Ireland’s leading mobility app FREE NOW has partnered with the world’s largest micro-mobility provider TIER Mobility to launch FREE NOW’s first integration of e-bikes in Ireland. TIER’s e-bikes will be available to book through the FREE NOW app alongside taxis from later this week.
This partnership forms part of FREE NOW’s ambition to offer a wider range of sustainable, low-emission and efficient transport options to passengers in Ireland, enabling users to choose a more multi-modal approach to meet individual and changing transport needs. This mirrors what FREE NOW offers in other markets across Europe including France, Germany, Poland, Spain and Italy where passengers can book e-scooters, e-bikes, e-mopeds, taxis and even car sharing options in certain locations all in one app.
The initial rollout will include 100 battery power-assisted TIER e-bikes in Blanchardstown, Swords, Malahide, Baldoyle, Portmarnock and Howth. Additional roll-outs will take place across Fingal County over the coming months and will bring the total number of e-bikes available to 400. The introduction of e-bikes will help with Fingal County Council’s aim of making active travel the preferred mode of travel for journeys under 5km. Users can locate and book the e-bikes through the FREE NOW app under the new option ‘2-wheels’ and use them within the Fingal County area.
FREE NOW’s e-bike partnership with TIER follows a successful e-scooter trial across five DCU campuses which began in July 2021, allowing passengers in DCU to book a TIER e-scooter via the FREE NOW app. This e-scooter trial has provided both mobility companies with key learnings that have been utilised in the e-bike launch. FREE NOW is looking forward to welcoming e-scooters into the app early next year in line with approved legislation.
Commenting on the e-bike launch, Niall Carson, General Manager of FREE NOW Ireland said: “At FREE NOW we are committed to enabling passengers to make smart and sustainable transport decisions as part of the national effort to build a greener and more sustainable transport infrastructure. We are delighted to launch e-bikes in our app in conjunction with TIER, one of our key partners in the micro-mobility sector. The integration of electric, micro-mobility on the FREE NOW app will enable our passengers to consider more sustainable transport choices in addition to our ECO booking taxi option. After the success of our e-scooter trial last year and now this e-bike launch, we are excited about what the future holds for FREE NOW in the multi-mobility space in Ireland.”
Also commenting on the e-bike launch, Peadar Golden, Ireland Country Manager from TIER said: “ Our TIER e-bikes are a great sustainable and active way for people to make journeys across Fingal County. It is fantastic to be able to bring our partnership with FREE NOW to more people in Ireland and be able to offer multi-modal journey options through the FREE NOW app. Our mission is to change mobility for good, and by offering people easy access to ways of getting around that don’t rely on a private car, be that by e-bike, e-scooter or taxi, we can play a part in making our cities healthier and more pleasant places to be.”
To celebrate their new partnership launch FREE NOW is offering a limited time discount for you to try an e-bike! Get €6 off your first e-bike trip with the code FREE2BIKE valid until 28.08.2022.