Ford plans to expand its Spin e-scooter business into Europe.
The company said it will launch its first international fleet of dockless electric scooters in Cologne, Germany, this spring, followed by other German cities shortly after.
Spin also plans to apply for the upcoming Paris e-scooter share permit in France next month and explore opportunities in the U.K. for private partnerships and e-scooter share trials.
“Community integration is integral to our long-term success,” stated Euwyn Poon, co-founder and president of Spin. “We have local teams dedicated to listening to the people in the communities we operate, gathering feedback so that we can offer the best service possible.”
Spin increased the number of U.S. cities in which it operates by 600% last year, according to Poon.
Spin, acquired by Ford in 2018, has 20 exclusive partnerships in the U.S. and operates in more than 60 cities.