up with our own new brand and technologically improved scooters to offer people an even better way of transport than before,” explains Jan Kanta, co-owner of Antees.
Antees focuses mainly on B2B, i.e., for example, couriers of delivery companies, but also logistics companies in the last mile delivery area. “We bring these companies a smart solution without having to own a fleet of scooters. We provide them with infrastructure as a service,” says Jakub Kavánek, co-owner of the company.
“The name comes from the English word ‘Ant,’ meaning ant. It refers to the diligence and tremendous effort that couriers have to show during their work. Just as ants make their own paths, our electric scooters travel around the city as part of a colony,” explains Kavánek.
The scooters will of course be available on the streets for public as well, at a price of CZK 6 per minute. Prices for individual couriers and delivery and logistics companies are different and depend on many factors, such as the length of the contract, the number of scooters in the dedicated fleet and so on.
Antees plans to expand into Poland and Slovakia by the end of 2023. “Our vision is to become Europe’s leading provider of shared infrastructure for urban mobility and last mile delivery,” adds Kavanek.
The co-owners include brothers Jan and Vojtěch Kant, who have been intensively involved in shared mobility since 2020, when they were among the first to operate shared electric scooters in Prague, then under the brand blinkee.city.
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